Pool Safety and Technology


Benjamin Gerard Hawkins, Haroldo Kawakami, Briana C. Lorenzo, Cei Ping Wu


United States Consumer Product Safety Commission


Creighton R. Peet, Kaveh Pahlavan


October – December 2008

Project Outcomes

Final Report


Much has been much done to prevent unintentional drownings in swimming pools, especially for children. However it still remains a significant problem today. Working in coordination with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), we researched aspects of the problem, focusing primarily on the contribution of technology and then developed concepts to help alleviate the problem. We made recommendations to the CPSC on how to further develop the Submersion Prevention Effectiveness Rating system and the Submersion Prevention System concepts we created.