Faculty Advisor

Pahlavan, Kaveh

Faculty Advisor

Peet, R. Creighton

Project Center

Washington, DC


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.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs