Kang, D.Y.; Hong, S., and Lee, J., 2017. An introduction of AELIS (Aquatic Environment Life-saving Integrated System). In: Lee, J.L.; Griffiths, T.; Lotan, A.; Suh, K.-S., and Lee, J. (eds.), The 2nd International Water Safety Symposium. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 79, pp. 11–15. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.
AELIS (Aquatic Environment Life-saving Integrated System) is designed to monitor the high profiles of drowning and the swimmers approaching the swimming boundary lines in real time in order to prevent accidents in the water environment and maintain high standard of the safety. It also detects the swimmers who attempt to get in the water without lifeguards at night, which has high possibility of drowning. The system automatically recognize the potential danger in the blind spots where lifeguards hardly manage. AELIS proactively reduces the risk of life-threatening accidents and supports fast rescue by paging to the lifeguards and safety officers of the facilities. AELIS utilizes an image perception algorithm to detect violation of swimming boundaries and keep tracking of swimmers during its operation. The system is developed based on intelligent video surveillance algorithm, the CCTV, and Geographical Information System (GIS), which enables real time warning to the safety operators in the aquatic environment.