There seems to be an assumption that mechanical or technical failure is more common and more serious than human error. The opposite is true – accidents in climbing gyms are far more likely to be due to human error than mechanical failure. High-risk situations where a climber starts his ascend without having attached himself to an autobelay happen every day. Happily, accidents are rare but they should not really happen at all.
The name of the belay assurance camera system – a proprietary development of Techtopia, is Higher Eye. Тhanks to AI and Advanced Analytics technology, Higher Eye provides an end-to-end video-based, real-time analysis of humans and objects to detect, highlight and prevent potentially dangerous behavior in a climbing gym and ultimately save lives. Beyond its core function to alarm when a climber is not attached to an autobelay, the trained algorithms bring multiple additional features such as:
- Heat map of the wall with statistics for the routes so gym owners can see which ones are preferred by climbers.
- Detailed information about each route as average time to climb, where the climbers drop most often, what areas are the climbers passing fast or slow.
- Tailored information for each climber, enabling them to see a recording of their climb and optimize their strategy and moves.
- Future versions may also include a Head-Up Display (HUD) feature for each climber that will project valuable real-time information that would be always in the sight of the climber.