Summer’s here, which means sun, sea, sand and sitting outside. However, it also means something else; something not quite so appealing: the arrival of mosquitoes. Being bitten by mosquitoes while you’re soaking up the sun or enjoying a nice evening meal al fresco is enough to put you off even contemplating stepping outside. However, in some parts of the world mosquitoes mean more than just an annoyance and irritation; diseases caused by mosquitoes count for a considerable amount of the world’s serious health problems.
A recent invention called Kite Patch intends to go some way to solving this problem. The new creation is a sticker with chemicals that prevent mosquitoes from detecting CO2, essentially making human beings invisible, and not targets waiting to be bitten.
An impact venture group, ieCrowd, obtained the new technology from the University of California, Riverside, and is now seeking funding to be able to send the patches to its partner in Uganda, a step forward in the fight against diseases such as malaria.
Find out more about the new Kite Patch here.
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