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Kite Patch Can Make You Invisible to Mosquitoes for 48 Hours

by , 07/18/13
filed under: Design for Health, News

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The Kite Patch is a sticker you can attach to your shirt that contains a chemical to repel mosquitoes for up to 48 hours. A venture group called ieCrowd is working to bring the patch to the market, and it hopes to get enough funding to provide the patch to developing countries where it might aid in the fight against malaria and other mosquito-borne illnesses.



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Mosquitoes are not only a nuisance but can present a serious health risk; the World Heath Organization reports that in 2010 there have been 219 million cases of malaria, with 660,000 deaths mostly in Africa. Some of the most dangerous diseases in the world are still largely mosquito-borne.

The sticker prevents mosquitoes from sensing Co2 which makes a person invisible to the insects. The effect lasts for 48 hours, according to the company and is a practical replacement for commonly used sprays and lotions.

ieCrowd’s president Grey Frandsen said the company is dedicated to engineering the product to be low cost and affordable for people with low income. Having been affected by malaria himself, Frandsen knows the suffering the disease causes first hand. He hopes to distribute the product within the next year.

+ ieCrowd

Via Fast Company

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5 Comments

  1. Arthur Knibbs July 22, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    This is some really great news,i can’t wait for this product to hit the market, just imagine the magnitude of the effect around the world.

  2. Angel Cole July 21, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    I guess this has already been out for quite sometime and is widely available!!! What\\\’s the new deal?

    Have a look at moscare – http://moscare.in/

  3. Mits Tanikawa July 21, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    This is an incredibly good idea !
    Want to find it in my next CVS visit !
    Will it work against gnats as well ?
    (^_*)

  4. Brian Green July 21, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    This sounds almost too good to be true. Would Grey Frandsen be willing to do a test of this product in Alaska where there are so many mosquitos that they viciously attack anything alive? If it can handle Alaskan mosquitos and cause them to ignore the wearer entirely, then I\\\’m all for it regardless of price.

  5. Laura Fuller July 20, 2013 at 11:42 am

    want. where do we sign up!?

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