Tired of mosquitoes sucking the blood out of you? Even worse, is their continuous buzz-buzz killing your sleep? Sadly, this is not the worst the mosquitoes can do. Mosquito is the deadliest insect on the planet. According to the World Health Organization, around 725,000 people die each year from mosquito-borne diseases.
There are numerous tools to prevent mosquito-borne diseases but the number of affected people is still devastatingly high, and it is important to reduce the access of mosquitoes to humans. Intellectual Ventures has developed a shoot-at-sight tool for killing mosquitoes. The invention combines low-cost sensor and laser technology to identify, track and kill mosquitoes which are the primary transmission vector of malaria.
The video demonstrates how the tool works by killing the mosquito with a small pulse of light.
The innovative tool, although developed for getting rid of mosquitoes has uses beyond that. The technology can be employed not only by health organizations but for agricultural purposes as well. Photonic Fence is an environment-friendly alternative to chemical pesticides that is efficient and effective for both agricultural and residential use around the world.
Here is a cool image of a light pulse killing a mosquito.
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