Smartphone claims to repel mosquitoes
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Malaria, dengue fever, and other mosquito-borne diseases are a serious problem in many areas of the world, with the World Health Organization estimating around 214 million cases of malaria in 2015. The best way to avoid mosquito-borne illness is to avoid mosquitoes – but this is not easy, especially in countries such as India, where the insects are prevalent. According to a study by Euromonitor International, consumers in India spend around USD 733 million per year on home insecticides. Recent attempts to come up with novel ways to repel or kill mosquitoes have included an insecticide sprayed automatically from the back of motorbikes and a wearable patch that makes humans invisible to the insects.
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