If you suffer from an infestation of mosquitoes you may be interested in a new automated laser firing mosquito exterminator which takes the form of the Photonic Fence.
The Photonic Fence is capable of discriminating mosquitoes from other insects by using their wing beat frequency, shape, size and airspeed and once targeted exterminate them using an accurate laser shot.
The creators of the Photonic Fence explain more about its inspiration, design and functionality.
According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 207 million cases of malaria and an estimated 670,000 malaria deaths occurred worldwide in 2012. Governments and aid agencies have set up many programs to distribute antimalarial drugs, insecticides, and bed nets in endemic areas, and these important tools have curbed malaria’s spread through the poorer parts of the world. However, existing measures have only held the epidemic in check. To have a real chance of conquering this disease, we need truly new approaches.
One way to break the malaria transmission cycle is to prevent the primary vector–the female Anopheles mosquito–from reaching the age where it can infect a healthy host. As part of IV’s Global Good program, our team at IV Lab is developing a device capable of identifying the discriminating characteristics of a mosquito (wing beat frequency, shape, size, airspeed, etc.), training a laser on it, and delivering adequate photonic energy to kill or incapacitate it.
This approach could offer a new tool for mosquito control that works without constant human attention and with no collateral damage to the local ecology. It would be used to complement bed nets, insecticides, and other existing vector control techniques.
For more information on the new Photonic Fence Laser Bug Zapper jump over to the IV Lab website for details by following the link below.
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