Monthly Archives: August 2013
While the Kite patch might not give you superhero powers to turn invisible, it can help you hide yourself from pesky, disease carrying mosquitoes. The founders of the Kite Patch started this venture to make a difference around the world and change the way we prevent mosquito borne illnesses in areas that need it most: Africa, Southeast Asia, and South America.
Kite is a simple sticker that you wear on your t-shirt. It uses non-toxic chemicals to mask the carbon dioxide our body gives off for 48 hours. This is effective because mosquitoes track us through our CO2 emissions up to 100 yards away (the size of a football field!) They are trying to not only reduce the need for spraying ourselves with bug spray and lotions but making a low cost sticker that is affordable to those who need it.
They are still working on the manufacturing and plan to do a field test in one of the most mosquito disease ridden areas in the world, Uganda. Once they begin manufacturing they promise that for every Kite Patch sold, a person of need will receive one as well. There is a constant wave of new technology to help eradicate mosquito borne illnesses, but this is a step in a completely new direction.