Kite Patch: Invisibility Cloak Against Mosquitoes

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When it comes to technology, we all know small things can make a big impact. But did you know a small patch can now make you practically invisible to mosquitoes? The drive to combat mosquito-borne diseases fueled a team of scientists, engineers, and product designers to come up with a product that can save millions of lives: the Kite Mosquito Patch.

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Kite is a small, lightweight and durable patch of scientific wonder that can provide up to 48 hours of protection against mosquitoes. Measuring at 1.5 x 1.5″, it is a simple sticker patch that easily attaches onto clothes, baby carriers, backpacks, etc.

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According to research, mosquitoes track humans through carbon dioxide in our breath. Kite uses non-toxic yet powerful FDA-approved food grade compounds that combine to act as a spatial repellent to block mosquitoes’ ability to detect carbon dioxide. It’s much like wearing Harry Potter’s Cloak of Invisibility against mosquitoes.

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Though they’re still in their crowdfunding stage, the team has successfully raised 100% of their goal in less than 5 days. Now, they’re off to conduct large-scale testing and help families in Uganda, where malaria infection rates are over 60%.

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