The Kite Patch is being designed to be a significant advancement in the global fight against mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, West Nile Virus and Dengue Fever. It is designed to be durable, easy-to-use, and safe for children and adults around the world in a range of climates and conditions.
The goal was to re-engineer how humans are protected from mosquitoes. The result was Kite. Kite Patch is the world’s first product containing a breakthrough scientific discovery of non-toxic compounds scientifically proven to disrupt the mosquito’s carbon dioxide neurons. The Kite Patch’s compounds act as a non-topical, spatial repellent, blocking mosquitoes’ ability to detect carbon dioxide – their primary method of tracking human blood meals. Kite Patch is designed to last at least 48 hours.
Kite Patch is being designed to replace products using ineffective or toxic chemicals, and also to provide protection for individuals throughout an individual’s normal daily activities.
Kite Patch’s technology stems from scientific developments initially developed at the University of California, Riverside with assistance from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.