The Indian division of South Korea’s LG Electronics has developed a TV it claims can repel mosquitoes, which spread diseases such as malaria, Zika and dengue.
E&T news covered this mosquito-repelling TV announcement in detail last month. The TV’s ‘Mosquito Away Technology’ uses ultrasonic waves that are inaudible to humans, but cause mosquitoes to fly away, according to the company. Quite where the mosquitos fly away to is not known – presumably to one’s next-door neighbours, who don’t have an LG television.
Technology is increasingly being deployed in pioneering ways in the global fight against the spread of dangerous diseases. Mobile phones have been used to help fight outbreaks of both malaria and dengue fever.
It is also hoped that technology can arrest the spread of the Zika virus, as Dr Nicola Davies reported in E&T magazine earlier this year.
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