The Kite Mosquito Patch is a small patch that is worn on a person's clothing and protects the wearer against mosquito
bites. The Kite Patch disperses non-toxic compounds that block mosquitoes' ability to track and detect humans.
The wearer effectively becomes "invisible to
mosquitoes," and is protected for up to 48 hours at a
of the patch have said.
The initial discovery of the compounds used in Kite Patch was led by scientist Dr. Anandasankar Ray and his team from the University of California,
Riverside. Their findings were published in the Nature journal in
2011.The Kite Patch could help protect against malaria, as well as West Nile virus, dengue fever, and other mosquito-borne diseases.