Right from the outset, it was clear to the inventor Kurt Stoll that a solution against mosquito bites that did not use medicines and hazardous chemicals would make more sense. Insecticides and medicines have been used in the fight against mosquitoes and vector-borne diseases for many years, but hundreds of thousands of people still die from the effects of insect bites every year. Since pathogens are becoming increasingly resistant to ordinary drugs, there is currently no prospect of these diseases being eradicated. Also, medicines often cause side-effects and pesticides kill not only mosquitoes but also have serious consequences for nature.
Kurt Stoll therefore set about researching mosquitoes not from a biologist’s or a physician’s point of view but from that of a physicist. He studied the evolutionary behaviour of the various mosquito species and found that atmospheric discharges put these two-winged creatures to flight. The inventor drew inspiration from nature and set about transforming these findings into technology. But what electromagnetic signals simulate thunderstorms in such a way that they are perceived by most mosquito species but are harmless to humans and animals?
Many tests followed, along with various adaptations to the electronics and the wristband. Experiments in Switzerland and in a very wide range of climate conditions led to today’s version of the nopixgo®. Kurt Stoll succeeded in coming up with an ingenious solution that causes no side-effects, is environmentally friendly and provides the best possible protection against mosquitoes.