Unlike most of developed world where the presence of mosquitos is really not a cause for concern, in emerging economies, it is critical to protect the masses from potentially disease carrying mosquitos.
The recent scare caused by the Zika virus is all too common in developing countries. Like other mosquito-borne diseases (West Nile virus, malaria) Zika caused the most devastation among the poor, who were least equipped to deal with the deadly disease.
According to Kenya medical Research Institute (KEMRI), the national body responsible for carrying out health research in the country, malaria is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Kenya.
About 25 million out of a population of 34 million Kenyans are at risk of malaria. In fact, it accounts for 30-50 per cent of all outpatient attendance and 20 per cent of all admissions to health facilities.
Globally, the World Health Organization estimates that in 2015, 214 million clinical cases of malaria occurred, and 438,000 people died of malaria, most of them children in Africa. Because malaria causes so much illness and death, the disease is a great drain on many national economies.
The above data points to the fact that it is necessary to come up with solutions to halt the spread of mosquito-borne disease.
Not only can LG Electronics be said to be at the fore-front of developing consumer-focused solutions but also applying the latest innovations to solve real-world health problems.
The company is forging a way forward and helping to reshape the way that people think about tech-powered healthcare and also presenting creative new solutions to increase health benefits of technological innovation.
In its attempt to design tailored solutions, LG has developed impressive ultrasonic wave technology, a safe and effective non-toxic technology method for repelling mosquitos. The technology is featured prominently on LG’s air conditioners.
“LG mosquito air conditioners are designed to assist local consumers in their daily fight against mosquitos,” said Moses Marji, LG East and Central Africa General Manager Marketing.
He added: “They are specially designed with capabilities to repel mosquitos away and prevent them from entering the room with ultrasonic technology,”
The air conditioners also deliver fast and powerful cooling, along with a new system that balances temperature and humidity levels, to maintain the perfect indoor atmosphere.
“Our innovative mosquito away air conditioners present a clean and safe, alternative,” he concluded.