Microsoft’s ‘Project Premonition’ mosquito trap fights Zika and other diseases ‘1000 times better …

Ethan Jackson, a Microsoft researcher who is leading Project Premonition. (Photo by Brian Smale). A Microsoft research team is partnering with Harris County in Houston, Texas, to tests a new type of mosquito trap. The initiative, called Project Premonition, leverages new technology to trap and test mosquitos for diseases like Zika and Dengue fever.The trap collects data on the time and weather conditions when each mosquito is collected. The device only traps certain types of mosquitos so that entomologists don’t have to sort through a variety of insect species. It uses two battery-powered microprocessors to gather information and transmit wirelessly to the cloud. Using machine learning, the trap can analyze the data and select the type of mosquitos researchers are interested in. The trap is also weatherproof, allowing it to hold up…


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