Mosquitoes kill nearly half a million people each year and cause disease and disability to hundreds of millions more. Targeted elimination of disease-carrying mosquito populations prevents disease, but requires precision control to optimize insecticide use and other biological control technologies specific to target species. Generating this data is slow, expensive, and requires a trained entomologist, often leading to improper control and misused resources.
VecTech has developed an AI-driven computer vision system for identifying disease-carrying mosquito species. This technology is being integrated in devices designed to bring rapid high accuracy entomological identification at a low-cost to public health systems around the world. With VecTech's system, the training and labor burden of morphological identification is reduced, and vector surveillance programs are able to increase their capacity for rapid decision making that saves lives.
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