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NopixglobalBy Nopixglobal
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NopixglobalBy Nopixglobal
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CHF 58,979
pledged of CHF 180,000pledged of CHF 180,000 goal
480
backers
23hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, September 27 2018 3:11 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Mosquito bites itch and can transfer dangerous diseases like Malaria, Yellow- and Dengue-fever. Nopixgo® is a breakthrough electronic hi-tech wristband, invented and produced in Switzerland. It emits very weak eletromagnetic signals and fields which keep mosquitoes from biting.

The revolutionary WeatherSimTech™ mimics the natural electromagnetic signatures of thunderstorms. Mosquitos are genetically programmed to seek shelter when they sense an approaching storm and the instinct to protect themselves overrides the instinct to bite.

Without nasty chemicals, it is harmless for humans and animals, and a comfortable simple natural solution to protect you from mosquito bites. This technology is very different from anything that is on the market so far.

The wristband is comfortable to wear. It is adjustable and fit adults and children. We use the same high quality materials as leading watch makers use here in Switzerland.

Once charged (one full charge takes max. 1 hour) via Micro USB the built in battery lasts for several days (3-7 days depending on surrounding temperatures). 

Furthermore, the electronics are protected against splashes of water - the housing is melted in place using ultrasonic welding and the USB connector is rated as water proof.

Nopixgo® provides you with great protection without emitting any noises, odors or sticky fluids. 

The signals sent out by the wristband are not affected by any weather conditions like wind or rain - you can enjoy the bite reduction effect while being outdoors also in very humid or rainy conditions.

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For mosquitoes the strong winds and rain that are coming with an approaching thunderstorm are life-threatening. 

A thunderstorm’s atmospheric discharges generate electromagnetic waves and fields that mosquitoes can detect from a very long distance away. In our research we have seen swarms of mosquitos simply disappear long before we could observe the approaching storm.

These natural environmental stimuli are transmitted through the sensilla (hair-like sensory organ) to the mosquito "brain" (gangleon). The instinct rooted in the DNA triggers a natural protection reaction. 

Unlike chemical stimuli, mosquitoes can not get used to or adapt to stimuli that triggers functions deeply rooted in their DNA. 

Nopixgo® imitates these weak natural signals, and by triggering the natural self preservation instincts in mosquitos, the effect is a clear reduction of mosquito bites without the use of chemicals.

The following video is a recording of a real test in the Tropical Institute in Basel Switzerland. They have the most aggressive type of mosquitos available and regularly provides us with an opportunity to test our technology.

The test shown below shows how the mosquitos, that normally attack anyone in that small room immediately, instead stays by their cage. Normally they would all be sitting on the test persons skin sucking away...

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The emitted waves and signals are certified and proven harmless to humans and animals. The emitted signal is more the more than 100 times weaker compared to those sent out by normal smartphones.

Nopixgo® is IEC & IECEE tested (IEC No. 16-EL-0331 SO1), FCC certified and CE & RoHS compliant.

While different types of sounds and ultrasonic signals are proven to have no real effect on reducing mosquito bites, the strong pesticide DEET (diethyltoluamide) chemical is proven to be a relatively effective solution so far. 

Citronella, etheric oil candles and other softer odors have not shown any significant effects in tests. 

The impact of using chemicals on our skin as well as the potentially dangerous consequences of using chemicals in our sensitive ecosystem, to kill mosquito larvas, is hard to predict. 

The revolutionary new technology we are using is not only very effective in protection against bites, but also harmless to the environment and the most comfortable, durable and even cost-effective solution in the long run.

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The revolutionary WeatherSimTech™ technology has been  developed by Kurt Stoll, a Swiss electronics and high frequency scientist. 

Kurt was highly motivated to battle Malaria after having encountered children suffering and dying from this horrible disease. He aspired to develop a solution that is not only efficient enough to prevent people from being bitten in the first place, but also safe for human health and the environment. 

As he did extensive research on mosquitoes from the point of view of a physicist – and not the one of a biologist – he discovered a radically different approach. 

Conducting various tests together with world renowned mosquito experts of the University of Tübingen (Germany), he found out that mosquitoes are not only sensitive to chemical stimuli but also react to electromagnetical waves and signals. 

Over the years, he experimented with different signals and developed various prototypes of devices with different levels of efficiency. 

Many hundreds of tests have been carried out all over the world. Due to the general progress in electronics over the last years – and more advanced high frequency technology and processor technology available on the market – a device could be developed for the general public. 

The journey continues as we improve the technology and make it available to as many people as possible nthat suffer from mosquito bites.

Not sharks, snakes or spiders – the mosquito is the world’s most dangerous animal. 

Mosquitos transfer diseases like Malaria, Dengue, Zika and other deadly diseases (so-called vector diseases). 

Every 45 seconds a child dies from Malaria alone (WHO).

Expensive drugs, genetic experiments, chemicals and vaccines cannot be the only way to deal with this major issue. Bite reduction, without disturbing our ecosystem, will play a big part in many areas of the world.

We want to prevent people from being bitten in the first place. People living in so-called industrial or prosperous countries are now also threatened by vector diseases. However, we have the knowledge and financial resources to protect themselves. 

Our goal is to make this technology available even to the poorest people in the world – to give them the same chance to avoid these deadly diseases.

With every purchase of a nopixgo® in industrialised countries, a buyer not only protects his own health but also makes a personal humanitarian contribution to human health in economically weaker regions. 

The revenue of the first version of the nopixgo® will be invested into even more effective and cheaper future versions.

Future versions of nopixgo®, which will be possible to produce in much larger quantities, will be affordable also in the regions it is needed the most.

Please back our product now and be part of the change.

We have until now privately financed the development of the first generation of the nopixgo®. Friends, family and a few enthusiasts has made it possible to develop this new revolutionary high frequency technology.

Today we produce a version that offers at least a 50% protection - the number of bites are reduced between 50% and 80%, many times up to 100%. We want to increase this and cover all types of mosquitos so our journey continues. 

There is a lot more to do.

Due to the large number of mosquito species (over 3’000) we need funds for the necessary tests and studies - to tune the effect closer to 100%. You can now be part of this important effort. 

Many millions die each year as a result from vector transmitted diseases received by mosquito bites - the inventor’s mission in life is to drastically reduce this number - this is our motivation. 

By supporting the needed research, tests and development, your participation will speed up the refinement of our technology to match even more types of mosquitoes.

We are working with, and testing, different variations of the emitted signals for specific mosquito species. We are seeking to provide a specific signal profile that covers each location best, depending on the mosquito species.

We have started different programs for different regions and will provide our new location tailored wristbands exclusively for Kickstarter backers to test.

In the future, all these location based settings will be transferred to the next generation nopixgo® with a new smartphone app using Bluetooth.

One exciting upcoming step in our journey is the development of the nopixgo® smartphone app. It will allow users to configure their nopixgo® with a fine-tuned signal that unique to the mosquito species at the users' current location. 

Users will be able to download specific signals based on their location or search for a specific location and set up the wristband accordingly via Bluetooth connection.

Join our mission and become a pioneer. 

As a reward you will get a fully functional nopixgo® wristband that has a special tailored software based on your location (the address you use here on Kickstarter - if you intend to use the nopoixgo® in a different location, let us know). 

With this wristband you can further help us by conducting your own tests and in this way support our mission by sharing your experiences. 

This current Kickstarter version of the nopoixgo® is totally new and not available on the market yet. 

In addition we give you great discount compared to the price on which nopixgo® is sold publicly. 

Send us your own feedback and results of using your own nopixgo®. Through an online form, we will collect every single users results to improve the function of future versions of nopixgo®.


International backers: We ship internationally. Please be aware that you may be responsible for any duties, handling fees and taxes applicable to your region. Conversion rate CHF/USD ≈ 1:1

                                           
  
                            

Risks and challenges

By testing and verifying our technology on many more types of mosquitos, we strive to come closer to 100% protection against bites. In certain regions and against certain species of mosquitos, we already do very well (up to 100% reduction - no bites at all!).

The costs of scientific tests on more types of mosquitos has prevented us from testing the effect on more types of mosquitos - even if we have very positive test results from over 80 countries so far.

To be able to have a real impact on all vector borne diseases, we need to be able to do more studies and tests.

To verify the effect of our technology, we need to also construct a more realistic testing protocol that measures the actual effect in real life conditions. Current standards and norms only measure repelling effects, not bite reduction.

With more funds we will also be able to make savings in the production of the electronic components so that the nopixgo will be much more affordable. It will be possible to get cheaper and new optimized electronic parts if we produce hundreds of thousands or millions of nopixgo®.

With your contribution, we can optimise the emitted signals and automate several time consuming production steps. As a nopixgo® tester, you will help us to optimise the frequencies used for your specific region based on your feedback.

With your help we believe we can have a real impact on deadly vector borne diseases like Malaria and Dengue fever.

It is a mystery to us why certain big foundations and institutes ignore this breakthrough technology - we are told that the Chemical industry and its interests play a major part here - we truly hope that is not the case.

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