Almost 700 million people contract a mosquito-borne illness every year. Mosquito-borne diseases like Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika lead to more than a million deaths a year and put a severe strain on public health systems and local economies, with an overall annual cost of $100 Billion. These illnesses take a heavy toll on people living in developing nations as they both impede economic growth and thrive in regions with high pollution, poor housing conditions, and unsafe water.
TrakitNow’s solution is a Smart Mosquito Diseases Control System that uses state-of-the-art IoT and AI technology to operate autonomously and provide real-time mosquito population data both by location and species. There are four key components to the solution: sensor network, social network, real-time analytics, and predictive analytics. Moskeet provides real-time analytics on mosquito surveillance & control, disease transmission, outbreaks, and hot spots. Moskeet’s sensors use novel AI algorithms to classify mosquitoes. The application provides density heat maps, conditions affecting breeding, health information, and vector control history.
The platform is designed to capture data across several areas like epidemiology, entomology, socioeconomic conditions, location, and weather to help in the effective management of diseases. Moskeet’s roadmap includes the addition of real-time detection of viruses, and/or parasites in mosquito saliva.
Moskeet is currently deployed across 5 smart cities in India benefiting a total of 325,000 people.
The potential upside of eradicating Malaria, a single mosquito-borne disease, by 2040 is enormous: 11 million lives and $2 trillion dollars saved. Currently, a single disease occurrence in a family in a developing country can push them into poverty and disrupt their child’s education. Moskeet’s target markets include local government agencies, private housing communities or commercial properties, and individual residences. Approximately $5 billion per year is spent on mosquito-control activities globally. Additionally, the mosquito control service market in private residential and commercial sectors is $575 million per year, and citizens spend $15 billion annually on mosquito repellents and related devices.
NPR’s Mike Switzer interviewed co-founder and CEO Satish Cherukumalli
Received Amazon’s AI Conclave Award in AI for Good category, Best Social Entrepreneur Award at Action for India Summit, StartUp Award at IoT India Congress, Best Startup Award at IT Server Alliance Startup Cube, Atlanta Georgia
Invited to participate in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2018, the Health Transformation Summit, and more
TrakitNow currently seeks:
Partners to join fundraising rounds or enhance fundraising success, both through investment and grants
Experts in public health & mosquito-borne diseases interested in joining TrakitNow’s advisory board
Connections to existing mosquito-borne disease control programs funded and monitored by global agencies like WHO, Gates Foundation etc