Israeli Startup Zaps Mosquito Larvae Before They Become a Problem
The Fellowship | April 30, 2021
Africa is the most affected continent, but malaria threatens about half of the world’s population, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Founded in 2016, Zzapp targets malaria-bearing mosquito larvae at their source by using AI to predict where stagnant water bodies will occur and by managing effective treatment of the detected areas.
“Our technology has two components: one about planning and one about management,” CEO Arnon Houri Yafin tells ISRAEL21c.
“On the planning side, AI analyzes satellite imagery and builds a risk index that takes into account topography, land-use data, rain data and more. The management part of the app transfers the AI analysis into defined tasks for field workers.”