The sonar technology used to craft the phone might be effective in repelling up to 72 percent of mosquitoes

Mobile phone company LG has introduced a new smartphone, the LG K7i, that may be able to repel mosquitoes by emitting ultrasonic waves from a mesh grid on the back of the phone. The company has used the technology in other products, including air conditioners and televisions. 

According to a survey conducted by LG and certified by the International Institute of Biotechnology and Toxicology in India, ultrasonic waves are capable of repelling up to 72 percent of mosquitoes.

The technology works by mimicking the frequency range of bats or dragonflies, which eat mosquitoes, and it could prove effective in places where mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever are common.

LG K7i

Mobile phone company LG has introduced a new smartphone, the LG K7i, that may be able to repel mosquitoes by emitting ultrasonic waves from a mesh grid on the back of the phone. The company has used the technology in other products, including air conditioners and televisions. 

According to a survey conducted by LG and certified by the International Institute of Biotechnology and Toxicology in India, ultrasonic waves are capable of repelling up to 72 percent of mosquitoes.

The technology works by mimicking the frequency range of bats or dragonflies, which eat mosquitoes, and it could prove effective in places where mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever are common.