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Our joint project will combine this technique with the aerial release of sterilized male mosquitoes using flying robots (drones/unmanned aerial vehicles – UAV’s).

SIT is a powerful additional tool to fight mosquitoes, allowing populations of human disease vectors to be managed with less insecticide use.

After colonization, non-biting male mosquitoes are mass-reared, sterilized and released within a target area to mate with wild females, which then produce no viable offspring.

SIT is a sustainable technique with no risk of resistance building up or toxic residues being left behind, thus making it an all round environmentally friendly strategy.

To date, existing mosquito suppression programs have been relatively small-scale, mosquito releases have been carried out from ground vehicles such as cars or quad bikes.

The funding we’ve received from USAID will allow us to design and develop a lightweight and remotely operated release mechanism with the IPCL and to fit this mechanism to longer-range UAVs like the ones developed by Vayu, one of our technology partners on this USAID grant.

The field tests in Peru will thus be part of our Flying Labs there and will enable us to determine what the optimal flight parameters are for the effective release of sterilized male mosquitoes.

Our joint project will combine this technique with the aerial release of sterilized male mosquitoes using flying robots (drones/unmanned aerial vehicles – UAV’s).

SIT is a powerful additional tool to fight mosquitoes, allowing populations of human disease vectors to be managed with less insecticide use.

After colonization, non-biting male mosquitoes are mass-reared, sterilized and released within a target area to mate with wild females, which then produce no viable offspring.

SIT is a sustainable technique with no risk of resistance building up or toxic residues being left behind, thus making it an all round environmentally friendly strategy.

To date, existing mosquito suppression programs have been relatively small-scale, mosquito releases have been carried out from ground vehicles such as cars or quad bikes.

The funding we’ve received from USAID will allow us to design and develop a lightweight and remotely operated release mechanism with the IPCL and to fit this mechanism to longer-range UAVs like the ones developed by Vayu, one of our technology partners on this USAID grant.

The field tests in Peru will thus be part of our Flying Labs there and will enable us to determine what the optimal flight parameters are for the effective release of sterilized male mosquitoes.

Multiple depth cameras calibration and body volume reconstruction for gait analysis

Abstract: In the last decade, gait analysis has become one of the most active research topics in biomedical research engineering partly due to recent development of sensors and signal processing devices and more recently depth cameras.

A first contribution of this paper is a new and simple external camera calibration method based on several plane intersections observed with a low-cost depth camera which is experimentally validated.