New App Relieves Insect Bites

April 2020

Three young entrepreneurs from southwestern Germany have come up with a device to relieve the discomfort of insect stings using the principle of hyperthermia.

Users simply hook up the “heat_it” device to a smartphone and enter the type of insect concerned. They then apply the gadget to the sting, briefly heating the skin area to 50°C, which inhibits production of the histamines that cause swelling and discomfort.

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