I wanted to study the effect of mosquito repellent on mosquito flight. The obvious way(at least to me) was to setup a 3D tracking rig and track the motion of mosquitoes with and without the presence of the repellent. So, that’s what I did.
3D tracking is achieved using two orthogonally placed cameras (in this case cellphone cameras). The cameras are calibrated using direct linear transform, and the frames are synchronized using a slow blinking LED. The tracks are analyzed in MATLAB.
No significant differences in flight parameters were found, but this is mainly because of the low sample size(five mosquitoes per group). The results are described in this presentation.