UCT researchers have developed a method that will form the basis for point of care test for diagnosing symptomatic and asymptomatic sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and bacterial vaginosis (BV). STIs and BV cause inflammation in the female genital tract increasing their risk of contracting...

The Augmented Reality Platform is a cost effective and practical design in concept; many fields of engineering were consulted, with the emphasis being on developing a mechatronic design domain. The design complexity relies on the typical encounters of day to day tasks of wheeled mobility devices...

A reserved parking system that is access controlled through GPS communication and intelligence that can determine a smart phone’s position and automatically open a motorised barrier. The system will enable persons with disability to use any QPark parking space countrywide.

A secure storage trolley for tablet computers which allows for them to be charged.

The project aims to evaluate and design equipment required for repairing holes in primarily Power generation and Petro-Chemical components, using friction hydro pillar process (FHPP), which with the WeldCore® process currently relies on a ligament to build the repair weld. Industries in the...

The CSIR has been undertaking research and development on lithium manganese nickel oxide (LMNO) based cathode materials. The research focuses on enhancing safety, reducing production costs, increasing battery capacity, higher voltage and increased lifecycle. The laboratory process optimisation...

The UCT invention describes a method and point of care test for diagnosing symptomatic and asymptomatic sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and bacterial vaginosis (BV). STIs and BV cause inflammation in the female genital tract. In resource-limited settings, BV and STIs are managed according...

This Integrated algal ponding system (IAPS) is capable of treating wastewater from multiple sources, including industrial, abattoir, tannery, winery, distillery, acid mine drainage waste and domestic sewage wastewater. The IAPS treats, recovers and reuses water, yielding high quality disinfected...

South Africa harbours the highest number of rape incidents in the world, and sexual assault and rape cases in the entire SADC region are estimated at a minimum of 55 000 cases per year. Crime scene investigations utilise DNA technology on a regular basis. In cases of rape or sexual abuse, male-...

Wind power is an attractive alternate source of generating electrical energy, the aim is to keep producing higher energy yields with the development of new technology. Here we have established a unique turbine blade arrangement for a fluid driven turbine. This turbine is expected to produce...

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