In a COVID-context there is a necessity for social distancing. Consequently, managers of public spaces or institutions may be tasked with the enforcement or monitoring of this requirement. A result is that the real-time tracking of pedestrian movement in public spaces has become a growing reality.

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MaskMonitor is a software application developed at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology to detect human faces as they pass a camera with the purpose of determining whether they are wearing a mask properly or not. MaskMonitor uses Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning algorithms to...

Background

Currently, there are two ways of administering anaesthesia: either by administering the anaesthetic agents by gas or through intravenous administration. The drawbacks of inhalation anaesthesia are that they can cause side effects, particularly respiratory[1], have a negative impact on...

The ultimate aim of a modern-day communications system is to transmit data using a high bandwidth link, while at the same time ensuring that the link is secure. High-bandwidth classical communications links are presently available and under continuous development the world over. In parallel...

A method of extracting beneficial compounds from moringa for addition in foods, drinks and dietary supplements to increase their vitamin content and their health benefits.

Plants, such as those of the Moringaceae family, contain compounds that have antioxidant and immune-boosting properties which...

Research on animals and pre-industrialized societies conducted by the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and the University of California, Los Angeles, has shown a strong correlation between Wet Bulb Globe Temperature ((WBGT) – a combination of ambient air temperature and humidity) and...

Interferon Induced proteins with Tetratricopeptide repeats (IFIT) proteins are a family of antiviral proteins that have been shown to confer immunity against viral infection. IFIT proteins have been shown to be conserved in vertebrates, with homologues having been identified in several organisms.

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This invention relates to a method of distinguishing between different pathogens in a biological sample.

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease mainly caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) in humans and infects approximately one-third of the world's population. A relatively high...

This invention relates to a switched-mode drive circuit and method for an inductive component. The invention more particularly, but not exclusively, relates to buck, boost and push-pull drive circuits.

Drive circuits comprising a first switch having first and second terminals, a second switch...

VeristicPrint Biometrics System is a software package that has the ability to acquire a coloured photograph of a finger through a digital imaging device (e.g. Smartphone, Webcam, Digital camera etc.) and converts it into a conventional grayscale fingerprint image. Furthermore, the biometric features...