Sweet potato is an excellent source of energy, while containing substantial quantities of vitamin C and also contribute B-vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, zinc and iron to the human diet. It provides abundant quantities of provitamin A in the form of beta-carotene. Most of the beta-carotene...

The risk of occupational exposure to aerosolised bio-contaminants (potentially pathogenic viruses, bacteria and yeasts) in dentistry and the dental office environment has been highlighted in the literature for many years. Removal of these aerosols would decrease oral healthcare workers' risk of...

The Explosives ICT Control System is a dedicated explosive control system developed for registered users of explosives such as mines and civil blasters for ordering, receipt, distribution and utilization of explosives as required by the Mine Health and Safety Act, and the Explosives Act. 

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Currently, the ARC have three commercial cultivars, Ratel, Steenbok and Tredou.  Ratel consists of a medium growth period whereas Steenbok consists of a short growth period with good drought tolerance making it suitable for areas with a dry climate. Tredou is the newest addition to the ARC cultivar...

This is a high-tech lighting solution that simulates a real skylight, having application to environments that have little or no access to natural lighting. This type of circadian lighting technology has also been known to have a positive effect on the wellness of individuals.  

The bottleneck to most of the molecular (PCR) testing is due to lack of nucleic acid extraction kits. Where available, the possibility of automation enhances the speed with which one can access high throughput extraction. Therefore, development and manufacture of efficient extraction reagents is the first step towards pandemic/infectious disease outbreak readiness. The lessons from Covid-19 outbreak should include countries readying themselves against such outbreaks by manufacturing their own reagents and having the ability to ramp up production when necessary. Our product development and

AlertCent is an ICT Health Care Management system that keeps healthcare professionals in medical facilities, such as frail cares close to their patients by allowing for fast, easy, and secure patient observations recording, monitoring, management, and reporting. This is done through the use of...

iResponse is an AI-driven digital health platform designed to implement preventive health diagnostics, improve patient care, send out early warning and alert notification, track, predict, analyse and deal with COVID-19 infectious disease threat in Nigeria.
It helps better the human condition and bring about a better future to Nigerians using Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data analytics and digital technologies to manage and quarantine the exposed person, and deal with the pandemic in Nigeria.

CAD4Silicosis is an artificial intelligence software, which assists users to detect silicosis. It is the only AI tool that is able to ‘select either silicosis or silicotuberculosis among no-silicosis chest radiographs (CXRs) (normal and TB)’ and, scores a digital X-ray image between 0 and 100. The...

Seeing the need for devices to assist people suffering from Covid-19 and other diseases, a multi-disciplinary team of innovative young engineers from HedgeSA in Port Elizabeth has halted their projects to develop a low-cost bag-mask ventilator. The device addresses the urgent need for a low-cost non...