Sol-gel Long Lasting Power

These long lasting and significantly safer batteries are novel because of a sol-gel base. A uniform carbon coating process produces high-performance lithium-ion batteries. This method makes use of organic phosphoric acid as carbon and phosphoric sources to produce the...

The Luminophorous Powder Recycling Plant utilises a patented chemical process to produce valuable rare earth metals by recycling lamp bulbs. The process produces high purity rare earth metal oxides such as Yttrium oxide and Europium oxide as well as non-toxic Mercury sulphide (cinnabar), from the...

Senso® : Lifesaving Tech for Deaf and Hard Of Hearing Designed specifically for the hearing impaired the Senso® is a wrist-wearable device that detects life-threatening sounds and alerts the wearer through vibration and colour coded LED lights. The wristband is aimed at providing the wearer with...

Laboratory Experimentation Tool

The Africhino Quasi-Computer is an inexpensive, open source software and hardware electronic device, designed to support portable laboratory apparatus. It operates as a stand-alone, independent of a computer. It is intended for use in research institutions and...

Cultural Practices Rendered Safe

Human Geophagia, a phenomenon widely practised especially in Africa, is the craving and deliberate ingestion of clayey soils. It is frequently practised by women and children to relieve hunger, supply nutritional deficiencies or as folk medicine. Geophagic...

The Field Lab or ‘lab-in-a-box’ is a 3D printed, low-cost kit containing the necessary biological tools for running a portable and remote diagnostic laboratory. It includes a microscope, centrifuge, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) thermocycler and accompanying visualisation system. Collectively the...

Even though water quality in South Africa has historically been of a high standard the Department of Water and Sanitation’s infrastructure has deteriorated and become increasingly overextended. This nano-fibre based technology offers a solution in the form of a point-of-use water treatment system...

Current commercially available rapid HIV tests are complex and require multiple steps that must be executed with precision. This can be time-consuming for clinicians, could lead to errors during diagnosis and discourages self-administration. The MicroPatch™, developed by Incitech, removes this...

Waterless Toilet

We have developed a waterless toilet-biogas plant system, inspired by nature’s distinctive ability to reserve energy and maintain zero waste. South Africa and Africa struggle to achieve proper waste management, and the effects of global warming and drought are extensive. This...

Umbiflow is a medical device that measures the resistance index (RI) in the umbilical cord of a foetus. Plotting the RI against gestational age, a single reading can be used to determine the level of risk of the pregnancy. This is achieved by a continuous wave Doppler apparatus consisting of a hand...