UKZN Researchers have developed a low-cost single phase PV inverter system suitable for supplying the total domestic electric load of an average household. The prices of PV modules have continued fall in the last few years, raising the hopes that largescale domestic PV systems could become...

The electronics industry is extremely dynamic as technologies, materials, and business models are continuously restructured to meet evolving consumer demand.

Durability, size and performance are major concerns in the electronics industry.

For that, manufacturers are now focusing on developing...

This invention is an electronic medical, digital device that computes and grades the stages of Asthma aetiology and severity using wearable biosensors and environmental Nanosensors, with the capacity to predict imminent Asthma attacks and future attacks. The Asthma grid uses an algorithm to compute...

The Ncediso™ application (app) is an integrated mobile app developed to up-skill community healthcare workers including nurses and clinic practitioners in areas where basic healthcare, first aid skills and clinics are scarce. The app allows for early detection of various disabilities and diseases...

KaziHealth is a workplace health promotion programme that educates and improves health behaviours in individuals. The programme starts with an individualised health risk assessment, followed by face-to-face lifestyle coaching sessions and self-monitoring and motivation through the KaziHealth...

In South Africa and around the world, electrical utilities are required to inspect power lines and their immediate environment to ensure safe and reliable operation of the electrical network. Such inspections are costly and may be prone to human error. In some instances, inspection of power lines is...

There are 1 million upper limb amputees across South Africa, with an estimate of another 5 million in the rest of Africa.  Research has shown that amputees find available prostheses too expensive, uncomfortable and/or have limited functionality. This results in many amputees discarding their...

Monitoring location and activities of miners, as well as environmental information, is essential to ensure miner safety, with current information transmission systems used in underground mines not cost-effectively delivering on this need.  Visible Light Communication (VLC) and Power Line...

Almost 1 million South African Deaf people use South African Sign Language (SASL) as their primary means of communication as often they cannot speak, read nor read lips in any of the eleven official spoken/textual languages. This multi-ethnic group comprises Deaf South Africans who are largely...

Baobab LIMS is an African-led innovation that was developed as part of the B3Africa consortium. It is an affordable sample and laboratory management tool for biobanking that has been implemented in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), who previously (due in part to financial constraints), were...