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Tuesday, 15 June 2021
Simple tech solution is an ear saver

MSc student Lara Timm from HUB's Division of Biomedical Engineering calls her ear saver solution the UCT Hearo. It’s a neat and practical design that improves the comfort and fit of face masks worn by frontline medical staff to contain COVID-19.

Publication Date:
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 - 15:45
Off-the-shelf tech solutions for Africa

The shortage of ventilators for critical COVID-19 cases has been a challenge worldwide and was taken up by South Africa's National Ventilator Project. The Medical Devices Laboratory OpenAir Ventilation project in HUB's Division of Biomedical Engineering identified the need long before it became critical.

Publication Date:
Fri, 14 Aug 2020 - 15:15
Ubuntu Booth prioritises frontline healthcare workers

With the spirt of ubuntu in mind, a team of academics led by Associate Professor Sudesh Sivarasu in the Division of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Human Biology, put their heads together to develop a special COVID-19 testing station to safeguard healthcare workers at the coalface of the pandemic.

Publication Date:
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 - 15:30
When crisis cultivates collaboration

One way of viewing a crisis is as an opportunity to pursue and contribute to a better future. For Associate Professor Sudesh Sivarasu and his team of biomedical engineers in the Department of Human Biology, COVID-19 has brought just that: the opportunity to serve the greater good through collaboration and sharing of knowledge.

Publication Date:
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 - 15:30

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