Affordable Medical Devices Design and Development in South Africa

Sivarasu, Sudesh

Tags Design and development

Medical devices research and development (R&D) is an extremely complex and dynamic field, requiring a deep knowledge of engineering and of...

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Engineering of Biomaterial Injectate Therapies for Myocardial Infarction

Franz, Thomas ;   Sirry, Mazin S ;   Wise, Peter ;   Bezuidenhout, Deon ;   Davies, Neil H

Tags Heart and circulatory support devices

Myocardial infarction (MI) is the most common cause of heart failure (HF) with 30%-40% of MI patients dying HF within the first year after...

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Medical Device Development Activity in South Africa

De Jager, Kylie ;   Chimhundu, Chipo ;   Douglas, Tania S

Tags Design and developmentCardiovascular assessment and diagnostic technologies

Medical device development is by nature an interdisciplinary and collaborative activity that relies on contributions from different sectors. We...

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Model-Based Patient-Specific 3D Reconstruction from 2D Images – A Lower-Cost Solution for a Developing Country

Mutsvangwa, Tinashe Ernest Muzvidzwa ;   Douglas, Tania S

Tags Clinical engineeringInnovationDesign and development

The Division of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Cape Town has initiated a new research theme on 3D reconstruction of bone from...

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Polymeric Transcatheter Heart Valves: Accessible Therapies for the Neglected

Bezuidenhout, Deon ;   Zilla, Peter ;   Coombes, Heather ;   Williams, David

Tags Heart and circulatory support devices

Currently available surgical and transcatheter replacement heart valves are not suitable for the treatment of millions of patients in...

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Pressure Sore Prevention for the Disabled in Under-Resourced Environments

Peterson, Joshua ;   Healey, Colleen ;   Crombie, Cameron ;   Jacobus, Visser ;   Ledet, Eric

Tags Design and development

The disabled population is growing in numbers world-wide. For long-term wheelchair users, prevention of pressure sore (PS) formation remains a...

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Shedding a New Light on Global Health

Dumont, Guy

Tags Oximetry

We present the development of a novel technology that enables ultra low-cost pulse oximetry for use in the developing world. The resulting...

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The Evolution of the Biomedical Engineering Research Group (BERG) at Stellenbosch University

Van Den Heever, Dawie ;   Muller, Cobus

Tags Simulation, learning and trainingHuman factorsInnovation

This paper gives a brief overview of the formation and growth of the Biomedical Engineering Research Group (BERG) at Stellenbosch University.

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