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  1. Biologically inspired goal directed navigation for mobile robots
    Amayo, Paul Omondi, 2016-07-20T11:54:52Z, University of Cape Town
    This project involved an investigation into low-cost navigation of mobile robots with the aim of creating and adaptive navigation system inspired by behaviour seen in animals. The navigation module developed here would need to be able to successfully localise a robot and navigate it to a defined tar ...
  2. CO2 body worn logger
    Leqele, Tumisang, 2016-07-20T11:54:54Z, University of Cape Town
    Tuberculosis is the second most killing disease in the world, although cure is being provided for the disease in South Africa, prevention becomes the most important part. This calls for a device which can be used to gather statistical data to be used in verifying where TB transmission mostly takes p ...
  3. The importance of a protocol in the recovery and handling of burned human remains in a forensic context
    Schwab, Petra, 2016-07-20T11:55:17Z, University of Cape Town
    Fire-related fatalities pose many investigative challenges, in part due to their fragility. This can be managed with the creation of protocols, specific to the environment in which they are implemented. Currently, no protocol for the recovery and handling of fire-related fatalities exists in Cape To ...
  4. A post-mortem toxicological investigation: Understanding the role of drugs of abuse in violent fatalities in Cape Town, South Africa
    Auckloo, Marie Belle Kathrina Mendoza, 2016-07-20T11:55:24Z, University of Cape Town
    Violence and resulting injuries are critical health burdens worldwide, accounting for the death of millions of individuals annually. The literature reports an association between drug use and violence, providing data indicating that the use of psychoactive substances increases the risk of morbidity ...
  5. The representation and practice of interdisciplinarity in health policy and systems research : a systematic review
    MacQuilkan, Kim Elizabeth, 2016-07-20T11:56:06Z, University of Cape Town
    The emerging field of Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR) developed from a variety of disciplines, orientated around the common research agenda of strengthening health systems, which are understood to be both complex and dynamic. The diversity of contributing disciplinary influences is a core ...
  6. The prevalence, determinants, natural history and impact of atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter in patients with tuberculosis pericarditis - insights from the IMPI trial
    Chishala, Chishala, 2016-07-20T11:56:33Z, University of Cape Town
    Tuberculosis is the most common cause of pericarditis in Africa. The dual human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-tuberculosis epidemics are major contributors to the burden of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis, including tuberculous pericarditis. Mortality rates remain unacceptably high. Atrial fibrillation ...
  7. Experimental investigation of leakage-induced pipe erosion outside of pipe leaks
    Pike, Stefan, 2016-07-20T11:57:04Z, University of Cape Town
    The problem of water loss from water distribution systems is an issue that faces municipalities worldwide. A large proportion of water loss is a result of leakage. With increasing water scarcity across the globe, it is imperative to conserve water resources, and hence reduce leakage in water distrib ...
  8. Modelling cannibalism and inter-species predation for the Cape hake species Merluccius capensis and M. paradoxus
    Ross-Gillespie, Andrea, 2016-07-20T11:57:41Z, University of Cape Town
    The hake fishery is South Africa"s most valuable and harvests two morphologically similar species, the shallow- water Cape hake Merluccius capensis and the deep-water Cape hake M. paradoxus. Since 1948, annual catches have exceeded 50 000 tons and the current total allowable catch (TAC) is about 150 ...
  9. Phase planes in the universe : chaotic cyclic universes and kicking Chameleons
    Platts, Emma, 2016-07-20T11:58:09Z, University of Cape Town
    This thesis consists of two main sections: chaotic cyclic cosmology and Chameleon gravity in the early universe. Both sections invoke a phase plane analysis as their commonality. The first explores a cyclic model, proposed by Ellis et al, that is in keeping with current observations. No exotic nor n ...
  10. The influence of fly ash and ground granulated blastfurnace slag on restrained shrinkage cracking of bonded overlays
    Chibulu, Chizya, 2016-07-20T11:58:48Z, University of Cape Town
    The concrete repair industry is driven by deterioration of, damage to, and defects in concrete structures. The impact of deterioration or damage is a reduction in the service life of the concrete structure. One of the common methods used to repair and rehabilitate damaged concrete structures is the ...