Goal 3: Good health & well-being
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Many more people today are living healthier lives than in the past decade. Nevertheless, people are still suffering needlessly from preventable diseases, and too many are dying prematurely. Overcoming disease and ill health will require concerted and sustained efforts, focusing on population groups and regions that have been neglected.

Available technologies

Available technologies
Cape Peninsula University of Technology

BamPro: A Bambara Nut Probiotic Beverage This drinking probiotic is made from an indigenous ground nut and is set to take the health food scene by storm. BamPro is high in protein, high in anti-...

Nelson Mandela University

The Qbell™ is a simple press device that enables patients with motor and physical disabilities to get the attention of healthcare staff with ease.

Nelson Mandela University

The project aims to develop, optimise & demonstrate integrated microalgae cultivation in conjunction with aquaponics and/or hydroponics in an environmentally friendly, renewable and...

University of Cape Town

The UCT invention describes a method and point of care test for diagnosing symptomatic and asymptomatic sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and bacterial vaginosis (BV). STIs and BV cause...

Innovus

PhenoLAB is an online web-based analyses platform and database for wine producers. PhenoLAB incorporates highly accurate, extensive and robust analyses methods based on absorbency values for...

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Surface deformation caused by shallow underground mining poses a risk to health and safety, as well as infrastructure and the environment. Azimuth is designed to detect, measure and monitor mining...

North West University

The loss of a limb is an incredibly traumatic event and is sadly almost always associated with incredibly high medical costs, especially in developing countries. Public health funding is...

North West University

Optimal crop yield is pivotal to meeting market food demands and increasing the cost efficacy for farmers. The REDgrow technology is intended to manipulate the transmittance spectra, or wavelength...

Water Technologies Demonstration Programme

Remote Support: A Digital Call for Repair Much of South Africa has poor internet connectivity and very scarce medical resources, often in the same geographical area. This technology provides a...

Small Enterprise Development Agency

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...

Biodx Biological Chemical Technologies (PTY) Ltd

Indusdx® is a biodegradable disinfectant which has been enhanced by the addition of a natural anti-microbial compound. This environmentally friendly industrial disinfectant and biocide has been...

University of Venda

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...

The Innovation Hub

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...

South African Medical Research Council

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...

University of Cape Town

Plant Produced Biologics Cape Bio Pharms (CBP) is an exciting company to commercialise the biotechnology developed by the Biopharming Research Unit at UCT. CBP's aim is to develop a world-class...

South African Medical Research Council

We have developed a technology, which relates to an enriched extract and single active compound from rooibos tea. This compound has a demonstrable effect against a variety of metabolic disorders,...

University of Cape Town

Medical 3D Printing Pipeline The University of Cape Town's (UCT) Division of Biomedical Engineering (UCT BME) strives to create cost effective designs and use innovative materials to ‘3D print’...

Small Enterprise Development Agency

Healthcare is slowly becoming more decentralised, but budgetary and operational constraints limit the system’s efficacy. Imagine if all health care providers, institutions, support services and...

Small Enterprise Development Agency

Ardhi Concepts is an entity which houses skin care brands for different markets and consumer groups, including health Spa's, hotels and retail. The ‘brand house’ was initiated by founder,...

South African Medical Research Council

The Sports Injury GeneScreen is a non-diagnostic DNA test consisting of eight DNA sequence variants within five clinically useful genes associated with the risk of sustaining common tendon and...

SmartXchange

Healthy Mama is an mHealth application intended to be used by community health workers (CHWs). The App aims to enable CHWs to detect maternal and child health cases at households and refer those...

Vaal University of Technology

EROS Ring: Staying Power This is an O-ring type product that is placed over the penis shaft (and sometimes the testicles) to aid erection. The main function of the O-ring is to constrict the...

www.rapid-response.co.za

A Walker to Restore Mobility The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has developed an invention that aids people with limited ability to walk by using the person’s own movement capability to...

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

This device is aimed at the early detection and monitoring of certain diseases in humans and animals. It analyses the subject's breath upon exhalation (or any gas mixture for that matter). There...

Alvarita

GreenTest is a compact, award-winning, device that tests nitrate levels in fruit, vegetables, meat, and water, helping people to quantify their daily nitrate intake and make healthier choices. The...

www.rapid-response.co.za

The product is a high fat containing feed in vivo animal studies to develop animal models that can be used to study and understand the pathophysiology of chronic diseases such as diabetes and...

www.rapid-response.co.za

The invention is an elongated cylindrical body formed of a material string, which is inserted between the buttocks, it is intended to absorb bacteria and sweat that remains behind after wiping the...

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