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  • Van Dyk, Liezl   Wentzel, M. Jobke   Van Limburg, A.H. Maarten   Van Gemert-Pijnen, Lisette   Schutte, Corne S. L. (Computers & Industrial Engineering Conference Proceedings, 2012-07)
    There is general consensus that Computers and Information Technology have the potential to enhance health systems applications, and many good examples of such applications exist all over the world. Unfortunately, with ...
  • Zeeman, Adriaan Siebrits   Booysen, Marthinus J.   Ruggeri, Giuseppe   Lagana, Bruno (IEEE -- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2013-02)
    The Minibus public transportation sector and road safety remains a significant challenge in Africa. We propose a low cost system to monitor the taxi industry and encourage safe driving. A low cost capacitive proximity ...
  • Schietekat, Justin M.   Booysen, Marthinus J. (IEEE -- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2013-07)
    Many lives are lost annually in Sub-Saharan Africa’s unique and vibrant informal public transportation system due to accidents caused by reckless driving, fatigue, and illegal overloading. Fleet management has been used ...
  • Treutnicht, M. J.   Lane-Visser, T. E.   Van Dyk, L.   Friedrich, S. S. (Operations Research Society of South Africa (ORSSA), 2011-09)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: An acute shortage of healthcare professionals is the rule rather than the exception in South Africa. Effective scheduling of nurses is critical to ensure good quality of care, while limiting sta related ...
  • Van Zyl, A. J.   Van Dyk, L. (Operations Research Society of South Africa (ORSSA), 2011-09)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Telemedicine is the delivery of healthcare, where distance is an issue. This paper explores the use of operations research techniques to contribute to the successful implementation of telemedicine systems. ...
  • Van Zyl, I.   Van Dyk, L.   Lane-Visser, T. E. (Operations Research Society of South Africa (ORSSA), 2011-09)
    ENGLISH ABRACT: The high cost of hospitalisation is a challenge for many health insurance companies, governments and individuals alike. In 2006, studies concluded that well over $30 billion was spent on unnecessary ...
  • Booysen, Marthinus J.   Van Rooyen, Gert-Jan (IEEE -- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2013-06)
    Efficient medium access in Vehicular Ad-hoc NETworks (VANETs) remains a significant challenge. Two types of Media Access Control (MAC) approaches have been proposed, namely contention-based and contention-free. We propose ...
  • Booysen, Marthinus J.   Engelbrecht, J. A. A.   Molinaro, A. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-07)
    Two fundamental challenges for efficient energy management are the lack of timely demand and consumption information at the distribution level, and inability to responsively control supply at that level. With recent advances ...
  • Kritzinger, K.   Sebitosi, A. B. (2010-08)
    South Africa faces severe electricity shortages. Most of the electricity generated is from coal, which contributes to climate change. Additionally a large amount of this power is lost through long distances of aging ...