• XAP - an open source protocol for eHealth 

      Van der Merwe, A. F. (Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2011-09)
      In a recent SAIIE conference paper it was suggested to use xAP protocol in the telemedicine environment. Telemedicine has since been described to evolve into eHealth where the focus is not only on the remote control of ...
    • Viability of telemedical remote robotic systems 

      Smit, A.; Van der Merwe, A. F. (Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2011-09)
      Worldwide, the demand for telemedicine devices and systems has risen steadily in recent years. The design of remote robotic systems has always been a complex undertaking. Technological limitations affecting bandwidth and ...
    • A systems engineering approach to telemedicine system implementation in South Africa 

      Van Dyk, L.; Schutte, C. S. L.; Fortuin-Abrahams, J. (Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2011-09)
      The South African National Department of Health (DoH) is recognizing, for more than a decade already, the potential benefit of information and communication technology (ICT) to deliver healthcare to rural areas. However, ...
    • Study on applicability of adhesive forces for micro-material handling in production technology 

      Neugebauer, R.; Koriath, H-J.; Van der Merwe, A. F.; Muller, M.; Matope, S. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
      Micro-material handling and micro-assembly becomes increasingly important in largevolume manufacturing of products like sensors in automotive applications. Smaller dimensions of the micro-objects lead to problems with ...
    • Prove your hypothesis 

      Wynchank, Sinclair; Van Dyk, Liezl; Fortuin, Jill (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-09)
      The Southern African Telemedicine conference has extended its reach in 2011 and now includes eHealth and other relevant areas such as e-Learning, mHealth and innovation. Our partner, ISFTeH, is also hosting its 16th ...
    • Paving the way for the use of prediction modelling in a hospital environment 

      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 ...
    • Operations research in telemedicine 

      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. ...
    • A nurse rostering algorithm for a district hospital in South Africa 

      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 ...
    • Micromilling analysis 

      Dirkse Van Schalkwyk, T. G. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
      This paper reports on a Techno-economic model of micromilling, incorporating major contributors to products’ manufacturing cost. Micromilling is a comparatively new machining technology and is developing rapidly. Many new ...
    • The micro milling of bipolar plate - a tool life model 

      Essmann, E. C.; Van Schalkwyk, T. Dirkse (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
      Tool life is a major cost driver in all micro milling operations, due to the costly and brittle nature of micro end mills. As such, the need exists to be able to predict tool life for the purpose of tool cost estimation. ...
    • The investigation and design of a focused high pressure cooling technique for the milling of Ti6Al4V 

      Hammond, D. R.; Koen, D.; Oosthuizen, G. A. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
      Titanium is used in aircrafts structures and engines. The materials’ low thermal conductivity and chip segmentation during machining cause a fluctuating heat load on the cutting edge. The extreme reactivity of titanium ...
    • Investigating momentum on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange 

      Snyman, Hendrik A.; Von Leipzig, Konrad (Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2011-09)
      The paper examines if stock price momentum is a common trait amongst top performing shares on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and whether individual investors can harness the relationship of momentum and return to create ...
    • Food system analysis : an assessment of food availability and accessibility 

      Roos, J. A.; Ruthven, G. (Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2011-09)
      The food system refers to the chain of activities connecting food production to consumption. Studies on the impact of the globalization of the food system have become increasingly important in the context of food security ...
    • Fighting change with change : a process for re-engineering an enterprise 

      Du Preez, J.; Schutte, Corne S. L. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
      Many organisations have realised that continuous change is a prerequisite to success. The problem however, is that 70% of change initiatives that are launched by organisations fail to deliver the benefits they were intended ...
    • Evaluation of work piece temperature measurement techniques for milling of Ti6Al4V 

      Conradie, P. J. T.; Oosthuizen, G. A.; Treurnicht, N. F.; Al Shaalane, A. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
      Ti6Al4V is one of the most widely used titanium alloys in aerospace applications, but its machining remains a challenge. This is partly due to the lack of understanding of the thermal- and mechanical constraints during ...
    • Evaluation of robot technologies for deep level mining applications 

      Louw, S. E.; Oosthuizen, G. A.; Al Shaalane, A. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
      Mining starts with the extraction of effortless resources, but quickly progresses to more complex situations. As the mining depth increase the technical challenges and difficulty to retrieve resources rises. The future ...
    • Evaluation of communication systems for deep level mining monitoring applications 

      Van Wyk, P. J. J.; Oosthuizen, G. A.; Conradie, P. J. T. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
      Deep level mining companies face many problems affecting their development and profitability. One of these problems affecting growth is the lack of effective, yet economically viable, communication systems. This is ...
    • Economic requirements analysis for table grape check weighing 

      Smit, R.; Treurnicht, N. F.; Blanckenberg, M. M. (Industrial Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2011-09)
      South Africa’s table grape industry exports most of its production to the developed world where customer satisfaction is very important and strictly regulated. Severe penalties are levied for underweight packaged products ...
    • An economic cost model for patient-specific intervertebral disc implants 

      De Beer, N.; Bloem, N. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
      Back pain is a common concern amongst a growing population across the world today. Depending on the severity of a patient’s condition, and after conservative treatment options have been exhausted, total disc replacement ...
    • E-manufacturing - the roadmap for South African manufacturers 

      Nyanga, L.; Van der Merwe, A. F. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, Department of Industrial Engineering, 2011-09)
      Globalization and the internet have given customers a wide choice of products to choose from and they are now expecting a lot from products. Customers are demanding more value, less risk and better integration of products ...