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Novel Screening Tool for ADHD (The PANDA Project)

Members of the Biomedical Engineering Research Group at Stellenbosch University have developed a novel screening tool for ADHD amongst children. The project team comprises Prof Pieter Fourie, a paediatrician and engineer, and two of his master’s students, Romano Swarts and Hervé Mwamba. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders, distinctly characterised…

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Talon driven by deep desire to improve capabilities of amputees

Talon Garikayi, a PhD graduate in Mechatronic Engineering, is motivated by a desire to help amputees in Africa. He says: “I grew up in a Zimbabwean village close to the Mozambican border and the woodlands were covered in landmines which were planted during Zimbabwe’s civil war. As a young boy, I witnessed a few of…

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Do you have a free will, or not?

Do you have a free will, or not? Is this something you have ever thought about? If your answer is YES, then you are in the company of biomedical engineering researchers at Stellenbosch University who like to ‘grapple’ with this question. The thought-provoking issue regarding the human brain and free will no longer has to…