Auckland Bioengineering Institute
The Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) is a cross-faculty research centre. Our research deals with the application of mathematical and engineering sciences to biology and human physiology. We aim to improve understanding of physiological processes and the diagnosis and treatment of injury or disease. Many of our staff have joint appointments in other Faculties, especially with the Department of Engineering Science in the Faculty of Engineering and the Department of Physiology in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.
Measuring pelvic floor muscles via smartphone
11 April 2017Dr Jenny Kruger has won an explorer grant from the Health Research Council to develop a way to measure pelvic floor muscle health using a smartphone.
International collaboration to lead exciting robotics development
12 December 2016Digital engineering and the human-machine interface is likely to benefit from a recent international collaboration on the interaction between soft materials and rigid robots at the University of Auckland.
MacDiarmid Medal: Virtual window into our airways
24 November 2016Research into creating anatomically detailed models of the respiratory system, providing new tools for diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of lung disease - has earned Professor Merryn Tawhai this year’s award of the MacDiarmid Medal by the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Meet the scientists, researchers, students and support staff of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute.
From biomimetics to bioinstrumentation, our hearts to our skin, read about the breadth of activities carried out by ABI research groups.
Find out about the software tools and frameworks the Auckland Bioengineering Institute develops to support its research activities, and our developers.
IMeasureU, Portal Instruments, StretchSense, UnEmap System and the former Telemetry Research (now merged with Millar Instruments) are commercial entities which have developed from the ABI's innovative research programme.
University of Auckland Bioengineering Masters Scholarships
Are you domestic student considering a masters degree in Bioengineering? Apply for one of our Masters scholarships.