Auckland Bioengineering Institute


Commercial activities

IMeasureU, Portal Instruments, StretchSense, UnEmap System and the former Telemetry Research (now merged with Millar Instruments) are commercial entities which have developed from the institute's innovative research programme.

  • IMeasureU

    IMeasureU provide turn-key, user-friendly, measurement and analysis systems that allow coaches, athletes, medical practitioners, and engineers unparalleled information around body movement. In 2013, they won the top prize in the 10th annual Spark entrepreneur competition.

  • Millar Instruments at the ABI

    Telemetry Research provided wireless implantable devices for monitoring and collecting physiological data. In November 2011, Telemetry Research merged with Millar Instruments, a US-based company which develops innovative catheter-based, sensing technology used in clinical diagnosis and medical research.

  • Portal Instruments

    Portal Instruments develop controllable, precise and silent needle-free drug delivery systems, with medical, animal, agricultural, and cosmetic applications. Portal Instruments was founded in 2013 by researchers at the ABI (Auckland) and MIT (Boston), and is co-owned with a major international pharmaceutical company, and a leading US-based materials company.

  • Spark 64 Ltd

    A group with a shared passion for technology and innovation. The company’s first product UVLens is a sun safety and education tool that provides real time UV information and protection advice. The company was founded in 2013 after winning the national final of the Microsoft Imagine Cup.

  • StretchSense

    StretchSense are manufacturing sensors based on artificial muscle technology for the unobtrusive measurement of human body motion in the animation, augmented reality, sport, healthcare, and prosthetics industries. In 2013 the company won two NZ Innovators Awards: Emerging Innovator and Design and Engineering. Stretchsense was founded by members of the Institute's Biomimetics Laboratory.

  • UnEmap

    UnEmap is a hardware and software system which provides high quality, multi-channel recording of electrophysiological events.

  • UniServices

    The Auckland Bioengineering Institute works with Auckland UniServices Limited on intellectual property, licencing agreements and consultancy services, and with The ICEHOUSE for new business incubation activities.