Auckland Bioengineering Institute
Our staff and students often feature in print and TV news stories in New Zealand and overseas. You can follow their activities and innovative research by reading the news stories, media coverage and featured journal articles in this section.
Mitten impossible: Kiwi air guitar glove hits world stage
18 January 2016NZ Herald writes about a movement-tracking sensor glove made by StretchSense, a spinout company from ABI's Biomimetics Lab. It was used by a bass guitar player to perform without a physical guitar at a keynote address for Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 in the US.
Robot help for stroke victims
07 December 2015NZ Herald profiles a robotic exoskeleton system that ABI researchers are collaborating with others on. The system will help stroke sufferers replace and regain lost physical movements.
ICON bionic joint project
01 December 2015This is an exciting new partnership between Fraunhofer IPA and the Auckland Bioengineering Institute at the University of Auckland to develop human joint sensing and actuation technology for human exoskeletons.
Stretch the new flex for programmable rubber keyboard
24 November 2015A story on the EurekAlert! website featuring PhD student Daniel Xu, about the Biomimetics Lab's development of a soft, flexible, stretchable keyboard using a type of rubber known as a dielectric elastomer.
ABI-Fraunhofer robotics project highlighted in NZ and Germany joint statement
02 December 2015Statement by John Key and Dr Angela Merkel features the medical robotics collaboration between ABI and Fraunhofer as example of science and innovation engagement between the two countries.
IN PICTURES: MedTech Centre of Research Excellence launches
04 November 2015Computerworld slideshow of photos taken at last Friday's launch of the Medical Technologies Centre of Research Excellence (MedTech CoRE) at the University of Auckland, hosted by the Auckland Bioengineering Institute.
MedTech CoRE launches
30 October 2015A story on the Scoop Independent News website about the formal launch of Medical Technologies Centre of Research Excellence (MedTech CoRE) by the Minister for Science & Innovation Steven Joyce.
A selection of Auckland Bioengineering Institute research articles which have gained the distinction of featuring on the cover of academic journals.