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.
Step change in reducing knee joint injury and pain
18 April 2016ABI’s Thor Besier, Daniel Chen and Markus Haller spoke to Radio NZ about their research in knee joint injury and pain, a common problem for middle-aged people. They created wearable devices that help patients alter the way they walk, which reduces injury, pain and delays the need for surgery.
Designer lights up runway with StretchSense technology
15 February 2016Stretchable sensors from StretchSense, a spinout company from ABI's Biomimetics Lab, along with Intel technology enable fashion models to control and light up their smart garments at the New York Fashion Week runway.
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.
Art and science meet in BabyX
29 February 2016NZ Herald meets BabyX, an interactive animated virtual infant created at ABI's Laboratory for Animate Technologies (LAT), and profiles LAT director Dr Mark Sagar's passion for both art and science.
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.
A selection of Auckland Bioengineering Institute research articles which have gained the distinction of featuring on the cover of academic journals.