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 2016
    ABI’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 2016
    Stretchable 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 2016
    NZ 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 2015
    NZ 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.


Journal covers

A selection of Auckland Bioengineering Institute research articles which have gained the distinction of featuring on the cover of academic journals.