Auckland Bioengineering Institute


News

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.

  • MacDiarmid Medal: Virtual window into our airways
    24 November 2016
    Research 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.
  • Pickering Medal: new technology that mimics nature
    24 November 2016
    Technology that mimics nature is the focus of Associate Professor Iain Anderson from the University of Auckland, who was awarded the Pickering Medal from the Royal Society of New Zealand this week.
  • New device to monitor pelvic floor
    23 November 2016
    A world-first innovative device that can measure pelvic floor muscle changes in women is being developed at the University of Auckland.
  • Funding enables digestive device progress
    18 November 2016
    A new device for diagnosing debilitating digestive disorders will progress into the final development phase, due to further research funding announced this week.
  • Spinoff startup sets sight on improving eyecare
    06 October 2016
    Objective Acuity, a startup co-founded by ABI staff and students, is building a novel eye testing system that is fast, objective and accurate by detecting unconscious eye movements known as optokinetic nystagmus (OKN).
  • Taniwha featured on Our Changing World
    07 July 2016
    Our team behind the human-powered submarine Taniwha talks to RNZ's Our Changing World while preparing for the Submarine Race next week. They explain how Taniwha works and the inspiration they drew from how fish swim.
  • 'Smart rubber could power devices'
    15 June 2016
    BBC talks to ABI's Biomimetics Lab about their research and development of smart rubber, and its many exciting potential applications in measurement, user interface, powering devices and other uses.

 

Journal covers

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