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.

  • Kiwis kit makes walking electric
    10 May 2016
    NZ Herald looks at a new wearable power harvesting kit, developed at ABI's Biomimetics Lab and commercialised by spin-out company StretchSense. It enables wearers to generate electricity just by walking, which can then be used to power activity trackers, GPS transmitters, and maybe large devices like smartphones in the future.
  • ABI team awarded for Research Excellence
    09 May 2016
    A team from the Auckland Bioengineering Institute who critically advanced the understanding of an aspect of gut health and disease, was awarded a University of Auckland Research Excellence Award last week.
  • Biomimicry earns Commercialisation Medal
    09 May 2016
    One of the founding members of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, Associate Professor Iain Anderson, recently received an award for significant commercialisation of his research.
  • Taniwha preparing to defend its world title
    06 May 2016
    Professor Iain Anderson and his team at ABI are hoping to repeat their winning success with their human-powered submarine Taniwha at the 2016 European International Submarine Race in England. Members of the public will be able to meet the submarine and the team up close during an open day.


Journal covers

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