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 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.
  • ICON bionic joint project
    01 December 2015
    This 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 2015
    A 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.


Journal covers

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