Mark Finch

Mark Finch

Honorary ABI member

Contact details

UniServices House,
Room 439 139
70 Symonds Street

Phone: +64 21 2415 736
Mobile: 021 2415 736


Mark Finch is a graduate of the University of Auckland, where he completed a Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering through the Department of Engineering Science, and a Masters of Engineering in Bioengineering at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI).

For his Masters thesis Mark designed, built, and validated a wireless, miniature (20x20mm) electromyography circuit coupled with a three axis accelerometer.

Mark joined the ABI as a Research Engineer after he finished his Masters degree in 2008 to continue his research in bioinstrumentation. Mark’s project has since evolved into the development of a wireless, inductively recharged, implantable six-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) with an onboard three-axis digital compass.

Mark won a two year grant from Auckland UniServices Ltd in 2009 to find and develop market applications for the IMU that he developed in 2008-2009. He is currently designing a system that couples IMU data with a dynamic mathematical model in order to overcome common errors that arise when using IMU’s to accurately measure movement.

Mark also had a keen interest in entrepreneurship and attended the Summer Institute for Entrepreneurship at Stanford University in 2010. Whilst in the USA, Mark also spent three months collaborating with Professor Ian Hunter’s group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s BioInstrumentation laboratory as part of the MIT-ABI BioInstrumentation Initiative that is headed by Dr Andrew Taberner.

Mark is the founder of I Measure U.

Research interests

  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Research into Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Using IMU’s in Medical and Sporting applications
  • Biomechanics and Gait Analysis