Auckland Bioengineering Institute

Our research

The Auckland Bioengineering Institute is developing engineering approaches to facilitate better understanding of biological functions and provide the basis for new approaches to medical diagnosis and therapy.

  • Publications

    View the range of written publications produced by our researchers.

  • Research Forum

    Find out about our annual research forum, and access posters from the forum exhibitions.

  • Augmented Human Lab

    Radically rethinks the way people interact with digital information and technologies, focusing on creating mobile assistive technology, user interfaces and interactions that seamlessly integrate with a user's mind, body and behavior, to provide an enhanced perception. We call this "Assistive Augmentations".

  • Bioinstrumentation Lab

    Combining biology, optics, mechanics, mathematics, electronics, computation and chemistry to develop novel scientific instrumentation and medical devices.

  • Biomimetics Lab

    Creating new technologies ranging from artificial muscles to cell manipulators.

  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular research groups

    Heart and cardiovascular system research that combines instrumentation development, experimental measurements and mathematical modelling to understand basic mechanisms and how these are affected by disease.

  • CellML

    An XML-based language to specify, store, and exchange models of biological systems.

  • Computational Fluid Mechanics

    Developing computational and visualisation methods relevant to fluid motion inside the human body.

  • Laboratory for Animate Technologies

    We are developing multidisciplinary technologies to create interactive autonomously animated systems which will define the next generation of human computer interaction and facial animation.

  • Lungs and Respiratory System

    Developing anatomically- and biophysically-based mathematical models of the pulmonary system.

  • Pelvic Floor

    Investigating pelvic floor mechanics to improve women’s health before and after childbirth.

  • Physiome Project

    Providing a comprehensive framework for modelling the human body using computational methods.

  • Skin

    Identifying the dynamic mechanical properties of skin in-vivo over the entire human body.

  • Tissue structure

    Capturing 3D images of tissue data in systematic studies of the structure and function of soft biological tissue.