Auckland Bioengineering Institute


Our research

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

  • Publications

    View the range of written publications produced by our researchers.

  • Biomimetics Lab

    Creating new technologies ranging from artificial muscles to cell manipulators.

  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular research groups

    Research on the heart and cardiovascular system 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.

  • Musculoskeletal Modelling

    Developing an anatomically and biophysically detailed model of the human musculoskeletal system.

  • Orthopaedics

    Developing new tools for patient health management, surgery, and surgical training.

  • Skin

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

  • Special Sense Organs

    Developing anatomically and biophysically based models of the ear and eye to improve training and surgical techniques.

  • Systems Biomedicine

    Integrating systems biology with genomics in the context of human disease.

  • Tissue structure

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

  • Vision Engineering

    This multidisciplinary project aims to connect the physiology, vision engineering and optics of the human visual system.