Auckland Bioengineering Institute


Media coverage

  • Peng Du on RNZ
    08 November 2017
    Listen to ABI researcher Peng Du talk about mapping the gut on “Our Changing World” with Alison Ballance on RNZ National.
  • Heart model in NZ Herald
    31 October 2017
    The ABI’s cardiac mechanics team and their dynamic computer model of the heart have been featured in a New Zealand Herald article.
  • Our researchers feature in Newsroom
    11 October 2017
    Dr Alys Clark and Dr Jenny Kruger have written an opinion piece on pregnancy and childbirth which features in Newsroom’s Future Learning section.
  • Taniwha article published in Ingenia Magazine in the UK
    29 September 2017
    An article on ABI’s human-powered submarine, the Taniwha, recently made an appearance in the Ingenia magazine published by the Royal Academy of Engineering in the UK.
  • Listen to Dr Vickie Shim on 95bFM
    06 September 2017
    Dr Vickie Shim was interviewed on her work on 95bFM’s Ready Steady Learn programme on Tuesday 8/9/2017.
  • The future of robots is soft
    03 August 2017
    Listen to Associate Professor Iain Anderson and Dr Markus Henke from ABI's biomimetics lab talk about their work on soft robots, in a recent RNZ Our Changing World programme.
  • Getting the measure of IMeasureU
    01 August 2017
    Read the story about how the ABI spinout company has developed a high-fidelity motion measurement system that enables, coaches and elite athletes to benefit from data-driven performance insights.
  • The Hunter brothers
    02 June 2017
    Ingenio magazine talk to brothers Peter Hunter, ABI's director, and Ian Hunter, director of the BioInstrumentation laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
  • ABI lung visualisation tool featured in NZ Herald
    31 May 2017
    On this World No Tobacco Day, NZ Herald speaks to our Professor Merryn Tawhai about her team's web-based visualisation, created to let you explore how smoking ages the lung, and the difference made by quitting now.
  • New tech for gut diagnosis featured on Newsroom
    22 May 2017
    Newsroom NZ features the research of ABI and its spin-out company FlexiMap that will soon enable faster diagnosis of gut conditions often difficult to detect.
  • Spinoff startup sets sight on improving eyecare
    06 October 2016
    Objective Acuity, a startup co-founded by ABI staff and students, is building a novel eye testing system that is fast, objective and accurate by detecting unconscious eye movements known as optokinetic nystagmus (OKN).
  • Taniwha featured on Our Changing World
    07 July 2016
    Our team behind the human-powered submarine Taniwha talks to RNZ's Our Changing World while preparing for the Submarine Race next week. They explain how Taniwha works and the inspiration they drew from how fish swim.
  • 'Smart rubber could power devices'
    15 June 2016
    BBC talks to ABI's Biomimetics Lab about their research and development of smart rubber, and its many exciting potential applications in measurement, user interface, powering devices and other uses.
  • How smoking hits babies
    25 May 2016
    Dr Harvey Ho and his team presents their preliminary design of an educational tool for pregnant smokers which visualises the effects of smoking on their babies, using scan imagery of their own babies.
  • 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.
  • Step change in reducing knee joint injury and pain
    18 April 2016
    ABI’s Thor Besier, Daniel Chen and Markus Haller spoke to Radio NZ about their research in knee joint injury and pain, a common problem for middle-aged people. They created wearable devices that help patients alter the way they walk, which reduces injury, pain and delays the need for surgery.
  • 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.
  • IN PICTURES: MedTech Centre of Research Excellence launches
    04 November 2015
    Computerworld slideshow of photos taken at last Friday's launch of the Medical Technologies Centre of Research Excellence (MedTech CoRE) at the University of Auckland, hosted by the Auckland Bioengineering Institute.
  • MedTech CoRE launches
    30 October 2015
    A story on the Scoop Independent News website about the formal launch of Medical Technologies Centre of Research Excellence (MedTech CoRE) by the Minister for Science & Innovation Steven Joyce.
  • Vision Testing - Jason Turuwhenua
    29 October 2015
    A Radio New Zealand story by Jesse Mulligan on Jason Turuwhenua's development of a device for testing the vision of young children.