Auckland Bioengineering Institute
Tiny implantable device to measure brain pressure
26 February 2021
Researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) have been given a funding boost by Cure Kids, to complete pre-clinical research for a fully implantable pressure sensor device that can be implanted in the brain of people with hydrocephalus, to monitor blood pressure remotely.
Bioengineers use MRI to better understand cerebral palsy over time
3 February 2021
Researchers at ABI are collaborating with Mātai, a medical imaging research centre based in Tairāwhiti Gisborne, on what is possibly a world-first study that will help us understand how cerebral palsy (CP) affects muscle growth.
Digital help for lung cancer patients
26 November 2020
Opinion: In Lung Cancer Awareness Month Kelly Burrowes explains how creating a computer-based replica of a person could help treat NZ’s biggest cancer killer.
A difficult year … but life has never been better
13 November 2020
Opinion: It has been a difficult year, but life is getting better and we are the most privileged humans to have ever lived on this planet. Andrew Taberner explains.
Getting to the guts of the matter, both vaping and the gastrointestinal system
11 November 2020
Researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) investigating the vaping puzzle, and the finer points of our gut, have been awarded over two million in research funding by Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden, the Marsden Fund.
A bioengineering approach to physiotherapy
9 November 2020
Melissa Davidson is one of ten registered specialist physiotherapists in the country and the only registered specialist physiotherapist in pelvic health, and has now graduated with her PhD in bioengineering.
Funding boost to help us understand how and why diabetes affects the heart
2 November 2020
Researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) have received major funding to help us understand how and why diabetes affects the heart.
Life-changing device helps women manage their pelvic floor health
30 October 2020
A spin-out company that came out of a device developed by a team at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI), which teaches women how to do their pelvic floor exercises, has won third place in the She Loves Tech competition.
Serious scientific fun a winner at Velocity
29 October 2020
A clever and fun piece of technology that allows children to take scientific measurements of the world around them has won the Social Entrepreneurship Category of the Velocity $100k Challenge.
Bioengineers capture the quirky beauty of biology in their art
9 October 2020
The imaginations of researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) have been unleashed, and to go on show in the Art of Bio Eng exhibition as part of Artweek 2020.
'Fishing' app designed to empower healthcare workers in Uganda wins major award
21 September 2020
Kiara Miller of the ABI, and fellow interns on an Engineering World Health (EWH) have won first place in this year's EWH Design Competition for students for their app that empowers healthcare workers in Uganda.
ABI and CAI work together to show their arty-science side
10 September 2020
Researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) are showing their ‘arty’ side in the New Zealand gallery in Ars Electronica, an international interactive festival in cyberspace, in collaboration with the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries (CAI).