Auckland Bioengineering Institute
'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).
Architects, artists and engineers collaborate in cyberspace
5 September 2020
Associate Professor Uwe Rieger, of the Digital Research Hub, School of Architecture and Planning, has coordinated a national digital exhibition space as part of the international Ars Electronica festival, in cyberspace.
‘Lab in a pocket’ awakens young minds to the world around them, making scientific inquiry fun
28 August 2020
Researchers at the ABI have created a low cost, ‘lab in the pocket’ to spark and nurture a scientifically inquiring mind by allowing them to take scientific measurements of the world around and within them.
Giving the hard robots a soft touch
6 August 2020
Robots are good at welding, packaging and assembling cars, but creating robots that have the sensitivity of a human hand remains a challenge, one that Dr Samuel Rosset and his team at the ABI aims to address.
Remote tourism not just the stuff of science fiction
23 July 2020
Professor Mark Billinghurst is one of a panel of four experts talking about Tourism without Travel at TechWeek, on how Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality can be used to create a new type of tourism, which be safer, cheaper and better for the planet.
New technologies put more human-ness into the Zoom (and other remote) rooms
22 July 2020
As the pandemic obliged many of us to retreat from the real-world and into the remote one, researchers at the ABI got working on how to put more of the human dimension to Zoom and other teleconferencing platforms.
Getting to the heart and sole of barefoot running
21 July 2020
Dr Justin Fernandez explains why we weren't all born to run barefoot, or even if we were we weren't bought up that way.
Technology that can make people healthier over the internet
13 July 2020
Opinion: Using telehealth technology to care for patients remotely could start to even out inequity in healthcare in rural communities, writes Simon Malpas.
Peter Hunter's vision for a MedTech precinct aligns with innovation
1 July 2020
The Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) is known globally for its excellence. Its director has a plan to grow it further.
A triumvirate of medals for the Auckland Bioengineering Institute
16 June 2020
The Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) has been recognised with three Vice-Chancellor Awards 2020; Distinguished Professors Peter Hunter and Thor Besier have been awarded Commercialisation Medals and Associate Professor Suranga Nanayakkara awarded one of three Research Excellence Medals for individual researchers.
Excellence awards reflect vital role research plays
11 June 2020
Research Excellence Award winners exemplify success in bringing ideas to life for the public good.