Auckland Bioengineering Institute
New technology to take temperature of the feet of diabetics
2 August 2021
Researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) have received funding to trial a portable temperature-sensing technology to detect the early signs of complications of the feet among people with Diabetes 2.
Getting pre-schoolers on board with the science of vision testing
30 July 2021
A technology designed by researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) to test the eyesight of pre-schoolers has been awarded $1.2 million by the Health Research Council (HRC), which will enable the researchers to put it to the test in childcare centres in south Auckland.
Using both genetic and mathematical modelling to understand lung disease
29 June 2021
Researchers at the University of Auckland are pioneering a new approach to the understanding of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), combining world-leading research into genetic modelling of the disease with mathematical modelling of lung structure-function.
How a virtual placenta could help with early detection of at-risk babies
23 June 2021
Opinion: The placenta is the cause of problems in 1 in 10 pregnancies—but it's one of the least studied organs. Associate Professors Jo James and Alys Clark explain how a virtual placenta is helping them pick up at-risk pregnancies.
What the glove told the robot, underwater and on the other side of the world
27 May 2021
New Zealand and Croatian scientists have demonstrated how a gesture-capturing dive glove can communicate with a robot underwater, from opposite sides of the world.
Bioengineers break boundaries at TechWeek
18 May 2021
A remote monitoring device that can be inserted into the brains of people with hydrocephalus will be one of the cutting-edge areas of research presented in a panel discussion by researchers by the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI), as part of TechWeek 2021.
Novel interactive science kits sent out free to schools
12 May 2021
Kiwrious, an interactive learning technology that makes science fun, is being distributed to 35 schools in six different areas of New Zealand, at no cost to the schools.
What can we learn from a virtual placenta?
10 May 2021
Researchers at the University of Auckland are using mathematical modelling to create a virtual pregnancy, to better understand the placenta.
$15 million boost helps bioengineers take research into clinical practice
6 May 2021
The Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) has been awarded $15 million to lead an international collaboration that aims to translate years of clinical research on the mathematical modelling of human physiology into clinical practice.
Bioengineers develop potential game-changer in gut treatment
16 April 2021
Researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) have demonstrated that a technique widely used to correct an abnormally beating heart could be applied to correct disorders of the stomach.
Bioengineers cutting to the high-tech chase
8 April 2021
Three companies spun out of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) are finalists in the 2021 NZ Hi-Tech Awards.
The question on our lips: how safe is vaping?
1 April 2021
We know the damage smoking causes, but we’re yet to conduct conclusive research about vaping. That’s the focus for Dr Kelly Burrowes for the next three years.