Auckland Bioengineering Institute
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.
How AI is being used to lighten the load on painful knees
26 May 2020
Surgeons are using AI-driven software developed by the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) to operate on the knees of young patients, and have shown that it could dramatically reduce the recovery time of patients receiving a high-tibial osteotomy.
ABI researchers to develop a more personalised approach to ventilator monitoring
25 May 2020
Ventilators save lives, but treating patients with mechanical ventilators is not without risk, a risk that Dr Haribalan Kumar, Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI), plans to reduce with a technology that will allow for more precise and dynamic monitoring of lung function at the bedside of a patient being treated with a ventilator.
$1.35m to University researchers tackling health issues
14 May 2020
Researchers will investigate superbugs, safer ventilators and better stroke rehablitation.
Thousands of face shields designed by ABI researchers produced for healthcare workers around New Zealand
22 April 2020
Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) and MedTech CoRE researchers have designed a re-usable face shield to help keep medical staff safe when they’re treating patients infected with Covid-19.