Auckland Bioengineering Institute
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).
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 Auckland Bioengeerning Institute (ABI) have created a low-cost ‘lab in the pocket’ for schoolchildren.
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.