Auckland Bioengineering Institute
Work-life balance: cerebral palsy research to forest bathing
1 July 2022
Dr Geoffrey Handsfield is hard at work on research into cerebral palsy that could change lives. But he also makes sure his own parasympathetic nervous system gets plenty of rest – through immersion in nature.
The importance of pelvic floor exercises
22 June 2022
Opinion: World Continence Week reminds us that continence week is something we might take for granted, but incontinence is a real problem for many women, who would benefit from doing regular pelvic floor exercises, says Dr Jenny Kruger.
FDA gives green light on medical tool for gut disorders
16 June 2022
Alimetry, a spin-out of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) and the Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences (FMHS), has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for Gastric Alimetry, a pioneering non-invasive medical device for diagnosing gastric disorders.
Virtual, mixed and extended realities on show
13 June 2022
For the first time, Ars Electronica Garden Aotearoa is open to the public as a physical exhibition, featuring around 15 installations including from Waipapa Taumata Rau.
Predicting the effects of traumatic brain injury
23 May 2022
Researchers at the ABI have received $150,000 from the Health Research Council for a project in which they aim to transform our ability to understand, predict and ultimately prevent the long-term impact of traumatic brain injury.
Generous bequest to ABI set to brighten futures
16 May 2022
People with movement disorders are set to benefit from the generosity of a remarkable couple.
TechWeek: Translating research into successful start-ups
16 May 2022
An event hosted by the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) for TechWeek will highlight the successes and challenges of harnessing the commercial potential of research.
Will brain implant technology spark a health revolution?
4 May 2022
Once safely implanted in the brain, a super sensitive sensor will change the lives of families whose children have hydrocephalus.
Both the art and science of the gut feature as cover story
20 April 2022
Researchers at the ABI have shown that ablation therapy, often used to correct an abnormally beating heart, can also be used to treat gut disorders. Their research featured on the cover of the American Journal of Physiology and illustrated by the co-author of the paper.
Real world recognition for research in augmented reality
6 April 2022
Professor Mark Billinghurst of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) has been inducted into the SIGCHI Academy of the ACM SIGCHI, which he describes as being “the equivalent of being awarded an Oscar for research in human computer interfaces”.
Study analyses brains of teenage rugby players, to better understand concussion
4 April 2022
Researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) are using advanced biomechanical modelling to understand the impact of concussion in a study involving teenage rugby players in the Gisborne area over the course of a season.
Bioengineers aim to improve treatment for prostate cancer
21 March 2022
Dr Hayley Reynolds aims to improve the health outcomes of those diagnosed with prostate cancer with a radical paradigm shift in radiotherapy treatment.