2019 News Articles

How many of us have moaned about rehabilitation exercises being boring? What about exercises involving a purpose-built balance board with a built-in smartphone dock and ...
 
 
Marcus King works at the interface of machines and people on projects ranging from wearables to training aids. Marcus is a Distinguished Engineer with the Advanced ...
 
 
A few years ago, we’d have laughed at the idea that being a virtual archer with a bow-and- arrow could help someone recover from neurologic damage. Not anymore. ...
 
 
New Zealand scientists are extending life expectancy with technology that has the potential to diagnose an illness faster than a doctor. Bob Stone turned 60 last year. His ...
 
 
Summer of Research project by James Zhang, University of Auckland, supervised by Dr Michael O’Sullivan Jnr (University of Auckland). New software could flag issues early ...
 
 
The common solution to fixing damaged tissue, bone and cartilage is based around adding something to the body, usually plastic or metal, or by bone grafting. Dr Khoon Lim and ...
 
 
Each year over 18 million people around the world sustain a wrist fracture, with one million in the United States alone. For most patients, this usually means being fitted with a ...
 
 
Craniofacial researcher Dr Mauro Farella loves making people feel confident about their smile. In technical terms, he focuses on the physiology and pathology of the masticatory ...
 
 
A 12 month pilot programme testing for bladder cancer is achieving positive results for the Counties Manukau region. The Cx Bladder test is a non-invasive molecular based urine ...
 
 
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare topped $1 billion in revenue, reported a record full-year net profit and expects further gains in the current financial year as it puts litigation ...
 
 
Precision Driven Health (PDH) and the Health Research Council (HRC) are thrilled to award their first joint Postdoctoral Fellowship to Dr Rosie Dobson from the University of ...
 
 
Soul Machines co-founder and chief business officer Greg Cross, Predict HQ, Rocket Lab founder Peter Beck and Pushpay were among the big winners of the 2019 NZ Hi-Tech Awards held ...
 
 
Press Release Source: Surgical Design Studio Limited. On: 4:00pm Auckland, Wednesday 8 May 2019 Companies: Surgical Design Studio Limited. Surgical Design Studio, a ...
 
 
We’re a victim of our own success when it comes to treating ageing patients with diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration, but AI and a hand-held scanner may be part of the ...
 
 
Echocardiography is the one of the most common procedures performed by New Zealand’s approximately 100 cardiologists who use it to rapidly assess cardiac structure and ...
 
 
Prashanna Khwaounjoo has an interesting life. He’s helping to prototype data analytics from medical devices, needs unhealthy people to work with, and is working on the trust ...
 
 
They have a portfolio of more than 15 companies, and invest only in New Zealand healthcare companies. This is Cure Kids Ventures (CKV), founded and owned by Cure Kids ...
 
 
Jupl Partners With Leading Australian Security Company. Jupl, New Zealand’s leading developer of mobile health and safety solutions, announces a partnership with Sapio ...
 
 
Susan and Allan Binks felt there was a better way to engage people in their healthcare. Their idea began with physiotherapy and quickly moved on to an all-medical specialty ...
 
 
It was the late Professor Andrew Pullan who raised Dr Peng Du’s interest in electrophysiology. “He called it the "final frontier”, so what can be more exciting than to ...
 
 
Which would you prefer a health professional to use when communicating about your health? A fax? Paging? WhatsApp? Texting? Snapchat? Would it surprise you to know that the ...
 
 
Public Healthcare provider, Hawke’s Bay District Health Board, to roll out Cxbladder tests Cancer diagnostics company, Pacific Edge Limited (NZX: PEB) have signed an ...
 
 
Dr Peng Du, who is leading the world with his development of devices that help in the fast, reliable diagnosis and treatment of gut problems, has won the Prime Minister’s 2018 ...
 
 
Pat Fogarty, Managing Director of Christchurch-based Shamrock Industries sums up the company as “Here to proactively partner clever companies towards market leadership and make ...
 
 
Pregnancy and childbirth can often result in women suffering from urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. At the University of Auckland’s Bioengineering Institute ...
 
 
Dysphagia – difficulty in swallowing – affects thousands of New Zealanders. Each year, around half of our 9,000 stroke patients develop dysphagia, but it’s also caused by ...
 
 
A new app is proving its worth in reaching children when conversations can be difficult. The iTui app was developed by Waitematā District Health Board (DHB) paediatrician Dr ...
 
 
Researchers have created a mobile application that monitors patients during their daily routine. The prototype may one day help clinicians diagnosis and monitor bruxism, ...
 
 
A Dunedin neuroscientist has discovered a new way to help people recover from stroke, by implanting an electrode into the undamaged side of the brain. In a world-first, Professor ...
 
 
Growing up in Iran, Dr Ehsan Vaghefi’s first journey to school was not like that of the other children. While his peers followed their parents to school, Dr Vaghefi acted as ...