The partners in the MedTech CoRE and CMDT each have specialist laboratory facilities and expertise to drive medical devices research and technology development in New Zealand. This page provides an overview of some of these resources.
Auckland Bioengineering Institute
The Auckland Bioengineering Institute has excellent laboratory and workshop facilities, including areas dedicated to electronic development, mechanical construction as well as wet-lab facilities.
Augmented Reflection Technology Group
The Augmented Reflection Technology Group develops computer-assisted therapy systems using Augmented Reflection Technology (ART). The ART system projects a moving, real time image of a person’s limbs via a computer and camera, using an augmented mirror box (AMB).
Biomechanics Laboratory, University of Otago
Dr Allan Carman, at the Biomechanics Laboratory, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago, has expertise in measuring human performance, including; 3D movement, muscle function, and muscle and joint forces in the generation of movement. Biomechanics Laboratory is equipped with a 12 camera 3D motion analysis system (Motion Analysis Corporation), two ground mounted force plates (AMTI), a 12 channel telemetric electromyography system (Noraxon), a portable pressure mat (RSscan) and an isokinetic dynamometer (Biodex).
The Centre for Bioengineering and Nanomedicine
The Centre for Bioengineering and Nanomedicine at the University of Otago conducts cutting-edge research. It also gives postgraduate students and industry the opportunity to conduct bioengineering and nanomedicine research with world-class scientists.
Microscopy Otago is the hub of the University of Otago’s high-tech imaging and analytical facilities. It consists of two Centres, the Otago Centre for Electron Microscopy (OCEM) and the Otago Centre for Confocal Microscopy (OCCM).
The Photon Factory
The Photon Factory is a multiuser laser facility at the University of Auckland with a core mission of enabling creative, innovative technology by harnessing the energy of light for academic, industrial, and CRI-based researchers across New Zealand.
Institute of Biomedical Technologies
There are two labs available within The Institute of Biomedical Technologies. The tissue mechanics and respiratory function lab contains both in vitro and in vivo facilities. The polymer processing and characterization lab provides facilities for polymer processing primarily in multiphase systems such as blends, composites, and functional fillers.