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Lab Updates
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Engineering better health

Jointly headed by co-directors Associate Professor David White (pictured) and Senior Lecturer of Biosciences Catherine Crofts, the AUT BioDesign Lab is a place of creativity and productive collaboration, across the university and directly with industry partners.

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Prosthetic fins for injured sea turtles

Researchers from the AUT BioDesign Lab have developed a prosthetic fin to rehabilitate injured sea turtles. To help injured turtles, PhD student Nick van der Geest and his supervisor Dr Lorenzo Garcia worked on four-dimensional turtle fin kinematics and the optimisation of the fin geometry to bio mimic the movement of a real fin.

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Towards a new era of health research and patient empowerment

"I’m not predicting that technology will replace health professionals, but it will augment them. Accurate information can help build the foundation of a true partnership in health and beyond that, optimal performance."

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