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.
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.
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."