BioDesign Lab GroupThe AUT BioDesign Lab is part of the inter-faculty Design for Health & Wellbeing Network that engages researchers across the Auckland University of Technology.  Within the BioDesign Lab, we place a strong emphasis on validating the interactions between computational and physical models of human biological systems and simulated environmental or therapeutic interactions through experimentation and clinical studies.  This methodology is applied across many biomedical applications including:

  • Human airways under pressurised breathing conditions.
  • Functional purpose of the nasal cycle.
  • Breathing therapy devices.
  • Stirling cycle ultra-low-temperature coolers for laboratories and new technologies for improved tissue/organ transport.
  • Advances in orthopaedic surgical tools.

With our current emphasis on the human upper airway, breathing and the nose in particular, we have developed a new air-pressure treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, thought to affect up to 25% of the world’s adult population. This breathing treatment platform also offers the potential for the non-pharmaceutical treatment option for a range of physiological and neurological ailments.

Last updated: 24-Nov-2016 8.29am

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