Dr Andrew Lowe

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Associate Professor

Phone: +64 9 9219999 ext 6303

Email: andrew.lowe@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:

School of Engineering, Mathematical and Computer Sciences
WZ Building, Level 3, Room WZ336E
34 St Paul Street
Auckland 1010

Postal Address:
Auckland University of Technology
School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Auckland, 1999
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), University of Auckland, 1996

Memberships and Affiliations:

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, https://www.ieee.org/)
IBTec (Institute of Biomedical Technologies, http://www.aut.ac.nz/ibtec/)
Centre for eHealth (http://ehealth.aut.ac.nz/)
MedTech CoRE (Medical Technology Centre of Research Excellence, https://www.cmdt.org.nz/)


Previously 15 years as Chief Technology Officer at a medical device start-up company, leading an innovative non-invasive cardiovascular product from idea through manufacture, US FDA and European certification, intellectual property protection, worldwide licensing and distribution negotiations, and eventual trade sale.

Prior to that was at Kinetic Engineering, leading software development for industrial, multi-axis cutting robots. Graduated PhD from University of Auckland with a thesis on fuzzy logic applied to patient monitoring in anaesthesia, Bachelor of Engineering from the same university specialising in dynamics and control within the mechanical engineering department.

Research Areas:

  • Modelling of physiological systems
    • Cardiovascular biomechanics
    • Novel physical markers of cardiovascular risk
    • Artificial intelligence for patient monitoring
  • Healthcare devices and measurement systems
    • Non-invasive cardiovascular technology including ECG, bioimpedance, phonocardiography, and oscillometry
    • Textile sensing
  • Health informatics, particularly at the interface with medical devices

Research Summary:

Aim: Improving healthcare, using engineering methods.  
Emphasis: Cardiovascular health, and how engineering modelling and technology can improve prevention, detection, treatment and management.  
Focus: Low-cost, widely applicable solutions.


Selected Recent Journal Publications

Anand, G., Lowe, A., Al-Jumaily, A., (2016). Parametric Electrical Modelling of Human Forearm Simulation Response Using Multi-Frequency Electrical Bioimpedance. J Biosens Bioelectron 7. doi:10.4172/2155-6210.1000206

Anand, G., Lowe, A., Al-Jumaily, A.M., (2016). Simulation of impedance measurements at human forearm within 1 kHz to 2 MHz. Journal of Electrical Bioimpedance 7, 20. doi:10.5617/jeb.2657

Kalra, A., Lowe, A., Al-Jumaily, A.M., (2016). Quantifying Skin Stretch induced Motion Artifact from an Electrocardiogram signal-A Pilot Study. Journal of Biosensors & Bioelectronics.

Sluyter, J.D., Hughes, A.D., Lowe, A., Parker, K.H., Camargo, C.A., Hametner, B., Wassertheurer, S., Scragg, R.K., (2016). Different associations between beta-blockers and other antihypertensive medication combinations with brachial blood pressure and aortic waveform parameters. International Journal of Cardiology [accepted for publication, 2016-06-13].

Lin, H. C., Lowe, A., & Al-Jumaily, A. (2014). Non-invasive blood pressure measurement algorithm using neural networks. Artificial Intelligence Research, 3(2), 16-23. doi:10.5430/air.v3n2p16

Sluyter, J., Hughes, A., Thom, S., Parker, K., Lowe, A., & Scragg, R. (2013). Ethnic differences in arterial waveform measures in a large sample of adults enrolled in the Vitamin D Assessment (ViDA) Study [Abstract]. Artery Research, 7(3–4), 129-130. doi:10.1016/j.artres.2013.10.099

Stoner, L.,Faulkner, J.,Lowe, A.,M. Lambrick, D.,M. Young, J.,Love, R., ... S. Rowlands, D. (2013). Should the Augmentation Index be Normalized to Heart Rate? Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis, advpub.

Lin, A.,Lowe, A.,Sidhu, K.,Rawstom, J.,Maddison, R.,Kerr, A., ... Stewart, R. (2013). Relationship Between Central Arterial Pressure, Exercise and Fitness Level in Stable Coronary Artery Disease [Abstract]. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 22, 564-564. doi:10.1016/j.hlc.2013.04.041

Oh, T., Lowe, A., Lin, A., & Stewart, R. (2013). Diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation Using the Pulsecor Cardioscope Blood Pressure Device [Abstract]. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 22, 572-572. doi:10.1016/j.hlc.2013.04.057