Faculty of Engineering

Technologies for Health

This research theme aims to develop practical technologies for the prevention, treatment and management of illness, and the preservation of mental and physical wellbeing.



The world faces an increasingly difficult challenge in providing high quality healthcare. To solve this problem, we can harness New Zealand's expertise in medical technology to potentially improve quality of life and contribute to economic growth through exporting medical technologies.

The Faculty of Engineering focuses strongly on developing healthcare technologies by forging links with the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, the Liggins Institute, local clinicians and district health boards, and New Zealand and international companies. Through collaboration, we can help build a better future for people of all life stages.


Contact us

Theme leader: Associate Professor Bruce MacDonald

Email: foe-tech-for-health@auckland.ac.nz



Our interdisciplinary focus brings technology researchers, developers, clinicians and users of medical technology together to develop more practical technology that addresses both current and emerging needs. Among the major focus areas for Technologies of Health are:

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