Currently Invested Projects

eCHAT: Screening & Intervening for Mental Health & Lifestyle Risks
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This is a flexible NZ-developed electronic tool, which provides a systematic and efficient means of holistic screening and intervening for mental health and lifestyle risks, using a person-centered approach. Addressing these issues can provide considerable health, social and ultimately economic benefits to a variety of populations (demographics could be determined by age, ethnicity, gender, occupation, socioeconomic status, or belonging to specific groups such as professional rugby, pregnant women etc).

Contact: Kent Lee, kent.lee@auckland.ac.nz


The ExciteBCI technology is a novel approach to rehabilitation. ExciteBCI increases the excitability of the brain, promoting neural plasticity following damage, such as after stroke. Using Brain Computer Interface (BCI) to drive a neuromodulatory intervention the ExciteBCI helps to rewire the brain in readiness for relearning movement. Preliminary studies have shown that it is both effective and fast. Evidence indicates that significant improvements in functional outcomes in people with chronic stroke are seen after just 3 sessions. Typically, such functional improvements take months to achieve.

Contact: Enrico Tronchin, enrico.tronchin@aut.ac.nz

Wearable Walking Prescription and Monitoring Device

Development of a wearable walking prescription and monitoring device.

Contact: Tracey Smith, tracey.smith@otagoinnovation.com

Sense Muscle
The AUT research team is developing a wearable sensor to measure strength and motion of
training muscle across fitness exercises such as weightlifting, sport training, powerlifting and
bodybuilding. The sensor will record the full range of contraction and relaxation of a specific
muscle, helping the user to reach their desired fitness goals by detecting incorrect exercise
movement to avoid muscle injury, improve performance and the development of muscle mass. It
will track and analyse muscle training progress for athletic body in realtime
for all forms of

Contact: Wilson Huang, wilson.huang@aut.ac.nz

Encryption Method
A novel way of encrypting data in any type of data stream.

Contact: Stephen Flint, s.flint@auckland.ac.nz

Organizations collect ever increasing amounts of data in an effort to gain competitive advantage. However current tools struggle to give meaningful insights using less than perfect data. Snooperior is a single tool with a variety of algorithms which can clean and visualise data relationships even where there is incorrect and missing data. Additionally Snooperior can be controlled at every level allowing the user to decide which relationships are most meaningful for their purposes.  Snooperior significantly improves the quality of the information for improved decision making.    

Contact: Stephen Flint, s.flint@auckland.ac.nz

Subpixel phase-based image registration

A new method for finding translational shifts with sub-pixel accuracy, which can be combined with a novel method to perform accurate multi-camera calibration to create a hand-held device to measure surface 3D deformation, and 3D strain map.

Contact: Stephen Flint, s.flint@auckland.ac.nz

3TwoOne is a set of web-based software tools that allow software to be directly developed using block diagrams, and then automatically delivers production code free from human errors: line-by-line coding is not needed. Targeted to support Internet-of-Things applications, it is based on the BlokIDE code generation system, which has been developed and refined over many years.                

Contact: Stephen Flint, s.flint@auckland.ac.nz

Formus - Designing an acetabular reconstruction implant
Formus delivers intelligent custom design workflows presented as a webservice that allows engineers and surgeons to collaboratively view and modify custom implant designs in real time, reducing design time from 35 to 5 hours. The result is a more robust implant for the patient, higher satisfaction rates for the surgeon, and cost savings and scalability for the custom implant provider.

Contact: Stephen Flint, s.flint@auckland.ac.nz

Database Schema Design
A novel approach to database schema design which provides significant improvements in meeting the level of data integrity an organization targets, and consequently results in tremendous savings for data cleaning, migration and processing.

Contact: Stephen Flint, s.flint@auckland.ac.nz

Actigaze - Gaze Control Algorithm
Actigaze software technology using entirely gaze-based selection rivals the performance of traditional input devices while overcoming the inherent problems of gaze-based click alternatives in the market place. Actigaze technology presents a complete replacement for a mouse or touchscreen input.           

Contact: Stephen Flint, s.flint@auckland.ac.nz

Smart and Responsive Animation

Dr Mark Sagar (ex Weta Studios) leads a team at the University of Auckland developing computational modelling and real time synthesis of the emotional and behavioural facial signals necessary to create engaging lifelike behaviour.

Contact: Stephen Flint, +64 21 240 3076, +64 9 923 4898