About us

OPUM technologies is a boutique device developer that specialises in bespoke high-tech medical and human-robot interaction devices. Our devices work as medical and research tools to diagnose, assist motion and rehabilitate from physical and neurological injuries.

The unique design approach we take enables us to customise solutions for specific requirements.

Our services range from one-off devices for individuals to platform development customised for research and healthcare providers. 


  • Game based robotic physio and occupational therapy
  • Wearable robotic exoskeletons
  • Paediatric exoskeletons for predicting BTX and surgery outcomes
  • Diagnosis following sports and work injuries
  • Haptic and vibrotactile feedback training
  • Neurological robot rehabilitation following stroke
  • Paediatric gait training for cerebral palsy
  • Acute stroke gait rehabilitation
  • Robotic devices for human motor learning research
  • Research robotics
  • Customised carbon fibre and printed orthotics/splints (e.g. AFOs)
  • Prosthetics
  • Software interfaces and rehab gaming

OPUM was spun out of The University of Auckland, a leader in developing healthcare technologies. Our highly multidisciplinary team is led by Dr Andrew McDaid and made up of other international world-leading researchers across engineering, medical sciences and clinical disciplines. A hand-picked team is selected for each project to best meet the client requirements.

Current and completed contracts include those funded by US Office of Naval Research, Royal Society of New Zealand, Auckland Medical Research Foundation, CureKids and NZ Artificial Limb Service.

Due to IP and client privacy only limited details of specific projects can be disclosed.

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