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Tom Snyder Speaks to NSF at CES 2015
Industry Liaison, Tom Snyder, speaks with National Science Foundation about ASSIST goals and innovations.
THE PULSE – Fall/Winter 2014 – 15 Edition has been released!
Boasting updates on research, education and industry activities, the latest version of The Pulse – ASSIST Center’s newsletter – offers a great insight into the happenings within the Center since the last release.
Faculty Spotlight: Gail Jones
Dr. Jones leads ASSIST's Pre-College Education program, which in the past year has reached over 10,000 individuals—students, parents, and teachers—with exciting programming and presentations.
Industry Liaison Discusses the Scoop
Tom Snyder, Industry Liaison, discusses the Scoop of the ASSIST mission and vision at CES 2015
Medical, Environmental, and Industrial Advisory Boards
Critical to the impact of ASSIST’s wearable, self-powered sensing and communication devices are the medical, environmental exposure, and social acceptance aspects of the Center’s research.

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MANN + HUMMEL Joins ASSIST – January 15, 2015 MANN+HUMMEL, a German based front-runner in automotive filtration and components research and production, has joined ASSIST as an Industry Member.  Possessing over 70 years
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About Assist

Monteith Research Center at North Carolina State University

The National Science Foundation
The NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center (NERC) for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) develops and employs nano-enabled energy harvesting, energy storage, nanodevices and sensors to create innovative battery-free, body-powered, and wearable health monitoring systems.


We envision a paradigm shift in health informatics enabled by wearable nanotechnologies that monitor individual health parameters and environmental exposures. Long-term sensing will enable patients, doctors, and scientists to make direct correlations between health and environmental toxins leading to chronic disease prediction, management and treatment. ASSIST advances will accelerate environmental health research and clinical trials as well as inform environmental policy.


Use nanotechnology to improve global health by enabling correlation between personal health and personal environment and by empowering patients and doctors to manage wellness and improve quality of life.