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2014 UVa Site Visit
Here at ASSIST, we eagerly look forward to sharing our progress with and gaining insight from NSF and industry members at our upcoming Annual Review and Site Visit at the University of Virginia on May 20.
NanoDays 2014!
Thousands of students from across North Carolina will come to NC State on April 25 to take part in hands-on activities, go on lab tours, listen to presentations, and see how fun and exciting nanoscale research can be.
The ASSIST Center Leadership Team
The ASSIST team is passionate about developing new, integrated technologies to promote data-driven medicine and create revolutionary and affordable advances in the quality of healthcare. We seek to use nanotechnology to empower patients and doctors to manage wellness and improve quality of life by showing the correlation between personal health and personal environment.
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.
Pre-College Education Outreach Program
We have developed strategic outreach partnerships with 11 middle and high schools to enhance teachers’ engineering content knowledge and teaching methods.

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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.

Vision

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.

Mission

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.