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ASSIST Industry Workshop
ASSIST will host its annual Industry Workshop at FIU in January 2016. Click image for more information.
Product Innovation Lab Product Showcase
Student teams impressed local entrepreneurs at HQ Raleigh. Several teams are considering start up formation in the Spring.
ASSIST Wins Big at IDTechEx Wearable USA 2015
At the most recent IDTechEx Wearable USA conference, America’s largest event on wearable technology held in Santa Clara, CA on November 18th and 19th, 2015, the ASSIST Center and Dr. Zhu captivated judges winning an award: Best Wearable Material/Component Development.
The Pulse Fall 2015!
The latest version of The Pulse – ASSIST Center’s newsletter – offers a great insight into the happenings within the Center since the last release. Updates include articles on Dr. Ramakrishnan Rajagopalan and Dr. Clive Randall’s supercap research, ASSIST summer pre-college and undergraduate programs, and SLC updates.
Center Director Dr. Veena Misra speaks with Dr. France Cordova of NSF

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Florida International University

Annual Industry Workshop

ASSIST is gearing up for for the 4th annual industry workshop.  This event gathers faculty researchers and students from all our partner institutions at Florida International University to show technology demonstrations and prototypes
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ASSIST Wins Big at IDTechEx Wearable USA 2015

With a vision to achieve a comprehensive assessment of health and environment through wearable technologies that enable multi-modal sensing, the ASSIST Center excels at making hassle-free and reliable nano-enabled devices for on body
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The Pulse Fall 2015

The Pulse – Fall 2015 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
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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.