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Closeup photo of a white, round, multicolored biosensor attached to person's wet skin.

May 20, 2022

Here a sensor, there a sensor…

Sensor technologies can be used to detect a wide range of inputs, from temperature and light to air pressure and ultrasonic waves. Across engineering disciplines, they are used by faculty members to collect data needed for groundbreaking work in energy, health care, manufacturing, infrastructure and more. Engineering researchers, it seems, are putting sensors everywhere. 

Jan 13, 2022

2021 in E-textile advancements

The ASSIST Center takes a look back at the Wilson College's contributions to healthcare through e-textiles in 2021. 

Dec 16, 2021

Sweat-powered wearable sensors land NC State researcher on Newsweek’s inaugural “Greatest Disruptors” list

Amay J. Bandodkar, whose work focuses on self-powered wearable sensors for health monitoring, was named to Newsweek’s inaugural “America’s 50 Greatest Disruptors” list. 

Latex-gloved hand with syringe and testing device.

Oct 28, 2021

Slowing down transmission

As viruses evolve and spread, delivering healthcare in a wide variety of settings within and far from traditional hospitals becomes more essential to ensure patients receive the care they need. To address this, a team of students across three different engineering disciplines debuted a novel H1N1 biosensor at the SensUs 2021 competition and won second… 

Closeup of hand with flexible circuit around the index finger.

Oct 28, 2021

ASSIST Center looks to a self-sufficient future

Nine years in, the Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) has continued to lead the way in developing flexible, self-powering and wearable devices that will help both physicians and patients in monitoring human health across fields. 

Group of students standing among rows of solar panels.

Aug 20, 2021

Student researchers from across U.S. get back in the field through REUs

During the summer, 17 engineering students participated in REUs hosted by ASSIST and FREEDM at NC State. 

Image of flexible device.

Mar 9, 2021

Reduced heat leakage improves wearable health device

NC State engineers improve wearable device powered by body heat. 

Researchers are developing an armband that can track heart rate.

Mar 1, 2021

Study finds ideal placement, pressure for armband that could track heart rate

In an effort to develop an armband that can track the heart's electrical activity, NC State researchers determined the ideal placement for three electrodes in their band design, and how tightly the band needs to be worn. 

May 11, 2020

ASSIST Center partners on virtual incubator to advance remote care

The ASSIST Center led by NC State has partnered with Digital Health Institute for Transformation (DHIT) to launch a virtual crowdsourced incubator that will serve as an innovation engine for advanced remote care. The program, COVID-19 Unites Us All, will consist of a biweekly webinar series featuring panels of thought leaders in digital health, as well as an Innovation Sprint. 

Researchers in an ASSIST Lab (Photo: Becky Kirkland)

Apr 23, 2020


Platforms developed in the Center for Advanced Self- Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) allow for a wide range of health applications.