Skip to main content


Apr 26, 2023

NC middle and high schoolers demonstrate the future of ASSISTive technology

On the second floor of James B. Hunt Jr. Library, as college students studied for finals below, 16 teams of high school and middle school students prepared to present their wearable devices to a panel of judges. 

Woman coughs into her hand.

Apr 17, 2023

Researchers help AI express uncertainty to improve health monitoring tech

The new approach is used in a tool that improves the ability of electronic devices to detect when a human patient is coughing. 

Two students at lab work table soldering electronics.

Dec 7, 2022

10 years of wearable device breakthroughs

Ten years since its founding, the Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) Center led by NC State has made groundbreaking advances in wearable health monitoring devices. 

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.… 

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.