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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. 

Intubation Shield

Apr 8, 2020

Scaling up

As the number of new COVID-19 infections in North Carolina increases, faculty members and students in the College of Engineering at NC State have increased production of personal protective equipment (PPE) for front-line health care providers. 

Progressively smaller chips displayed in Phononic's headquarters.

Sep 12, 2019

A refrigeration revolution — advanced on Centennial Campus

An innovative partnership with NC State helped startup Phononic disrupt the refrigeration industry. 

Graduate student works in FREEDM System Center lab.

Sep 28, 2018

A bright idea

The NSF FREEDM Systems Center marks 10 years of innovation on how we use electricity. 

Student works in lab

Jun 1, 2018

NSF FREEDM Center marks 10 years with celebration

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Systems Center led by NC State is celebrating 10 years of work changing how we use, produce and transmit energy. 

Oct 13, 2017

Multidisciplinary teamwork helps bring new ASSIST technology to market

At the start of each school year, teams of students begin to form across campus at NC State University, gearing up for practicum course projects that will bring real world perspective to what they are learning in the classroom. Each […]