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The Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) is a National Science Foundation sponsored Nanosystems Engineering Research Center (NERC). ASSIST develops and employs nanotechnology enabled energy harvesting and storage, ultra-low power electronics, and sensors to create innovative, battery-free, body-powered, and wearable health monitoring systems. Our mission is to use nanotechnology to improve global health by enabling a correlation between personal health and personal environment that empowers individuals and doctors to manage wellness and improve quality of life.
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10 Feb 2020

'Wristwatch' Monitors Body Chemistry to Boost Athletic Performance

Engineering researchers have developed a device the size of a wristwatch that can monitor an individual's body chemistry to help improve athletic performance and identify potential health problems. The device can be used for everything from detecting dehydration to tracking athletic recovery, with applications ranging from military training to competitive sports.
17 Feb 2017

Bandage oxygen reader for peripheral artery disease

Collaboration to develop an ultrathin flexible-patch reader worn on the skin for continuous wireless monitoring of tissue oxygen in patients undergoing treatment for peripheral artery disease has been awarded a $1.5 million grant.
3 Jun 2016

Wearable system aims to predict, prevent asthma attacks

Researchers have developed an integrated, wearable system that monitors a user's environment, heart rate and other physical attributes with the goal of predicting and preventing asthma attacks.
20 Nov 2015

IDTechEx Wearable USA Award Winners Announced

Wearable Technology consists of many new technologies and innovations. At the IDTechEx Wearable USA event, America's largest event on wearable technology held this week on November 18-19 in Santa Clara, awards were given to two companies that have made great achievement. The awards were presented to the winning companies by Henri Richard, SVP Worldwide Commercial Sales & Support at Sandisk, who has previously been SVP for Freescale.
19 Nov 2015

Solving the Power Problem: The Human Body as a Power Supply

North Carolina State University, United States
21 Aug 2015

Wearables for wheezing patients

Researchers have developed an efficient algorithm that can interpret the wheezing of patients with breathing difficulties to give medical providers information about what's happening in the lungs. The research is part of a larger, ongoing project to develop wearable smart medical sensors for monitoring, collecting and interpreting personal health data.
26 Jun 2015

New microchip improves future of self-powered wearable technology

Energy from your body heat and motion could fuel the future of preventative health care.
19 Nov 2014

Energy Harvesting for Wearable Sensor Platforms for Personal Health and Personal Environmental Monitoring

North Carolina State University, United States
21 Nov 2013

Self-powered Integrated Systems for Health and Environmental Monitoring

North Carolina State University, United States