ASSIST Industry Ecosystem

Partnership | Core Membership Benefits | Meet your Future Workforce | Our Success | Research & Applications

Industry Partnership Program

Through our ecosystem of industry partners, multidisciplinary faculty and students, and clinical practitioners, we are developing market-relevant next-generation wearable technologies and bringing highly-skilled talent to the marketplace. Companies joining ASSIST through our industry membership program gain a broad range of benefits.

Core Membership Benefits

  • Networking with other companies, faculty, and students
  • Preferred access to ASSIST intellectual property
  • Reduced rates on sponsored research
  • Use of ASSIST research facilities
  • Voting on research proposals through Industry Advisory Board
  • Access to top talent for future hires
  • Mentoring research projects to enhance commercial potential
  • Leveraging company resources through collaborative research 
  • Discounted access to ASSIST workshops and conferences
  • Professional development events

We work closely with our industry partners to target real-world applications
and commercialize cutting-edge technologies.

Meet your Future Workforce

Through our signature Translational Engineering Skills Program (TESP), we hold workshops to ensure our graduates go beyond the traditional curriculum. They study important skills, like patent mining, systems thinking, market research, and scientific public speaking and presentation skills. Many of our students join ASSIST to participate in our close industry relations.

Where are our Students now?

Our Success

Through successful collaboration, ASSIST has filed for a number of patents. We are proud to be building long-lasting research partnerships.

  • 82 invention disclosures
  • 32 patent applications
  • 14 patents awarded
  • 10 companies spun out
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Our Research and Applications

ASSIST develops core disruptive technologies in the areas of: energy harvesting and storage, low power wearable sensors, ultra low-power electronics, smart textiles, and engineered systems. These technologies are integrated into ASSIST’s self-powered, adaptive, multimodal sensing platforms through an iterative cycle of systems-level integration, wearability and user experience studies, clinical evaluation, and data analysis. Our adaptive and modular systems are currently targeting four high-impact use cases: cardiovascular health, asthma, diet management, and wound healing.