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Welcome to the website of the Laboratory for Innovations in Sensing, Estimation and Control (LISEC). The research in our laboratory focuses on the design of devices, estimation algorithms and controllers for smart and autonomous systems.

Flexible Array of Normal and Shear Force Sensors

Flexible Array of Normal and Shear Force Sensors




Novel narrow commuter vehicle

Novel Narrow Commuter Vehicle

Specific major areas of research in our lab have included
  1. Autonomous vehicles, human-centered collision avoidance, human-assist active safety systems, imminent collision detection, occupant crash protection, and smart bicycles.
  2. Fundamental results in new observer design techniques for nonlinear systems, fault diagnostics, and failure handling.
  3. Wearable sensors, automated monitoring of disease status, analysis of arm and leg motions, human activity recognition, and activity classification.
  4. Design of handheld instruments for human health applications.




Our lab's research skills cover a broad range of mechanical engineering including development of new sensing principles, development of estimation algorithms, observer design for nonlinear systems, control system design, vehicle dynamics and analysis of noise and vibrations.

Novel two-transducer electronic stethoscope

Novel Two-Transducer Electronic Stethoscope

Biomedical Projects

  • Wearable Biomedical Sensors
  • Design of Handheld Instruments for Human Health Applications
  • Instrumented Urethral Catheter for Urinary Incontinence Diagnostics
  • Instrumented Socks for Remote Monitoring of Fluid Accumulation in Lower Legs
Biomedical Projects

Smart Vehicle Systems

  • Traffic Friendly Novel Narrow Commuter Vehicle
  • Smart Human-Centered Bicycle Collision Prevention System
  • Battery-Less Wireless Traffic Sensors
  • Electronic Stability Control Systems
  • Tire Sensors for Measurement of Slip Variables and Tire-Road Friction Coefficient
Vehicle Projects

The LISEC Lab is located within the Mechanical Engineering building on the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Campus. Near the center of the campus's East Bank, the mechanical engineering building lies amongst the remainder of the buildings belonging to the College of Science and Engineering.

The primary lab facilities are located on the third floor of the ME building in rooms ME 369 and ME 3132.

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