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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. Estimation algorithms and control systems for intelligent vehicles, active sensing and estimation on smart bicycles, imminent collision detection sensors, tracking systems for complex traffic on urban roads and highways, and road condition monitoring transducers.

  2. Fundamental estimation algorithms for globally stable state estimation in nonlinear systems, for fault diagnostics, and for unknown input estimation.

  3. Wearable sensors, associated estimation algorithms, automated monitoring of disease status, estimation algorithms for analysis of arm and leg motions, and for activity classification.

  4. Design of handheld diagnostic instruments and associated estimation algorithms for medical applications.

Smart Bicycle System

Smart Bicycle System


Novel two-transducer electronic stethoscope

Novel Two-Transducer Electronic Stethoscope

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


Wearable Motion Analysis Sensor

Wearable Motion Analysis Sensor


Examples of 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

Examples of 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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