Welcome to the Human Centered Monitoring Laboratory (HCML)!

The Human Centered Monitoring Laboratory (HCML) at Michigan Technological University was established by Dr. Ye (Sarah) Sun in August 2014. The HCML is an interdisciplinary resort that integrates engineering innovation with human health and human behaviors. Our primary research focus is on human-centered smart monitoring technologies that integrate advanced technology, human factors, and decision support to improve human-centered healthcare.


Multiple Ph.D. openings are available starting from Fall 2018. Please contact Prof. Sun at YES@mtu.edu with a recent resume.

[Paper] 03/2018 Our paper entitled “TriboMotion: A self-powered triboelectric motion sensor in wearable Internet of Things for human activity recognition and energy harvesting” is accepted for publication in IEEE Internet of Things Journal. Congratulations Hui!

[Service] 03/2018 Dr. Sun serves as the rapid fire session co-chair at IEEE-BHI-BSN’18.

[Paper] 01/2018 Our paper entitled “Energy-efficient ECG compression in wearable body sensor network by leveraging empirical mode decomposition” is accepted for presentation at IEEE-BHI’18.

[Event] 12/2017 Dr. Sun is invited to give a talk at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. Feel honored to be invited as an alumni.

[Paper] 11/2017. Our paper entitled “WearETE: A scalable wearable E-textile triboelectric energy harvesting system for human motion scavenging” is published in Sensors. Congratulations Xian.

[Service] 10/2017 Dr. Sun serves on the  Wearable Biomedical Sensors and Systems Technical Committee (TC) in IEEE-EMBS Society.

[Service] 09/2017 Dr. Sun is elected to be the director of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) Center and associate director of Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC) at MTU. Read more about our ICC and CPS Center.

[Service] 09/2017 Dr. Sun serves as the Poster and Demo Chair of IEEE/ACM-CHASE’18. Now call for papers.

[Member] 09/2017 Mr. Andrew Schunter joins HCML as an undergraduate research assistant. Welcome Andrew!

[Paper] 07/2017 Our paper entitled “NCMB-Button: A wearable non-contact system for long-term biopotential monitoring” is presented at IEEE-CHASE’17 and is one of the six papers selected for journal publication in Elsevier Smart Health Journal.

[Service] 07/2017 Dr. Sun serves as the Poster co-chair and a TPC member of IEEE-BSN’18. Now call for papers.

[Grant-NSF] 06/2017 Our group receives a three-year grant from National Science Foundation, “Understanding and Mitigating Triboelectric Artifacts in Wearable Electronics by Synergic Approaches”. Dr. Sun is the PI.  Read more.

[Research] 06/2017 Our web front end for cloud manufacturing is released! Please visit: http://socl.me.mtu.edu/

[Member] 05/2017 Mr. John Hoffman joins HCML as an undergraduate research assistant. Welcome John!

[K-12] 05/2017 Mr. Sari Fadel from Wayne County Community College joined in our group as a summer researcher through The Michigan College and University Partnership (MiCUP). Read more.

[Award] 05/2017 Mr. Xian Li receives the NSF travel award for attending IEEE-CHASE’17. Congratulations Xian!

[Service] 03/2017 Dr. Sun serves in TPC of IEEE SMC’17.

[Paper] 02/2017 Our paper entitled “Design and evaluation of a non-contact wireless biopotential monitoring system with motion artifacts” is presented at IEEE-BHI’17.

[Member] 02/2017 Mr. Si Liu joined our group. Welcome Si!

[Service] 01/2017 Dr. Sun serves as an NSF Panelist.

[Service] 12/2016 Dr. Sun serves as the Poster and Demo Track chair and registration chair of IEEE/ACM-CHASE’17 (the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Connected Health: Applications, Systems and Engineering Technologies). Call for attending.

[Paper] 11/2016 Our paper entitled “DriTri: an in-Vehicle Wireless Sensor Network Platform for Daily Health Monitoring” is presented at IEEE Sensors Conference 2016.

[Paper] 10/2016 Our paper entitled “S3H: A Symptom Surveillance System in High Spatial Resolution using Smartphones” is presented at IEEE-WH’16. Congratulations Hui.

[Paper] 08/2016 Two papers are presented in IEEE-EMBC’16 entitled “A Triboelectric Motion Sensor in Wearable Body Sensor Network for Human Activity Recognition” and “TriboWalk: Triboelectric Dual Functional Wireless System for Gait Monitoring and Energy Harvesting”. Congratulations Hui and Xian!

[K-12] 09/2016 Students from East UP Brimley Middle School visited our lab and had hands-on experience about our research. Read more

[Event]  08/2016 Dr.Sun’s group attended IEEE-EMBC’16. 

[Paper] 06/2016 Our paper “Investigation of Motion Artifacts for Biopotential Measurement in Wearable Devices” is presented in IEEE-BSN’16.

[Paper] 01/2016 Our paper “Capacitive Biopotential Measurement for Electrophysiological Signal Acquisition: A Review” has been accepted by IEEE Sensors Journal. Link

[Member] 01/2016 Welcome Hui Huang to join HCML!

[Service] 10/2015 Dr. Sun serves as the technical program committee (TPC) member of IEEE CHASE 2016 (the IEEE 1st International Conference on Connected Health: Applications, Systems and Engineering Technologies). Call for submissions.

[Paper] 10/2015 Our paper entitled “A Naturalistic Human Interface for Chronic Disease
Monitoring” has been accepted for presentation in IEEE HI-POCT’15.

[Member] 09/2015 Welcome Jiayin Huang to join HCML.

[Event] 08/2015 Dr.Sun’s group attended Keweenaw Medical Conference.

[Member] 08/2015 Welcome Xian Li to join HCML as a research assistant.

[Paper] 08/2015 Dr. Sun presented their research “Human-centric LED lighting system using ubiquitous physiological measurement”, in 35th ASME Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Boston, MA, Aug., 2015.

[K-12] 06/2015 Students from Detroit High School visited our lab and had hands-on experience about our research. Read more

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