Department of Electrical Engineering and Department of Applied Physics

Center for Care & Cure Technology Eindhoven

The purpose of C3Te is to expand synergistic partnerships between the departments of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics, medical centers and industry that are crucial to create novel healthcare technologies, and thereby reduce costs while improving quality of care.

C3Te focuses on multi-disciplinary research in the care and cure domain

The Center for Care & Cure Technology Eindhoven (C3Te) focuses on multi-disciplinary research in the care and cure domain. By connecting the technological strengths of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics with clinical partners and industry, collective knowledge is expanded leading to sustainable improvement of healthcare. In the last years, C3Te has established a strategic network, in which collaborative innovations for health care in the areas of multimodal sensing, advanced imaging, ICT embedded systems and ubiquitous computing played a crucial role for improving diagnosis and treatment of patients. Additionally, the development of ambulant and unobtrusive monitoring systems contributed to adapting treatment approaches for enhancing patient well-being.  


Progress in Waves - Inaugural Lecture Maarten Paulides

If you have missed the Inaugural Lecture of Maarten Paulides on June 3rd you can watch it here>>. The title of his lecture is ‘Progress in Waves’. During the lecture, he spoke about the history of the biomedical electromagnetics field, the results of his research on hyperthermia therapy, and his vision on the future of the field. He also highlighted the need for collaboration, particularly between the three sides of ‘The Golden Triangle’. Advancement in all three comes in waves, and waves can reinforce each other. In his appointment, he is hoping to see progress via these reinforced waves.

"Draadloos het hoofd in om een implantaat op te laden"

On the 23rd of May, Huib Visser and Tom van Nunen appeared in NRC with an article on wireless charging of brain implants. Please note that this article is only in Dutch.

Research Programs

The Center for Care & Cure Technology Eindhoven (C3Te) focusses on four essential areas where innovative technology can make a significant contribution. Each area is led by principle investigators that coordinate the research of their area. In collaboration with researchers affiliated to C3Te and clinical and industrial partners, they develop, e.g., roadmaps and interaction initiatives. This close collaborations within the specific domains creates the fertile soil for offspring in terms of application oriented research projects based on our fundamentally new technologies.

Science Cafés and Symposia

We are pleased to announce that Center for Care & Cure Technology Eindhoven (C3Te) is organizing bimonthly Science Cafés on the first Friday of the odd months. Under normal circumstances these Science Cafés are organized from 14.30u-16.00u in Walhalla (Flux 6.154), followed by drinks to meet the speakers and interact with other members of the audience.

Covid changed many aspects of life and also the C3TE Science Cafés. As long as COVID measures request to keep a distance of 1.5 meters from other people, the Science Cafés will be organized as Webinars and be broadcasted also bimonthly on Friday (between 15.00u-16.00u). These webinars will be recorded and allow you to watch the Science Café at a later timepoint via .  C3Te Science Cafés are announced in the TU/e Applied Physics / Electrical Engineering Newsletter and for more information and registration to join a Science Café you can always contact

Research Projects

The Center for Care & Cure Technology Eindhoven (C3Te) drives technology development in healthcare by creating synergy between academic, industrial and clinical partners. The close collaboration creates  fertile soil for research projects. Here C3Te displays some success stories.

Related Lab Facilities

Meet some of our Researchers

Related Research Groups

C3Te stimulates collaborations of research groups working on care & cure technology within the Departments of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Applied Physics of the TU/e.

Biomedical Diagnostics Lab

Clinical relevance is our commitment, achieved through close collaboration with selected clinical/industrial partners and advisors.

Maarten Paulides


Department of Electrical Engineering

Video Coding & Architectures

Paul Van den Hof

Dynamic Networks: Data-Driven Modeling and Control

We develop methods and tools for the modeling of dynamic networks on the basis of operational data, to be used as a basis for model-based...

Department of Electrical Engineering

Electronic Systems

Our goal is to create constructive design trajectories for electronic systems that lead to high-quality, cost-effective systems with...

Integrated Circuits

Mircea Lazar

Constrained Control of Complex Systems

The C3S Lab focuses on stability and control of complex dynamical systems subject to constraints. Complex dynamical systems typically...

Department of Electrical Engineering

Electromechanics and Power Electronics

We carry out fundamental research on the energy conversion theory, methods, and systems, that serve as enabling technologies for future...

Department of Electrical Engineering

Electrical Energy Systems

Our research aims at transforming electricity grids towards a truly future-proof, sustainable energy supply. The group focusses on...

Departments of Applied Physics / Biomedical Engineering

Molecular Biosensing

The MBx group develops technologies based on micro- and nanoparticles for monitoring patients and for treating diseases. Towards this goal,...

Department of Applied Physics

Physics of Nanostructures

We explore novel ways of controlling the electron spin and magnetic textures at the nanoscale for a wide range of applications.

School for Medical Physics and Engineering

Department of Applied Physics

Soft Matter and Biological Physics

Enabling a sustainable, functional and resource-efficient next generation of materials by uncovering the physical mechanisms underlying the...

Department of Applied Physics

Elementary Processes in Gas Discharges

We study the elementary processes in gas discharges through a mix of theory, modeling and the development of diagnostics.

Department of Applied Physics

Fluids and Flows

The Fluids and Flows (F&F) group addresses fundamental questions in fluid dynamics in an integrated approach. 


The synergy of technology and biomedical sciences could generate substantial gains for partners collaborating within the field of care & cure. In general, through tight collaborative approaches ensure that technology development keeps a focus on the various technological, economic and value-based care demand that influence the application in the healthcare area. An important strategic partner is the Eindhoven MedTech Center (e/MITC) with its large-scale research collaboration between the Catharina Hospital, the Maxima Medical Center, Kempenhaeghe Epilepsy and Sleep Center, Royal Philips Eindhoven and the Eindhoven University of Technology.


C3Te supports a special master program Care and Cure.

The healthcare market is an increasingly important consumer of technological and, especially, electrical engineering applications. These range from the complex and specialist equipment in hospitals, such as MRI scanners, to the small gadgets and tools that enable people to continue living in their own home environments for longer, such as a wireless alarm system. Between these two extremes lie countless applications such as pacemakers, monitors of all sorts of biological signals, diagnostic equipment and resources used in the curative process. The development of these applications is the subject of the Care and Cure program. This is a highly dynamic field which integrates knowledge in the fields of electrical engineering, mathematics, computer science, physics, and biology. Read more