Eindhoven MedTech Innovation Center

Improving value based healthcare by creating and expanding an ecosystem that enables a fast track to high-tech health innovations


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Medtech Day 2023

MedTech Day 2023 - An integrated approach for future-proof healthcare

On Friday, 22 September 2023, the second MedTech Day will take place at the TU/e on the occasion of the inauguration of Prof. Dr. Arthur Bouwman. This conference is organised by the Center for Care & Cure Technology and the Eindhoven MedTech Innovation Center (e/MTIC).

Our healthcare is under pressure. How to future-proof our healthcare systems? An integral, multidisciplinary approach to healthcare innovation is our best chance to provide structural support for future healthcare challenges. Technological innovations are essential for this road to sustainable healthcare that is accessible to everyone. During this conference, we will share the stories and experiences of our clinicians, professors, young researchers and other MedTech professionals.


5 Partners, 5 Years, 5 July 2023

Time to celebrate e/MTIC research, innovations and collaboration towards a Fast Track to Clinical Innovation. During the anniversary celebration on Wednesday, July 5, the five partners looked back on the achieved successes and forward to the future. The strength of e/MTIC lies in the close collaboration between the university, hospitals and industry. All these parties are needed to realize innovations in healthcare. According to Carmen van Vilsteren, Director of e/MTIC, "a lot has changed in the past five years. When we started five years ago, we were seen as a local initiative. Meanwhile, we are recognized as a strategic collaboration that can serve as a model for innovation in helathcare."


Bringing technical innovations all the way from early research to implementation and commercialization can often take a long time. The goal of the Eindhoven MedTech Innovation Center (e/MTIC) is to create and expand an ecosystem that strongly increases the speed of high-tech health innovation, maximizing value for patients. We consider such an ecosystem to be an unmet need and a unique opportunity for the Brainport region to make significant contributions to visionary new developments in healthcare. e/MTIC is a large-scale research collaboration between Catharina Hospital, Maxima Medical Center, Kempenhaeghe Epilepsy and Sleep Center, TU/e and Royal Philips Eindhoven in the domains cardiovascular medicine, perinatal medicine and sleep medicine.

Our Research Areas

e/MTIC aims to strengthen the institutionalized collaboration between regional partners focusing on research and innovation in pre-defined clinical domains. Initially these are the domains in which we already excel internationally, i.e. perinatal and cardiovascular health along with sleep medicine


Remote monitoring via Smart Patch

Video made by ZorgVanNu

Developped within e/MTIC: a smart patch that measures, among other things, the patient's heart rate and breathing from a distance. Wherever it is. The Catharina hospital in Eindhoven uses the patch for various conditions or treatments. In the video we share their experiences with the Philips healthdot.

Zorg van Nu is an initiative of the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS)

e/MTIC research

Dynamic Dashboard for Cardiovascular Data Visualization and Analysis

Telerehabilitation for ADHF patients

Perioperative high-resolution monitoring database


Unobtrusive OSA screening techniques

Designing Perinatal Life Support technologies through simulation

Heart Failure Classification Trial & Transitional Care Trial

PICASSO- Maternity Dashboard

video monitoring for early signaling of adverse events

PERSTIM project

UMOSA: Laser-based illumination unit for rPPG

Prolonged In-Home Sleep Monitoring (PRISM)

Digital Twin to Predict Ventricular Tachycardias

Design of a Clinical Data Management Workflow

Video monitoring for early signaling of adverse events

Biomarker monitoring by wearable patch

Multi-perspective functional echocardiography

Cancer localization by ultrasound microvasculature imaging

Monitoring the Narcolepsy spectrum

Prediction of life-threatening arrythmias

Risk stratification and screening in early pregnancy

Pre-operative assessment of aortic stenosis

Smart subjective sleep monitoring in family context

Magnetic micromixing for point of care diagnostic

Ambulatory Monitoring for improved pregnancy outcome

Camera-based Respiration Monitoring

Development of a digital twin of the artificial womb

Camera-based vital signs monitoring during sleep

Alarm-Limiting AlgoRithm-based Monitoring




Nutrition monitoring with sensors in the home environment

Joint modeling with high-frequent repeated measurements

Quality of real-time fMRI: novel software, sequences, and signals

Interactive exploration of logistic regression models

Cardiac monitoring from clinical setting to daily life

Dynamic checklists: design, implementation and evaluation

Analysis of care pathways via coordinate systems

From Bench to Bedside

Accelerating digital innovation by co-creating in 6 months innovation cycles in the e/MTIC ecosystem


e/MTIC - Large-scale research collaboration

Catharina Hospital – new technique treatment atrial fibrillation

New MRI scanner for in-depth epilepsy research

Diagnosing sleep apnea - faster, easier, costs-efficient

Narcolepsy Monitor - a joint e/MTIC development

The doctor and computer form together a powerful combination

e/MTIC has a huge support among professionals

A practical e/MTIC case – TRICA Study

e/MTIC Health Data Platform – Vision document

MEDICAID an e/MTIC miniprogram

Smart camera to warn in case of acute heart problem

Heart Foundation interviews professor and cardiologist Lukas Dekker

Bridging the gap between doctors and technology


The central thread of my career lies in high-tech innovation in healthcare and that is also my passion. My experience in industry is largely complementary to the knowledge TU/e already has.  I believe that it is exactly this combination that is really powerful and will help me to extend and strengthen health research, innovation and education. 

Carmen van Vilsteren, director e/MTIC

Meet some of our Researchers

Assistant Professor

Chao Zhang

Assistant Professor

Peter Bovendeerd

Assistant Professor

Catarina Dinis Fernandes

Associate Professor

Richard Lopata

Full Professor

Frans van de Vosse

Assistant Professor

Merel van Gilst

Full Professor

Peter de With

Full Professor

Lukas Dekker

Assistant Professor

Rob Mestrom

Full Professor

Albert Aldenkamp

Doctoral Candidate

Esther Maas

Associate Professor

Ruud van Sloun


Edwin van den Heuvel

Full Professor

Volkher Scharnhorst

Doctoral Candidate

Esmée de Boer

Full Professor

Massimo Mischi

Full Professor

Keita Ito

Assistant Professor

Judith van Laar

Assistant Professor

Hans-Martin Schwab

Full Professor

Hareld Kemps

Full Professor

Jan Bergmans

Former Doctoral Candidate

Robin Martens

Doctoral Candidate

Hein de Hoop

Full Professor

Paul Boon

Associate Professor

Xi Long

Full Professor

Erik Korsten

University Researcher

Heleen Rutjes

Full Professor emeritus

Ward Cottaar

University Researcher

Peter Andriessen

Full Professor

Carola van Pul

Doctoral Candidate

Larissa Jansen


Myrthe van der Ven


Eriola Shanko

Education and Research Technician (Design and Development)

Rainier van Dommele

Associate Professor

Sveta Zinger

University Researcher

Tom Bakkes

Doctoral Candidate

Emma Moonen

University Lecturer

Marc van Sambeek

Full Professor

Ronald Aarts

Full Professor

Natal van Riel

Doctoral Candidate

Eveline Mestrom

Managing Director of Research Institute

Carmen van Vilsteren

Full Professor

Hessel Wijkstra

Assistant Professor

Collin Drent

Associate Professor

Rik Vullings

Associate Professor

Pierre Cluitmans

Full Professor emeritus

Loe Feijs

University Researcher

Beatrijs van der Hout

Full Professor

Guid Oei

External Collaboration Coordinator

Paul Merkus

Assistant Professor

Hailong Jiao

Doctoral Candidate

Zheng Peng

University Researcher

Andreas Pollet

Full Professor

Nico Pijls

University Researcher

Iris Huijben

Our partners

The Eindhoven MedTech Innovation Centre is a large-scale research collaboration in the Eindhoven region between The Catharina Hospital, the Maxima Medical Center, Kempenhaeghe Epilepsy and Sleep Center, Eindhoven University of Technology, and Royal Philips Eindhoven.