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Internship: Patient Care & Measurements Support

InternshipEindhoven, the Netherlands

Degree level


Job function

General business

Required languages

English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 1 years

Start date

30 September 2020

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Duration: 6-12 months

It can be discussed to make this assignment suitable for thesis.

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Work on a novel patient monitoring modality which can have dramatic impact in the future towards improving critical care.

You are responsible for

  • Performing a thorough literature review on the assigned topic
  • Processing and analyzing experimental data collected with a custom-built experimental setup using different sensing modalities (including accelerometers and piezo pressure sensors)
  • Building a classifier
  • Supporting the development of a computer model to simulate the physical measurement principle.
  • Writing a report and/or a conference/journal publication 
  • Presenting key findings in a final internship presentation

You are a part of

The Patient Care & Measurements (PCM) Department at Philips Research which develops breakthrough solutions in unobtrusive and wearable monitoring tailored to key care environments and patient journeys. We investigate new concepts, sensors and algorithms to enable the monitoring of human vital signs in various clinical and non-clinical settings. 

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Applied Physics or a related discipline.
  • A solid background in signal processing, in particular image processing and experience with machine learning tools such as neural network, support vector machines, decision trees, etc. Prior biomedical signal processing experience will be a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Excellent programming skills in MATLAB or Python.
  • A willingness to study essential physiology.
  • Experience in computer modeling and simulation is also a plus.

In return, we offer you

  • A challenging position within a dynamic and innovative multinational company
  • An international working environment with over 50 nationalities
  • An opportunity for personal development and continuous learning

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It is a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum.


Don't forget to attach your CV with your application.

Please note that in order to be considered for an internship, you need to be registered as a student during the entire internship period. Formal documentation of which may be requested at any time. Students from outside the EU need to fill in an NUFFIC agreement, which needs to be signed by the student and the university.

Please note that the contents of our regular internship assignments are not suitable for professionals (and/or MBA students) with professional work experience. 

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Philips is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s lives across the health continuum – from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Applying advanced technologies and deep clinical and consumer insights, Philips delivers integrated solutions that address the Quadruple Aim: improved patient experience, better health outcomes, improved staff experience, and lower cost of care.

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Average age is 39 years

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