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Connected health solutions

Work together with imec to develop the next generation of wearable, implantable, ingestible and non-contact medical devices and systems.

One of the ways in which digital technology is revolutionizing healthcare is the introduction of medical devices that continuously and comfortably monitor our bodies.

Do you want to accelerate and de-risk your development of these devices? Join forces with our team of hardware and software experts. They have a proven track record, having developed several critical technologies for industry partners. It's your guarantee for a solution that:

  • delivers clinical-grade and medically relevant data (with several approvals by regulatory agencies such as the FDA and PMDA)
  • makes use of the most advanced sensing, processing and software technology (check our list of patents)
  • is in line with a visionary take on personal, predictive and preventive healthcare

Imec's researchers for connected health solutions work from our offices in Leuven and Eindhoven.

Explore the clinical areas we focus on and the technologies we develop by clicking on the pictures below.

Discover the ways in which you can partner with imec for the R&D of your wearable, ingestible, implantable or non-contact medical applications.

Clinical areas

Gait Analysis

Release human motion analysis from the lab by developing wearable kinematic sensor systems.


Work with advanced algorithms and systems to develop non-invasive brain monitoring and stimulation solutions.


Use recent advances in nano and digital technology to develop ophthalmology applications such as smart contact lenses and eye-tracking glasses.

Sleep monitoring technology

Start from imec’s technology to make sleep monitoring less burdensome for patients and more cost-effective for caregivers.

Vital sign monitoring

Discover the technologies that pave the way towards unobtrusive health monitoring.

Technology for respiratory care

Discover technologies that allow for non-obtrusive and continuous respiratory monitoring.

Pain and stress monitoring

Use wearable technologies to leverage physiological pain and stress signals, and improve research and treatments.

New dialysis approaches

Improve the life of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) by leveraging microelectronics and nanotechnology.

Gastroenterology and precision nutrition

Join imec’s research into non-contact and ingestible technologies to gain insight into digestive processes and enable personalized diets.


Innovative algorithms for actionable insights

Turn raw health data into actionable insights with algorithms optimized for your connected health device.

Dry EEG electrodes

Dry electrodes are opening up new directions in EEG and other biotechnology applications. To ensure they provide maximum comfort and signal quality, imec works together with Datwyler.


Non-contact vital sign sensing

Use capacitive sensors and 140 GHz radar for the invisible integration of vital sign sensing in our environment.

Systems-on-chip for medical sensor devices

Imec assists you in the development of biomedical systems-on-chip that integrate essential functions, while maintaining medical-grade fidelity.

Ingestible sensors

What constitutes ‘healthy’ food for a specific person? To answer that question, you need to measure and analyze the processes inside the complex human digestive system.

Implantable devices

Download our white paper on technologies for the next generation of implantable devices.

ULP radio for medical devices

Transfer data in a secure, low-power, and user-friendly way.

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