Student project: Monitoring of weight loss surgery patients

Eindhoven - Student
More than two weeks ago

Obesity incidence levels are increasing worldwide. Gastric surgery is used more often to induce weight loss. In this project gastric surgery patients will be monitored over a
period of 1 year. The aim is to link body composition, respiration and heart rate information to the weight loss trajectory. Alcohol influences human physiology and behavior.


Student project: Monitoring of weight loss surgery patients

What you will do

Obesity incidence levels are increasing worldwide, leading to many health problems such as cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Gastric surgery is more often used to induce weight loss to improve the wellbeing of the patient.

Within this project we will follow gastric surgery patients for over 1 year during their weight loss trajectory. Over the course of this year Imec will monitor heart rate, respiration and body composition using wearable devices. The goal of the project will be to link body weight, body composition measurements, respiration monitoring and heart rate information over the weight loss trajectory.

This thesis research includes the following steps: literature study to obtain an overview of the state of the art, cleaning of data and signal processing, data analysis, feature extraction and the development of machine learning algorithms. Within the project the student will be analyzing physiological data. During the project the student will interact with different experts on the topic. Finally, the student is expected to give a presentation and write a report. Depending on the results a journal publication should be prepared.


  • Literature study.
  • Signal processing.
  • Data analysis.
  • Machine learning.

What we do for you

By joining the Wearable Health Solutions team in Eindhoven, you will be part of a team of disruptive innovators and thinkers. Together, with our Researchers and Engineers, you will work on wireless and wearable healthcare applications that empower people to manage their own health. We invite you to be part of our ambitious team where your ideas will have an impact on our society and our future lives.

Who you are

  • MSc student in Biomedical engineering / Computer Science and Engineering / Electrical Engineering.
  • Available for 9-12 months.
  • Basic knowledge of or affinity with physiology.
  • Followed courses on signal processing, data analysis and/or machine learning.
  • Basic knowledge of Matlab and/or python.
  • Motivated student eager to work independently and expand knowledge in the field.
  • Good written and verbal English skills.



Click on ‘apply’ to submit your application. You will then be redirected to e-recruiting.

Please be advised that non-EU/EEA country students that are studying outside of the Netherlands, need to have a work-permit to be able to do an internship in the Netherlands.

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.


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