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Philips Internship: Artificial vascular system for Blood pressure monitoring in Eindhoven, Netherlands

Start date : ASAP

Duration: at least 6-7 months

Location: Eindhoven

Important: Student must already have an address in The Netherlands

In this role, you have the opportunity to

One of the most important vital signs that is measured in all patients is blood pressure (BP). It is well known that the accuracy of the BP measurement is playing an important role since it affects the clinical decision and defines the patient treatment. In this project, an existing high-fidelity artificial system capable to mimic the human vascular system needs to be extended in order to improve the BP accuracy. The major aim of the project is to deliver a system can generate synthetic data for different patient conditions, allowing in this way algorithm and medical devices improvements.

You are responsible for

  • Literature study/state-of-the-art: blood pressure methods and principles, human arm physiology, arterial models, pulse transfer functions, active phantom arms, artificial vascular systems

  • Build, program and characterize a closed-loop artificial vascular system in a lab environment(incorporating pressure- and flow sensors as well as passive phantom upper arms)

  • Derive transfer functions to translate the synthetic signals into real human signals and vice versa

  • Verify function of the design by conducting proper experiments

  • Master Thesis and report/documentation

  • Communication with hardware suppliers (e.g. pump, flow sensors)

You are a part of

The Patient Care & Monitoring department is a strong competency center in the area of patient monitoring with smart solutions, in particular we use advanced technique and applications to improve the quality of monitoring and patient experience. Created by combining experts with application expertise, clinical knowledge, signal processing and SW development competencies to

enable the development of integrated patient monitoring solutions for healthcare applications. You will be working at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven together with a Research Team.

To succeed in this role, you’ll need a customer-first attitude and the following

  • Currently studying towards your University in Sciences Master in Sciences in: Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or Computer Science

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

  • Strong background in computer programming (preferably Python)

  • Experience in processing biomedical signals with knowledge of physiology being a plus

  • Being independent and have hands-on skills

In return we offer you

A decent internship package consisting of:

  • Monthly full-time allowance between €500 - €700 gross, depending on educational level and if you would need to relocate to The Netherlands. If you will perform a part-time internship you will receive the allowance pro-rata.

  • Housing compensation, in case of relocating to the vicinity of the office, €300,- net if location is in the vicinity of Amsterdam, €255,- net for all other Philips locations. You need to provide a rental contract of the landlord, and your normal home-work travel distance need to be more than 50 km or travel time (one way trip) need to be more than 1.5 hours.

  • Travel compensation, if you are not eligible for a free public transport card; you will receive max. €145,- net

  • Paid holidays per internship term.

  • The opportunity to buy Philips products at our Philips shop.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s 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. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.

As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, creed, citizenship, and disability, protected veteran or marital status.


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.