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Basic Information

Prof. Dr. Steffen Leonhardt
Faculty / Institution:
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Project duration:
01.01.2017 to 31.12.2018
EU contribution:
1.635.535 euros


Unobtrusive monitoring of health-related parameters in the bed environment


The HealthBed team spent the first year of this EIT Health Innovation Project advancing the readiness of their innovation: infrared camera-based monitoring technologies for use on sleeping patients. This involved setting up both a bedroom and patient room lab to test and clinically validate the technologies. The newly formed labs were created in a high-profile sleep medicine center (Kempenhaeghe) and in a geriatric clinic (Franziskus Hospital, Aachen, Germany).

In the second year of the project, the team is collecting data from patients and healthy subjects in the bedroom labs, in order to verify and improve algorithms for geriatric and sleep applications. At the same time, the team is evaluating how well the end-users – sleeping subjects – accept the bedroom lab and adhere to the appropriate routine for use.
The HealthBed bedroom labs now operate continuously to collect data from patients and healthy subjects. The project has produced strong results in real-world settings for monitoring heart rate, breathing rate and snoring. Using the data collected, the team has developed new algorithms that show early promise for use in monitoring heart-rate variability and sleep stages.


  • Philips Electronics Netherland B.V., Netherlands
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands


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This activity has received funding from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, under the Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.