Nemo Healthcare BV was founded in the Netherlands in 2010 as the result of joint research between Máxima Medical Center Veldhoven (MMC) and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Nemo Healthcare develops and commercializes non-invasive monitoring technology based on recording electrophysiological signals, with a focus on the improvement of fetal monitoring via the maternal abdomen. Within the PLS project, Nemo Healthcare will be responsible for the design and development of non-invasive fetal monitoring techniques. These technologies will also enable parent-infant bonding thus providing continuous input for clinical decision support while ensuring optimal care is delivered, both quantitatively and qualitatively.
Dr. René Kok has been working as a gynecologist in the Netherlands, with focus on obstetrics, especially in antenatal care of high-risk pregnancies and in implementing improvements in cooperation between all healthcare workers in the obstetric chain. In 2017 he has become vice president Medical Affairs at Nemo Healthcare. He is responsible for all clinical studies supported by Nemo. Besides, he created a vast network of key opinion leaders for the development and clinical applications of electrophysiology in obstetrics in Europe, the United States, China and Africa.
Dr. Rik Vullings has a MSc in Applied Physics and PhD in Electrical Engineering, both from Eindhoven University of Technology. Since 2012, after having obtained a Veni grant, he has worked as assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology. His research focuses on biomedical signal processing with an emphasis on unobtrusive, electrophysiological pregnancy monitoring. In 2010, he cofounded Nemo Healthcare and has been working there as chief scientific officer, responsible for development and technical validation of signal analysis methods for pregnancy monitoring.