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1989 …2020

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“Design is no longer about materials or body ergonomics. Algorithms are our new materials. My task is to mediate between the language of the computer and the language of design.”

Research profile

Loe Feijs is Full Professor of Industrial Design of Embedded Systems. His research aims to pave the way for a new type of industrial design practice based on a deeper technical understanding of the power of computation, sensing and connectivity. Feijs and his team create novel demonstrators using creative programming, creative electronics, mechanics, machine learning, connectivity and mathematics. In the future, designers should be able to design fluently with contemporary engineering concepts and use their inherent aesthetics.

Industrial Design of Embedded Systems contributes technology to other chairs in the department. Working with other departments of TU/e, research hospitals and strategic partners in world-class research ecosystems on selected medical domains, Feijs and his group aim to bridge the gap between formal approaches of technology engineering and the creative needs of contemporary and future industrial design.

Feijs has extensive industrial experience in telecommunication, formal design methods, software testing and embedded systems. In software architecture he created RPA (Relation Partition Algebra), which was used in organizations such as Philips, VU, Fraunhofer, NASA and FDA. He is currently supervising or co-supervising 15 PhD students. His research interests include generative design, unobtrusive monitoring and bio-feedback.

Academic background

Loe Feijs obtained his master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in 1979. After a stint as guest researcher at CSELT in Italy, he started working as software developer at Philips Telecommunication Industry, on embedded systems for digital telephone exchanges. In 1984, Feijs joined Philips Research, a position he held for 14 years. In 1990, he obtained his PhD from TU/e on formal methods. He took a position as Professor at TU/e in 1994, initially in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and later in the Industrial Design department. He has also worked as scientific director at the Eindhoven Embedded Systems Institute. From 2001 to 2006, Feijs was Vice-dean of the newly founded Department of Industrial Design.

Feijs was co-founder of the DeSForM conference.  The Cum-laude PhD design thesis by Sibrecht Bouwstra, supervised by Feijs, was a game-changer in the field of neonatology. Feijs’ team has set up and is participating in the H2020 Do Change project. Feijs’ algorithm-based designs are published in Leonardo and presented at DDW and the yearly Bridges conference on Mathematical art.

Affiliated with

Partners in (semi-)industry

  • Philips (Impuls)
  • MMC (Neonatal monitoring)
  • Kempenhaeghe (Sleep research)

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Research Output

Smart jacket design for neonatal monitoring with wearable sensors

Bouwstra, S., Chen, W., Feijs, L. M. G. & Bambang Oetomo, S., 2009, Proceedings of the sixth International Workshop on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks 2009. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 162-167

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  • Configuring and controlling ubiquitous computing infrastructure with semantic connections : a tangible and an AR approach

    Vlist, van der, B. J. J., Niezen, G., Rapp, S., Hu, J. & Feijs, L. M. G., 2013, In : Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. 17, 4, p. 783-799 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 9 Citations (Scopus)
    2 Downloads (Pure)

    Pattern discovery in critical alarms originating from neonates under intensive care

    Joshi, R., van Pul, C., Atallah, L., Feijs, L. M. G., van Huffel, S. & Andriessen, P., 30 Mar 2016, In : Physiological Measurement. 37, 4, p. 564-579 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 13 Citations (Scopus)
    153 Downloads (Pure)

    Features of heart rate variability capture regulatory changes during kangaroo care in preterm infants

    Kommers, D. R., Joshi, R., van Pul, C., Atallah, N. L., Feijs, L. M. G., Oei, S. G., Bambang Oetomo, S. & Andriessen, P., 1 Mar 2017, In : Journal of Pediatrics. 182, p. 92-98

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 18 Citations (Scopus)
    178 Downloads (Pure)

    Drapely-o-lightment: an algorithmic approach to designing for drapability in an E-textile garment

    Feijs, L. M. G. & Toeters, M., Jun 2015, In : Leonardo. 48, 3, p. 226-234

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    129 Downloads (Pure)


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    Student theses


    Author: Sieben, T., 2016

    Supervisor: Bruns, M. (Supervisor 1) & Feijs, L. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor

    Action logo: a base for interactive adevertisement

    Author: Eerens, S., 31 Aug 2009

    Supervisor: Ross, P. (Supervisor 1) & Feijs, L. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    Analyses on the field: the design of the fieldback system

    Author: Fransen, J., 31 Aug 2010

    Supervisor: Levy, P. (Supervisor 1) & Feijs, L. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    Approximation of preconditions for a programming language with backtracking

    Author: Riemens, D., 30 Apr 1994

    Supervisor: Kruseman Aretz, F. (Supervisor 1) & Feijs, L. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    A tangible simulation of (rolling) veins within premature babies, supporting venipuncture trainings

    Author: Schets, M., 31 Aug 2016

    Supervisor: Feijs, L. (Supervisor 1) & Chen, L. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master