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Pierre Cluitmans is Associate Professor in the Signal Processing Systems group, specializing in neuroscience and biomedical engineering. He started his journey in this expertise with his PhD thesis on neurophysiological monitoring of anesthetic depth. Since then, he has worked at TU/e, on a wide range of projects in neurophysiological and neurometric diagnostics, monitoring and treatment and training based on model-based biofeedback.  

As senior scientific staff member at Kempenhaeghe, Cluitmans is involved with scientific projects on epilepsy, sleep/wake disorders and neurocognitive disorders. He founded the company CED, providing neurometric diagnostic support for children with learning and development disorders, in 2003.

Cluitmans coached 12 PhD students and more than 100 trainees and MSc students and teaches courses on electrophysiology, patient monitoring, neurometrics, network theory, signal & system analysis, and more. Cluitmans is also very involved in education development and coordination. He was a member of the Study-program committee of the Electrical Engineering Department (2013-2015) is now the coordinator of the Healthcare Systems Design PDEng program.

Cluitmans was the chair of the Eindhoven department of the Dutch Liberal Democrats (D66) from 2010 to 2014.

Academic background

Pierre Cluitmans holds an MSc (1983) and PhD (1990) from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He was appointed Assistant Professor in the Medical Engineering group in 1990 and Associate Professor in the same group in 1991. In 1993, Cluitmans joined the Signal Processing Signals group, specializing in clinical automation. He was chair of the TU/e division of Medical Electrical Engineering until 1999. In 2003, he founded CED, the Center for Electrophysiology and Diagnostics, which he is still CEO of. He has been a member of the ICT Innovative platform Brain & Cognition advisory board since 2010 and became the coordinator of the Healthcare Systems Design PDEng program in 2015. Since 2011, Cluitmans also works at Kempenhaeghe as senior scientific staff. 

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Research Output 1990 2018

5 Citations (Scopus)
32 Downloads (Pure)

Multimodal nocturnal seizure detection in a residential care setting: a long-term prospective trial

Arends, J., Thijs, R. D., Gutter, T., Ungureanu, C., Cluitmans, P., van Dijk, J., van Andel, J., Tan, F., de Weerd, A., Vledder, B., Hofstra, W., Lazeron, R., van Thiel, G., Roes, K. C. B. & Leijten, F., 20 Nov 2018, In : Neurology. 91, 21, p. e2010-e2019 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Confidence Intervals
Heart Rate
3 Citations (Scopus)

Heart rate variability, sleep, and the early detection of post-traumatic stress disorder

van Boxtel, G. J. M., Cluitmans, P. J. M., Raymann, R. J. E. M., Ouwerkerk, M., Denissen, A. J. M., Dekker, M. K. J. & Sitskoorn, M. M., 1 Jan 2017, Sleep and Combat-Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Vermetten, E., Germain, A. & Neylan, T. C. (eds.). Dordrecht: Springer, p. 253-263 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Heart Rate
Parasympathetic Nervous System
Autonomic Nervous System
6 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Seizure pattern-specific epileptic epoch detection in patients with intellectual disability

Wang, L., Arends, J. B. A. M., Long, X., Cluitmans, P. J. M. & van Dijk, J. P., Mar 2017, In : Biomedical Signal Processing and Control. 35, p. 38-49 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Intellectual Disability
4 Citations (Scopus)
14 Downloads (Pure)
High intensity light
Power spectral density
3 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Seizure detection using dynamic warping for patients with intellectual disability

Wang, L., Arends, J. B. A. M., Long, X., Wu, Y. & Cluitmans, P. J. M., 18 Oct 2016, 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'16), 16-20 August 2016, Orlando, Florida. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 1010-1013 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Discriminant analysis
Wavelet transforms


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Student theses

A prototype expert system for analysis and diagnosis of single chamber paced ECGs

Author: Chin Kwie Joe, M., 30 Jun 1997

Supervisor: Cluitmans, P. (Supervisor 2) & van den Bosch, P. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master


Aspects of deblurring : image enhancement in low-vision

Author: Rutten, R. J., 31 Oct 1996

Supervisor: Blommaert, F. (Supervisor 1), Cluitmans, P. (Supervisor 2) & Roelofs, A. (External person) (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


A study of monaural beat effects on brain activity using iBowl

Author: Plasier, S., 30 Jun 2011

Supervisor: Cluitmans, P. (Supervisor 1) & Bulut, M. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

Automatic detection of electrographic seizures in newborns

Author: Lommen, C., 31 Oct 2005

Supervisor: Bambang Oetomo, S. (Supervisor 1), Cluitmans, P. (Supervisor 2), Kierkels, J. (Supervisor 2), Bergmans, J. (Supervisor 2) & Hilbers, P. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Automatic determination of optimum stimulation frequencies in an SSVEP based BCI

Author: Kaashoek, I., 31 Oct 2008

Supervisor: Garcia Molina, G. (External person) (External coach), Cluitmans, P. (Supervisor 1) & Hilbers, P. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master