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“My focus lies on the development of model-driven medical signal processing and interpretation methods. These robust methods will prove vital in monitoring of vital signs with increasingly less obtrusive devices.”
Rik Vullings is Assistant Professor in the Signal Processing Systems group at Eindhoven University of Technology. He did his PhD research in the group on analysis and interpretation of the non-invasively recorded fetal electrocardiogram to aid in the timely assessment of fetal distress. This technology is now being marketed through the spinoff company Nemo Healthcare, of which Vullings is co-founder and CSO.
In 2012, Vullings received a VENI grant to continue his research on pregnancy monitoring at TU/e. His research interests include biomedical signal processing and modeling, machine learning and pattern recognition. His main medical application areas are perinatology, cardiology, and somnology
Rik Vullings received his MSc in Applied Physics with distinction from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in 2005. In 2010, he obtained his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from TU/e on the analysis and interpretation of the non-invasive fetal electrocardiogram. He stayed on at TU/e as postdoc and was appointed Assistant Professor in 2013. In 2004, Vullings took the position of
researcher at Máxima Medical Center, where he worked until 2015. In 2009, he founded the spin-off company Nemo Healthcare, of which he is currently the CSO.
Vullings, R., Vries, de, B. & Bergmans, J. W. M., 2011, In : IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 58, 4, p. 1094-1103 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Academic › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile120 Citations (Scopus)846 Downloads (Pure)
Improved ultrasound transducer positioning by fetal heart location estimation during Doppler based heart rate measurementsHamelmann, P., Vullings, R., Schmitt, L., Kolen, A. F., Mischi, M., van Laar, J. O. E. H. & Bergmans, J. W. M., 21 Sep 2017, In : Physiological Measurement. 38, 10, p. 1821-1836 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Academic › peer-review4 Citations (Scopus)3 Downloads (Pure)
The electrical heart axis and ST events in fetal monitoring: a post-hoc analysis following a multicentre randomised controlled trialVullings, R., Verdurmen, K. M. J., Hulsenboom, A. D. J., Scheffers, S., de Lau, H., Kwee, A., Wijn, P. F. F., Amer-Wahlin, I., van Laar, J. O. E. H. & Oei, S. G., 14 Apr 2017, In : PLoS ONE. 12, 4, 11 p., e0175823.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Academic › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile8 Citations (Scopus)90 Downloads (Pure)
Laar, van, J. O. E. H., Peters, C. H. L., Vullings, R., Houterman, S., Bergmans, J. W. M. & Oei, S. G., 2009, In : BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 117, 4, p. 429-437 9 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Academic › peer-review48 Citations (Scopus)1 Downloads (Pure)
Nano, M., Fonseca, P., Vullings, R. & Aarts, R. M., 23 Oct 2017, In : PLoS ONE. 12, 10, p. 1-31 0186716.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Academic › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile12 Citations (Scopus)99 Downloads (Pure)
Vullings, Rik (Recipient), 2012
Prize: NWO › Veni › Scientific
The fetal electrocardiogram: determination of the fetal heart rate and electrocardiogram from abdominal recordingsAuthor: Vullings, R., 31 Aug 2005
Supervisor: Peters, C. (Supervisor 1) & Wijn, P. (Supervisor 2)
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