Nemo Healthcare

safe births

healthy children

About Us


It all started with a clinical question about how the care for the unborn child and mother could be improved.

Nemo Healthcare was founded in 2010 as the result of joint research between Máxima Medical Center Veldhoven (MMC) and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), both in the Netherlands.

We focus on the improvement of fetal monitoring, based on electrophysiological signals, noninvasively recorded on the maternal abdomen.

Perinatal Research

The joint research between TU/e and MMC originates from the 1980's and has initially focused on analysis of hemodynamic signals of new-borns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

By applying advanced signal processing techniques, new insights have been obtained that have proven to be valuable for the diagnosis or treatment of sick new-borns.

In 2000, the research has expanded to the analysis of heart activity of the unborn child. This analysis aims at obtaining new information that can be used to improve fetal monitoring.

Electrophysiological Monitoring

In 2005, a project was started to develop methods for monitoring the condition of the unborn child by means of non-invasive electrophysiological recordings. This project was financed by the Dutch technology institute STW (Stichting Technische Wetenschappen).

From these recordings, which are performed on the abdomen of a pregnant woman, information is obtained both on uterine activity and fetal heart activity, in a non-invasive and comfortable manner. 

Electrophysiological monitoring provides more accurate information than existing non-invasive monitoring technologies. Moreover, it delivers unique information that other methods cannot provide. 

Clinical Applications

To fully exploit the potential of the new technology, the developed methods needed to be further developed into clinical applications. For this purpose, Nemo Healthcare was founded.

With the help of two STW valorization grants, the technology for monitoring uterine activity was developed into a clinically applicable device (PUREtrace™). In 2011, a consortium of investors entered the company, providing the necessary funds for certification and commercialization of PUREtrace. At the same time, we started with the development of technology for measuring fetal heart activity.

With a second investment round in 2016 and a EU Horizon 2020 SME (Small and Medium Sized Enterprises) Instrument phase 2 Grant, we have finished the development of our fetal monitoring technology, which is commercially available as from 2018.

Our Team

Michiel Manuel

Michiel Manuel

Chief Executive Officer

I feel honored to lead and coach the focused, passionate and inspiring team of Nemo Healthcare in achieving our mission: Safe births, healthy children.
Will Ickenroth

Will Ickenroth

VP Business Development, Marketing & Sales

I am proud to work with a highly committed team of professionals that share the passion to develop innovative products, improving the quality of life of mother and child.
Chris Peters

Chris Peters

Chief Technology Officer, Medical Physicist, Founder

I am strongly committed to realize technology-based solutions that contribute to a healthy future!
Rik Vullings

Rik Vullings

Chief Scientific Officer, Assistant Professor, Founder

I want to translate results of scientific research on pregnancy monitoring into tangible clinical applications that enable improvement of obstetrical care.
René Kok

René Kok

VP Medical Affairs, Gynaecologist

I feel privileged to help improve fetal monitoring to reduce neonatal mortality and morbidity rates.
Nenad Čabrilo

Nenad Čabrilo

Staff Engineer

I merge my passion for physiology and fitness with electrical engineering, to drive innovations in healthcare and human well-being.
Hanneke van Heijst

Hanneke van Heijst

Implementation Specialist

I am passionate about implementation of medical technology. It makes me proud that at Nemo Healthcare, I can contribute to a significant improvement in birth care.
Ayesha Heinis

Ayesha Heinis

Implementation Specialist, Midwive

I am committed to improve obstetric care by a successful implementation of the Nemo Fetal Monitoring System.
Anne van der Linden

Anne van der Linden

Office Management & Communications

I am inspired being part of a highly motivated team, bringing pregnancy monitoring to a next level and contributing to improved diagnostics and better birth outcomes.
Rianne Peeters

Rianne Peeters

Office Management

In my opinion mother and child deserve the best care possible, that is why I enjoy working at Nemo Healthcare.
Joni Scholten

Joni Scholten

Engineer

I help create solutions to improve pregnancy care.
Mariël Schrijvers

Mariël Schrijvers

Quality Manager & Product Manager

I am thrilled about working for Nemo Healthcare, as it provides me with the opportunity to really make a difference in the lives of mothers and new-borns.
Marc-Antony Taminiau

Marc-Antony Taminiau

Marketing & Communication

I get our inspiring message, about qualitative fetal monitoring that helps both mother and child, across to our stakeholders globally.
Aron Wierts

Aron Wierts

Project Leader

I have a strong drive to develop innovative solutions that bring fetal monitoring to the next level and make an impact on obstetric care for both mother and child.