Chris Vanhoof is Senior Director of Connected Health Solutions at imec. He is responsible for the R&D direction & business strategy of a multi-site R&D team across 3 imec locations (Eindhoven, Leuven and Gent) & has an impressive track record of initiating, executing & leading national & international contract R&D with worldwide customers. 

Passionate about things that really work & driven by the vision & promise of wearable wireless sensors for the past 10 years, Chris has taken wearable health from embryonic research to a business line serving international customers.

“An app a day can keep the doctor away"

At imec, Chris has launched a virtual personal health coach research program which combines wearable technology & data sciences for providing new coaching methodologies towards managing an active lifestyle, managing stress, & smoking cessation, with the ambition to have a big impact on preventive health & reduce the future incidence of chronic disease. 

Chris’ connected health teams provide solutions for chronic-disease patient monitoring & for preventive health through virtual coaching. His approach paves the way for innovation in fitness wearables as well as in the care, cure & prevention cycle by providing immediate access to accurate medical data & personalized feedback. “What will you be wearing?” never sounded more healthy.