TOPIC Embedded Systems

Since 1996 we have built on our expertise in embedded system development and ever since we have realized many, often socially relevant, systems and products for our customers in the medical, space- and aerospace and safety domain.
The added value of working with TOPIC, lies not only in our vast software know-how but also in our expertise and experience in hardware and FPGA design. With all this knowledge and expertise (175 employees) we try to make the world a little better, healthier and smarter every day. On a turnkey basis, we help our customers to reach from an idea to the final end-product.

TOPIC Healthcare Solutions

Our motto: “We bring technology and workflow together”

TOPIC Healthcare Solutions is a technology company leveraging digital healthcare to deliver a new perspective on clinical workflow management in operating rooms and cathlabs. Combining an understanding of clinical workflow processes, smart sensors, mathematical models and deep learning algorithms, the Topic Healthcare Solutions team transforms the complexity of clinical processes into a transparent and smoothly running flow. Our first product DORA (Digital Operating Room Assistant) is a dynamic solution for ORs and Cathlabs. By real-time sensing, DORA detects relevant steps in an operating procedure to determine the accurate end-time and to re-schedule following operations. DORA also identifies the presence of all instruments needed as well as the location of patients. DORA can easily be integrated into an existing hospital infrastructure to provide better service and safety to patients, support staff to experience balanced working days and increase an organisation´s overall efficiency.

Project Description

TOPIC Healthcare Solutions is developing an advanced operating room (OR) dynamics analyser, a true first of its kind. In the complex and challenging environment of an OR, specialized hardware has to be implemented in order to quietly annotate the workflow in and around ORs. You will be involved in the development and testing of an innovative sensor system, which has the ability to follow the work of the personnel performing a chirurgical procedure. The technology is a TOPIC Healthcare Solutions in-house development with exciting capabilities, which passes completely unnoticed by the personnel while it makes their daily workloads significantly more predictable.

In this project you will work on hardware measurement setup, analysis software (Labview, Matlab, Python, etc.), and analysis methods.


We seek for a student with a minimum knowledge in electronics and programming. Basic proficiency in C++ and python would be a good match. Basic Linux knowledge is also required. The candidate needs to be willing to get fully hands-on in a project which involves both, hardware and software.


Topic offices in Best (just North of Eindhoven).