Our Lab

Interface to the Drager Medical Apollo anesthesia workstationMedical Device Plug-and-Play Interoperability Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital / Partners HealthCare/ CIMIT

The Medical Device Plug-and-Play (MD PnP) Lab located at 65 Landsdowne Street in Cambridge was designed as a collaborative lab space. It provides an environment of computing and medical device resources to support projects, testing, and prototyping work by the MD PnP team and collaborators. This **1800 sq. ft. facility has been outfitted with a high-speed virtual medical network by Partners HealthCare Information Systems.

[Update June 2017 - the MD PnP Lab is undergoing an expansion to 3200 Sq Ft.]

Click here for directions to the MD PnP Lab, and a list of nearby hotels.

A Walkthrough Tour of the MD PnP Lab

We continue to use the lab to study and demonstrate a variety of interoperability use cases, medical device and networking technologies, and to showcase emerging solutions.


  • Anesthesia Machines (Qty 2)
  • Critical Care Ventilators (3)
  • Pulse Oximeters (9)
  • Infusion pumps
    • Syringe pumps (5)
    • Large-volume infusion pumps (5)
    • PCA modules (2)
    • Dual channel (2) & single channel (2) infusion pumps
  • Patient Monitors:
    • Anesthesia patient monitor (1)
    • Transport monitors (7)
    • ICU monitors (3)
    • OR monitor (2)
    • CO2 monitor (1)
  • Central Stations (3)
  • Simulators:
    • Test Lung (1) and Breath Simulation Module (1)
    • Multi-parameter patient simulators
      • Non-invasive blood pressure and SPO2 simulator (1)
      • Non-invasive blood pressure simulators (1)
      • Patient simulator (1)
  • Real Time Location System (RTLS) – covers multiple rooms
  • Medical gas supply
  • Touch screen computers and laptops
  • Networking patch panel with sniffer ports
  • Custom-built real-time networking hardware
  • FPGA development environment
  • Embedded computers
  • Switches and router
  • Access to other equipment through Partners Biomedical Engineering
  • EMRs/EHRs - several EHRs are installed in the lab.