About the Lab
The original Medical Device Plug-and-Play (MD PnP) Lab located at 65 Landsdowne Street in Cambridge opened on the 1st floor in 2006. The Lab provided an environment of computing and medical device resources to support projects, testing, and prototyping work by the MD PnP team and international collaborators. In August 2017, the original 1800 sq. ft. facility was replaced with a custom-built 3200 sq. ft. lab suite that has greatly expanded all of our capabilities to support interoperability and cybersecurity research.
We continue to use the lab as a pre-clinical “Virtual Hospital” testbed to study and demonstrate interoperability use cases, medical device and networking technologies, and to showcase emerging Medical Internet of Things solutions. We welcome your collaboration.
What's Under The Hood
Partial Equipment List
+ Anesthesia Machines
+ Critical Care Ventilators
+ Pulse Oximeters
+ Central Monitoring Stations
+ IoT health platforms
+ Real Time Location System (RTLS)
+ Medical gas pipeline supply
+ Networking patch panels in each room
+ Custom-built real-time networking hardware
+ FPGA development environment
+ Embedded computers
+ Switches and routers
+ Access to other equipment through collaborations with Mass General Brigham Biomedical Engineering
Large-volume infusion pumps
Dual channel & single channel infusion pumps
Remotely controllable pumps+ Patient Monitors
Anesthesia patient monitor
Respiratory gas monitor+ Patient Simulators
Test Lungs and Breath Simulation Module
Multi-parameter vital signs
Pulse oximetry (SpO2)
Non-invasive blood pressure
Visit the Lab
Directions to the MD PnP Lab
Driving Directions & Parking
There is limited 2-hour metered parking on Landsdowne Street. Garages are located across the street at 80 Landsdowne. Garage parking is ~ $25 with validation from the front desk security guard at 65 Landsdowne.
Logan Airport - 7 miles
Taxi from Logan airport ranges from 20-35 minutes depending on traffic conditions.
Returning to Logan via Uber/Lyft: The app may show your location as 65 or 80 Landsdowne St. You can accept either address since the car will arrive on Landsdowne between those two addresses anyway.
Public transportation (Train + Bus + Walking) will take 60-90 minutes.
Walking Directions from the Central Square T - 1/2 mile
From the Central Square T stop on the Red Line, exit the station and walk SE on Massachusetts Avenue toward Boston / MIT (you will pass the Middle East Restaurant with large murals on your right). Make a right on Sidney Street. When you approach 64 Sidney Street, enter the small park on your left stay to the right. You will see the entrance to 65 Landsdowne on your right, facing the park.
Shuttle from Mass General Brigham Hospitals
If you are coming from Mass General Hospital or Brigham & Women’s, there is a free shuttle that leaves on the hour and the half hour, all day. Take the the white van that says MGH > 65 Landsdowne > MIT.
MGH: Shuttle picks up at the Jackson/Grey entrance
BWH: Shuttle picks up at the corner of Binney and Francis Streets
Le Meridien Cambridge Hotel
20 Sidney Street, Cambridge
5-minute walk. (Closest hotel)
Courtyard Boston Cambridge
777 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02139, Cambridge
1.0 miles (Typically best value and government rates)
6 Cambridge Center (Broadway & Ames), Cambridge
0.9 miles / 10-minute cab ride
10-minute car ride