Medical Device Plug-and-Play Interoperability Lab

Our Lab


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


+ Infusion pumps

Syringe pumps

Large-volume infusion pumps

PCA modules

Dual channel & single channel infusion pumps

Remotely controllable pumps

+ Patient Monitors

Anesthesia patient monitor

Transport monitors

ICU monitors

OR 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

The the MD PnP Lab is located at 
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

Nearby Hotels

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)

Marriott Residence Inn, Kendall Square
6 Cambridge Center (Broadway & Ames), Cambridge
0.9 miles / 10-minute cab ride
25 Edwin H. Land Boulevard, Cambridge
10-minute car ride
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