Our Lab


Interface to the Drager Medical Apollo anesthesia workstationMedical Device "Plug-and-Play" Interoperability & Cybersecurity Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital

The original Medical Device Plug-and-Play (MD PnP) Lab located at 65 Landsdowne Street in Cambridge opened in 2006. It provided an environment of computing and medical device resources to support projects, testing, and prototyping work by the MD PnP team and international collaborators. As of August 2017, the original 1800 sq. ft. facility has been replaced with a  new 3200 sq. ft. lab suite that has greatly expanded networking infrastructure and clinical workflow simulation environment to support interoperability and cybersecurity research.

[Update June 2017 - the MD PnP Lab is moving to a new 3200 Sq Ft suite]

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

A Walkthrough Tour of the original MD PnP Lab

We plan to 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.

Partial Equipment List:

  • Anesthesia Machines
  • Critical Care Ventilators
  • Pulse Oximeters
  • Infusion pumps
    • Syringe pumps
    • Large-volume infusion pumps
    • PCA modules 
    • Dual channel & single channel infusion pumps
  • Patient Monitors:
    • Anesthesia patient monitor
    • Transport monitors 
    • ICU monitors 
    • OR monitor 
    • CO2 monitor 
  • Central Stations 
  • Simulators:
    • Test Lungs and Breath Simulation Module
    • Multi-parameter patient simulators
      • Non-invasive blood pressure and SPO2 simulator
      • Non-invasive blood pressure simulators 
      • Patient simulator 
  • Real Time Location System (RTLS) 
  • 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 routers
  • Access to other equipment through collaborations with Partners Biomedical Engineering
  • EMRs/EHRs