PracticePoint: Advancing Healthcare through Cyber-physical Systems

PracticePoint is a membership-based research, development, and commercialization alliance founded to advance healthcare technologies. The focus is on smart and secure medical devices that interact with the physical world to improve the promise of patient-centric care.

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Practice Point at WPI


Two physical spaces are now ready and available for you to use: the residential care suite and the motion capture suite. The motion capture suite is designed for high precision tracking of objects across a 600 square foot area. The residential care suite is designed to mimic a home setting with integrated support for research activities. Equipment is in place and operational, workspaces are open, and we are actively working with member companies.

PracticePoint is supported by these founding partners:

  • Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
  • GE Healthcare
  • The MITRE Corporation
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
GE Healthcare is most enthusiastic to partner in this effort to promote healthcare and health innovation, advance economic development, and accelerate job training and growth in the Commonwealth.
Lorraine Bolsinger
VP, Leadership Accelerator Program, GE
A proactive effort to pioneer medical device applications of cyber-physical systems in Massachusetts will result in economic benefits and potential healthcare outcome improvements.
Peter Sherlock
Senior VP, Programs & Technology, MITRE
WPI's goals of investing in impactful research, accelerating translation of concepts from lab to market, and workforce development align closely with our own goals and mission.
Katherine Luzuriaga, MD
Director and PI, UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science