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PracticePoint: Advancing Healthcare through Cyber-physical Systems

PracticePoint is WPI’s membership-based development and testing facility. The goal of this alliance space is to advance healthcare technologies and launch better medical cyber-physical systems, through collaboration across the spectrum of product development and implementation. PracticePoint is a resource for designing, prototyping, and evaluating various medical devices by an associated consortium of academics, industry, healthcare professionals and users/patients. This includes a wide spectrum of systems, from rehabilitative devices to surgical robotics.

The facility comprises point-of-practice clinical care scenarios including: a fully instrumented living space, a state of the art motion capture lab, a 2-bed modular patient care suite, MRI imaging, and a fully functional operating room co-located with advanced manufacturing capabilities. Our advanced manufacturing rooms include a wide array of 3D printing, CNC manufacturing, and electronics assembly and test capabilities.

Ways to engage:

  • Learn about membership and sponsorship opportunities
  • Pitch us a research project or collaboration idea
  • Consult with our faculty experts
  • Use our state-of-the-art facilities
  • Request PracticePoint faculty/staff to attend or speak at your next meeting (in-person or virtual)

Open for Innovation and Collaboration

Practice Point at WPI

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

For more information on how to get involved, contact:

Catherine Bouthillier
(M) 860.428.6840
(O) 508.831.4653