PracticePoint Health Technology Facility


Lab Equipment for MRI's

Advancing Healthcare Technologies

Practicepoint’s Mission is to accelerate healthcare innovation through collaborative research, design, and testing. 

PracticePoint is WPI’s membership-based health research and development and testing facility—a place to advance health technology and launch better medical, cyber physical systems through collaboration. PracticePoint is a resource for designing, prototyping, and evaluating everything from rehabilitative devices to surgical robotics by an associated consortium of academics, industry, healthcare professionals, and users/patients.

The health research facility includes spaces that look like areas where medical care would take place, but with equipment to study how best to deliver that care: a fully instrumented living space, a state-of-the-art motion capture lab, a 2-bed modular patient care suite, MRI imaging center, 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.

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Let us know a little about yourself and your project so we can we can see if there is a match between your needs and our capabilities.

The facility allows businesses to enhance their device development capabilities while tapping into the energy and expertise of WPI students. And that’s really what PracticePoint is all about.
  • Greg Fischer
  • CEO, AIM Medical Robotics
  • PracticePoint

Research scientist Christopher Nycz and the team at PracticePoint uncovered a need in the market for a space where engineers could better access clinical spaces. Corporate partners are welcome to integrate their industry know-how and WPI’s academic expertise to create new products—and accelerate those products to market.

For additional information on how to get involved or to schedule a tour of the facilities, contact:

Catherine Bouthillier
(M) 860-428-6840
(O) 508-831-4653