This effort was initiated in response to ventilator shortages due to the coronavirus disease COVID-19 by a group of faculty and students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and is affiliated with and supported by :
- Dr. Fischer's Automation and International Medicine Robotics Research Laboratory (AIM Lab)
- The WPI Robotics Engineering (RBE) Program
- The MassTech-supported PracticePoint Medical Cyber-Physical System R&D Center at WPI
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; it is a resource for designing, prototyping, and evaluating various medical devices along with an associated consortium of academics, industry, healthcare professionals, and users/patients. This includes a wide spectrum from rehabilitative devices to surgical robotics.
The facility comprises point-of-practice clinical care scenarios, including a fully instrumented living space, state-of-the-art motion capture lab, 2-bed modular patient care suite, MRI imaging, and a fully functional operating room co-located with advanced manufacturing capabilities, including a wide array of 3D printing, CNC manufacturing, and electronics assembly equipment and test capabilities.
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