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Health Innovation Lab
Welcome to the Health Innovation Lab
An incubator and accelerator to develop and test innovations in health technology and care delivery
An environment to ideate, iterate, and generate clinical evidence
Space to engage with learners, from students to clinicians
Clinical Practice
From bench to bedside – translate healthcare products and care delivery models into practice
Physically located in the Duke University School of Nursing and directly adjacent Duke Health System, our lab offers a 20,000+ square-foot state of the art laboratory, classroom and simulation space.
Clinical & Simulation space
  • 7 exam rooms
  • 2 large capacity patient assessment rooms
  • 20 patient assessment tables
  • 12 patient beds
  • 2 patient bathrooms
  • 2 operating room theaters
  • Simulation control rooms
  • Bariatric lift room
  • ICU / critical care suite
  • Obstetrics / labor suite
  • Debriefing rooms
  • Task trainer room
  • One large multipurpose/classroom room
  • Standardized patient suite
  • Laundry Room
Exam tables used for training

  • Medical equipment
  • Full audio-visual capabilities
  • 29 pan-tilt-zoom cameras
  • 5 intercom systems for recording of 13 simultaneous sessions
  • High-fidelity and low-fidelity simulators
  • Infant, pediatric, and adults sizes
  • Static manikins
  • Task Trainers
  • Telepresence robots
  • Baxter Robot
  • Digital health technologies
Manikin used for training

The Lab provides an infrastructure for clinical innovation in both research and development of products and care delivery processes. Our faculty, staff, students, and partners are engaged in research funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and Industry-sponsored projects, among others.
For more information and inquiries on how to partner with the lab, please contact the Director, Ryan J. Shaw, PhD RN: