Health Innovation Laboratory

The Health Innovation Laboratory (HIL) is a multidisciplinary space to design and evaluate innovative technologies to improve people's health. HIL is aimed at generating proposals in a framework of experimentation, research and dissemination of methodologies and innovative tools that seek to generate solutions in the health sector together with the society for proper decision-making.

In this laboratory, the use of technologies and open data is promoted with the purpose of reducing the barriers of implementation, reproducibility and increasing the impact of innovation proposals. HIL is part of the Global Open Science Hardware (GOSH) network and TECNOx, the Latin American and Caribbean network of open technologies. Among the main research lines of this laboratory is the development of diagnostic and detection systems, development of tools to detect environmental parameters, data science and 'big data' applied to tropical diseases, and geospatial analysis of mobility and migration patterns 


Research Areas

  • Geospatial analysis of diseases

Application of geographic techniques to understand the distribution and dynamics of diseases in urban and rural contexts.

  • Data science focused on infectious diseases.

Use of new sources of information to extract, model and predict the transmission of infectious diseases.

  • Innovation in products, processes and health management.

Creation of mechanisms, procedures and good practices for an adequate health management, developed from a dynamic, collaborative perspective and with a focus on improvement.

  • Construction of health solutions with a technological base.

Ideation, development and implementation of health solutions through technological resources identified through the research of the innovation laboratory.



Laboratory Coordinator:

Gabriel Carrasco Escobar MS, PhD(c)

Pierre Guillermo Padilla Huamantinco, MS

Research Team:

  • Andres Aybar Paredes, BA
  • Moises Steven Meza Meza, MSc(c)
  • Katherine Linda Arapa Apaza, MSc(c)
  • Edgar Manrique Valverde, BS
  • Jorge Ruiz Cabrejos, BA
  •  Armando Cabellero Andrade 
  • Jose Alfonso Saldaña Lopez, BS
  • Ober Eduardo Castillo Meza

Collaboration and Funding

  • Rachel Lowe, PhD. London School of Hygene and Tropical Medicine (LSTMH).
  • Kimberly Fornace, PhD. London School of Hygene and Tropical Medicine (LSTMH).
  • Fernán Federici, PhD. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Jenny Molloy, PhD. University of Cambridge
  • René Codsi, MS. Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
  • Edwin Leopoldo Liñán Benítez, Grupo de Telecomunicaciones Rurales, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Most Recent Projects 

  1. Development of mobility tracers for evaluation of environmental exposure in urban and rural contexts.
  2. Open modular platform for measuring climatic parameters and their potential impact on health.
  3. Applications of 'Lab on a chip' focused on the diagnosis of infectious diseases.

Highlighted Articles 


  1. Carrasco-Escobar G, Castro MC, Barboza JL, Ruiz-Cabrejos J, Llanos-Cuentas A, Vinetz JM, Gamboa D. 2019 . Use of open mobile mapping tool to assess human mobility traceability in rural offline populations with contrasting malaria dynamics. PeerJ 6:e6298. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.6298
  2. Carrasco-Escobar G, Manrique E, Ruiz-Cabrejos J, Saavedra M,Alava F, Bickersmith S, Prussing C, Vinetz JM, Conn JE, Moreno M, Gamboa D. 2019. High-accuracy detection of malaria vector larval habitats using drone-based multispectral imagery. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
  3. Carrasco-Escobar G, Gamboa D, Castro MC, Bangdiwala SI, Rodriguez H, Contreras-Mancilla J, Alava F, Speybroeck N, Lescano AG, Vinetz JM, Rosas-Aguirre A, Llanos-Cuentas A. 2017a. Micro-epidemiology and spatial heterogeneity of P . vivax parasitaemia in riverine communities of the Peruvian Amazon: A multilevel analysis. Scientific Reports 7:8082. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-07818-0.
  4. Carrasco-Escobar G, Miranda-Alban J, Fernandez-Miñope C, Brouwer KC, Torres K, Calderon M, Gamboa D, Llanos-Cuentas A, Vinetz JM. 2017b. High prevalence of very-low Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax parasitaemia carriers in the Peruvian Amazon: insights into local and occupational mobility-related transmission. Malaria Journal 16:415. DOI: 10.1186/s12936-017-2063-x.
  5. Casanova-Perez RA, Padilla-Huamantinco PG, De Freitas-Vidal CI, Choi YK. 2018. Home Behavior Monitoring Module in OpenEMR: Use of home sensors as Patient-Generated Data (PGD) for elderly care. AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings 2017:2279-2283.
  6. Padilla-Huamantinco PG, Reyes-Solari IE. 2018. Sistematización de la reforma de los sistemas de información en salud del Ministerio de Salud del Perú (MINSA) en el periodo 2016-2017. Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.25264.61442.


  1. Digital manufacturing services (3D scanning, 3D modeling and 3D printing)
  2. Advice for knowledge management and innovation.
  3. Training in manufacturing and analytical techniques

Contact Info

Address: Av. Honorio Delgado 430, Urb. Ingeniería, S.M.P. Lima - Perú

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