Human Digital Twin

Human Digital Twin

The human digital twin comprises an integrative model, which can represent the body under various healthy and diseased physiological states. This technology will be developed for:

  • Supporting individualized medical decisions, including diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment planning (i.e. therapy or surgery).
  • Simulation-based in silico testing of new treatments or assistive devices prior to testing on humans.
  • Health monitoring and preventative medicine in combination with heterogeneous (wearable) sensor networks.

This technology may also be used for teaching and training in the medical field.

Exoskeleton support

A simulation model of an upper limb wearable exoskeleton coupled with an upper-limb human neuromechanics model is used to show the effect of exoskeleton support during a power drilling task.

Journey inside myself

The human digital twin allows us to estimate muscle forces by simply tracking the motion of the arm.