Virtual Twin Experiences in Life Sciences & Healthcare

A new way to understand the human body

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Participate in a virtual reality experience that highlights the 3D anatomy of the brain and the heart

Meet your virtual twin and discover the Living Heart and Living Brain projects

Powerful knowledge about the human body results when we can visualize, test, understand and predict what cannot be seen, from the way drugs affect a disease to surgical outcomes before a patient is treated. Come experience what we mean!

Participate in a virtual reality experience that highlights the 3D anatomy of the brain and the heart.

    What is a digital twin in healthcare & life sciences?

    Healthcare virtual twin - Dassault Systèmes

    Manufacturers of medical devices or pharmaceuticals can apply digital twins to develop new products and therapies or improve existing ones, as well as modify or redesign equipment that produces those goods.

    Innovative ideas can be sustainably developed since concepts can be digitally simulated and evaluated before physical production.

    A digital twin can also be applied in healthcare facilities; a digital replica of a hospital can help create a safer, more secure environment for employees and patients.

    With such a positive contribution to sustainable innovation, business leaders are increasingly recognizing the power of digital twin technology.

    But we can go further and not only simply do basic 3D modeling. We can now predict future behaviors and offer more precise and customized medicine specific to a patient...

    How a virtual twin goes beyond digital twin in life sciences and healthcare

    A digital twin is a rather simple concept: it’s a virtual replication of a physical object. A digital twin can point to a problem, but it doesn’t provide insights on how to prevent it from happening again. That’s where the more evolved virtual twin comes in, with the help of a powerful simulation platform: the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

    In Life Sciences & Healthcare, a virtual twin can create a 3D model of a body part taken from a unique patient’s medical information (MRI, CT scan, etc.) combined with a vast amount of data (beating heart, functional brain, and all kinds of health-related knowledge).

    This results in an integrative reference of personal health information that makes healthcare more precise, and provides a holistic view to inform decisions about longer-term care. Because it’s based on the patient’s unique anatomy, the virtual twin can simulate different options for a medical approach and the potential consequences to that specific patient.

    By assessing the alternatives in the virtual world, a medical expert can determine the right treatment approach to improve the health and quality of life of the patient.

    Starting in 2014 with the Living Heart Project, Dassault Systèmes unique virtual twin experience uses science-based representations to develop and validate highly-accurate personalized human heart models. Constructed from an understanding of human heart tissue, structure and electrophysiology, and completely adaptable to mimic an individual person or a population, this virtual medical refer­ence is in use around the world, helping to understand structural and hemodynamic heart disease.

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    A virtual twin has benefits beyond helping humans get more precise diagnoses and efficient treatments. Industry experts, researchers, and even patients can visualize, test, understand and predict what cannot be seen:

    • Surgeons can practice procedures on exact replicas of their patients before the actual operation begins
    • Medical devices and therapies can be developed, tested and manufactured
    • Further understand of politicians Make politicians to propose new health policies to improve healthcare for the general public
    • Help educate and empower patients and their families according to their disease and the available treatment options

    By analyzing the continuous cycle of data generated in the virtual and real worlds, we can make the life sciences & healthcare industry more efficient, innovative and sustainable.

    How is virtual twin technology addressing Life Sciences & Healthcare industry challenges?

    Combining virtual technologies, analytics and artificial intelligence creates the conditions to revolutionize healthcare.

    Shaping a more patient-centric healthcare model

    Enhancing understanding of the human body's complexity – from its DNA to tissues and organs to the organism as a whole – by connecting research from disparate teams around the globe


    Sustainably developing safe, disruptive new products and therapies

    Advancing scientific innovation through unlimited modeling and biorealistic simulation to evaluate and test potential impacts on the human body, all before physical manufacturing

    Re-assessing manufacturing strategies

    Continuously improving production processes, and developing capacity models to reduce time to market and adapt production lines as demands ebb and flow

    Virtualizing clinical trials to bring new medicines and vaccines to market faster

    Transforming the clinical trial experience for partners, including patients, sponsors, CROs and research sites through evidence generation, data management and decentralized clinical trials

    How are digital twins used in healthcare and life sciences?

    Virtual twin experiences open up new possibilities for Life Sciences & Healthcare, enabling us to invent new ways of representing life by understanding and representing the invisible. This catalyzes core transitions in business processes, strategic planning and regulatory frameworks, as well as technological solutions, creating a shift to superior, patient-centric, outcome-driven experiences and processes to support this evolution. The result transforms how therapies are discovered, developed, produced, commercialized and used.

    Dive into several initiatives such as Living Brain and Living Heart projects currently in use by researchers, device manufacturers and doctors to develop highly accurate virtual models for reproducing conditions and testing treatment options.


    Virtual twin technology helps achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals for health and wellness

    The United Nations SDGs are guidelines to help the world have a better and more sustainable future. Dassault Systèmes Virtual Twin Experiences for Life Sciences & Healthcare help address Goal 3: ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all, at all ages.One example of this is EPINOV Living Brain project.We help address Goal 4 – Quality Education – though The Living Heart Project’s development of safe and effective cardiovascular products and treatments.

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