One area where the Digital Twin concept could be very helpful is healthcare. When you can make a digital model of for instance a brain that you want to operate on, it can help to experience the consequence of a surgical procedure before the actual surgery. A surgeon might train on an exact model of the patient’s brain. This article in Science Daily shows the first steps in creating a model of a patients brain. An actual digital twin of a patients brain will take some time to get mature enough to be used in daily operations.

Virtual brain could aid surgical planning: Personalized brain models could improve surgical planning and outcomes

Researchers have simulated neural activity based on the unique structural architecture of individual brain tumor patients using a platform called The Virtual Brain. The findings are a first step toward creating personalized brain models that could be used to predict the effects of tumors and consequent surgery on brain function.

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