Digital Twin for Personalized Health Care Debuts at Mobile World Congress 2024

The digital twin system aims to eventually detect and treat heart disease

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

February 28, 2024

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MWCapital at MWC 2024

Mobile World (MW) Capital and Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) debuted a digital twin prototype for personalized health care at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week.

The digital twin generates virtual models of the human body using BSC’s supercomputing capabilities. These virtual copies are then used to monitor a user’s biometrics and develop personalized medications and therapies. The whole system aims to raise awareness about the personalization of medicine. 

Visitors at MWC 2024 were able to try out the system for themselves by first having their pulse taken through an electronic device that generates a heart based on each user’s profile. The simulator then generates a 3D rendering of the user’s heart which will begin to beat in sync with a visitor’s pulse.

The result is what the companies say is a “simplified” version of the digital twin process, which they hope will one day help detect and treat heart disease.

"With this experience, MWCapital and BSC aim to exemplify how supercomputing is transforming medical research to improve health and the various applications in this field,” said Francesc Fajula, MWCapital’s CEO.

"BSC, through the unique capabilities of the MareNostrum 5 supercomputer for massive data analysis and the use of AI, represents a cornerstone in the health revolution we are experiencing,” said Josep Maria Martorell, BSC’s director of life sciences. “In this new era of data, thanks to supercomputing, we can advance as never before in personalized medicine to prevent and cure diseases in a much more effective and efficient way". 

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About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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