Die ELAINE + ROCINI Autumn School findet am 14. und 15. November 2023 in Rostock statt.
On behalf of the Collaborative Research Centre 1270 Electrically Active Implants – ELAINE we cordially invite you to
14-15 November 2023
In implant research, digital twins refer to virtual replicas or simulations of medical implants, such as prosthetic limbs, dental implants, or even implanted medical devices like pacemakers or cochlear implants. These digital twins are created using advanced technology, including computer-aided design (CAD), computational modelling, and data integration, to mimic the physical properties, functionality, and interactions of the actual implant within the human body. Digital twins also enable the customization of implants for individual patients.
By incorporating patient-specific data such as medical imaging (e.g., CT scans), researchers can tailor the implant's design and dimensions to fit the patient's unique anatomy. It enhances the implant's effectiveness and reduces the risk of complications. In some cases, implanted devices may be equipped with sensors that collect data about their performance and the patient's health. This data can be transmitted to a digital twin in real time, allowing researchers and healthcare providers to remotely monitor the implant's functionality and the patient's well-being. It can be vital for critical implants like cardiac devices. Digital twins can also help predict when an implant or medical device may require maintenance or replacement. By continuously monitoring the digital twin's performance and comparing it to predefined thresholds, healthcare providers can proactively address potential issues, ensuring patient safety and optimal implant function.
In summary, digital twins in implant research enable the creation of highly accurate virtual representations of medical implants. These digital twins support implant design, testing, customization, monitoring, and maintenance, ultimately leading to safer and more effective implantation procedures and improved patient outcomes.
Liesbet Geris (KU Leuven and University of Liège, Belgium)
Marie Rognes (University of Oslo, Norway)
Julius Zimmermann (University of Pavia, Italy)
We would like to invite all interested parties to our Autumn School on Digital Twins in Implant Technology.