Hospital Surgical Suite
In this example a new surgical suite is being developed, including room configuration and equipment layout, and new device concepts and new procedures are being evaluated. The surgeon avatars are driven in real time using concurrent motion capture, allowing true subject matter experts to be present in the digital twin.
The subject matter experts, in this case surgeons evaluating a new procedure, experience the twin through virtual reality. They feel just like they’re in the actual space. Their motion, including hands and figures, is tracked in real time, as is the position of all objects in the scene: the patient, equipment, tables and medical devices.
With Kinetic Vision's digital twin development services, new devices can be evaluated virtually; they just need to feel and act like the proposed device, but complex functionality is done digitally. A 3D printed model with a spring-loaded handle can digitally replicate a prototype that would take many months and $50,000 or more to create. Device design iterations take hours or days instead of weeks or months, and the subject matter experts can be located anywhere.
A composite of the surgeon headset views, motion capture process, and digital twin third-person camera is shown below. Room configuration, equipment layout, procedures and devices are tested virtually, allowing for iteration and innovation to occur at a much faster pace. Although not shown here, it is even possible to simulate actual human tissue and procedures for training and to evaluate medical device concepts.