digital twin

Digital Twin

A Bridge Between Physical and Virtual Worlds

If only we had a crystal ball. Being able to see the future would be so helpful in making important decisions. If we could see the consequences of each specific choice, we would know which is the best path to take. Technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and Augmented Reality (AR) can offer us a glimpse of the future. Both of these developments have contributed to Digital Twin, a dynamic virtual representation of physical reality.

A Digital Twin is the digital reflection of a physical product or process. These technological wonders were dreamed up to improve our understanding of the physical world, make predictions and gain new insights into it. The simulations are created based on real data collected primarily by IoT sensors, CAD data and/or various APIs. The options for experimentation are endless.

Digital Twin

Insert reality

The IoT data that constitutes the input for the Digital Twin has a clear value. This is the reality that is brought into the virtual world in the form of real-time information. The data is given a spatial structure – ‘mapped’ – allowing it to represent an object or process. Large quantities of data become comprehensible and interactive.

Not science fiction

All too often, alternate reality is still considered a gimmick, something that is mostly valuable within the context of entertainment. However, the spatial awareness of technologies such as AR/MR/VR also make them ideally suited to interactions through a Digital Twin. This transforms these technologies into genuine solutions for real problems; they become gateways to your virtual world.

Step into your own virtual world to improve your understanding of physical reality



Gain insight into how systems interact with the physical world. Risks are reduced and development accelerates. Examples include simulations of sensitive environments such as aircraft or oil platforms. We can use these virtual environments to test scenarios or provide training.
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Human to machine interface

Control machines directly. Information no longer needs to be flattened into 2D representations. Conclusions can be grasped or even formulated by data analysts and others. IoT data makes it possible to imagine a scenario in which a smart building uses a Digital Twin and an AR application to visually guide you to a defective smoke alarm.

Product development & design visualisation

Faster development and more accurate feedback on design iterations. A virtual representation of a product concept makes it 'real', allowing everyone to view and discuss the same object. It would, for example, be possible to use augmented reality to insert a virtual store display into physical stores to gain a better idea of the actual dimensions.

Building the future together

Such advanced technology may seem out of reach to many, but nothing is further from the truth: we have developed our own starter kit platform (Digital Twin Maker) allowing Digital Twins to be created quickly and easily.

The Digital Twin is a relatively recent addition to the technological playing field. Expertise in working with closely intertwined technologies can be critical. This is not our first time working with IoT, the most important means of feeding a Digital Twin. Furthermore, our extensive understanding of aspects such as software development, platform administration and maintenance enables us to consistently guide you as you make your way into your virtual world.

If you want to build an entirely digital version of your company or city, visualize your data for presentations, use it as a training resource, etc., we'd be happy to speak to you about the available options.

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