Digital Twin for Healthcare

Digital Twin for Healthcare

Design, Challenges, and Solutions

1st Edition - November 1, 2022

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  • Editor: Abdulmotaleb El Saddik
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323991636

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Digital Twins for Healthcare: Design, Challenges and Solutions establishes the state-of-art in the specification, design, creation, deployment and exploitation of digital twins' technologies for healthcare and wellbeing. A digital twin is a digital replication of a living or non-living physical entity. When data is transmitted seamlessly, it bridges the physical and virtual worlds, thus allowing the virtual entity to exist simultaneously with the physical entity. A digital twin facilitates the means to understand, monitor, and optimize the functions of the physical entity and provide continuous feedback. It can be used to improve citizens' quality of life and wellbeing in smart cities and the virtualization of industrial processes.

Key Features

  • Presents the fundamentals of digital twins technology in healthcare
  • Facilitates new approaches for healthcare industry
  • Explores different use cases of digital twins in healthcare


Graduate students (Ms, PhDs, Postdocs) in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science working with advanced technologies and healthcare. Decision makers, Scientists, researchers in computer science and engineers and Health care professionals

Table of Contents

  • Part 1. Fundamentals
    1. Introduction to Digital Twin technology
    2. Digital Twin, AI and Machine Learning for health diagnostics
    3. Digital Twin and Cyber Physical Systems in Healthcare Systems
    4. Challenges of Digital Twin in Healthcare

    Part 2. Technological trends
    5. Cloud based frameworks for Digital Twins
    6. Communication Protocols for Digital Twin in Healthcare
    7. Big Data analysis for Digital Twins n Healthcare Systems
    8. Modelling Digital Twins
    9. Cyborg and Digital Twin in Healthcare
    10. Digital Twin Visualization Techniques
    11. Digital Twins and Cybersecurity in Healthcare systems

    Part 3. Case studies
    12. Potential applications of Digital Twin in Medical care
    13. Digital Twin in Prognostics and Health Management System
    14. Digital Twin for Cardiology
    15. Digital Twins for Sport
    16. Digital Twins for Nutrition

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: November 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323991636

About the Editor

Abdulmotaleb El Saddik

Abdulmotaleb El Saddik is Distinguished University Professor and University Research Chair in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ottawa. His research focus is on the establishment of Digital Twins to facilitates the well-being of citizens using AI, AR/VR and Tactile Internet, hence allowing people to interact in real-time with one another as well as with their digital representation. He has authored and co-authored 10 books and more than 550 publications and chaired more than 50 conferences and workshop. He has received research grants and contracts totalling more than $20 M. He has supervised more than 120 researchers and received several international awards, among others, are ACM Distinguished Scientist, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers and Fellow of IEEE, IEEE I&M Technical Achievement Award, IEEE Canada C.C. Gotlieb (Computer) Medal and A.G.L. McNaughton Gold Medal for important contributions to the field of computer engineering and science.

Affiliations and Expertise

Distinguished University Professor and University Research Chair in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ottawa, Canada

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