Understanding the heart better... through digital twins


About the research

Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. One out of 4 people dies from it. To improve treatment options for patients suffering from heart disease, Mathias Peirlinck (UGent - TU Delft - Stanford University) develops digital twins of patient hearts. Digital what? Watch Mathias (and his digital twin) explain it in this video.

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Mathias Peirlinck

Inspired by the human ability to engineer solutions to medical problems, Mathias Peirlinck has taken a keen interest in the human heart. Within his research, Mathias aims to develop new techniques to combine clinical data and physics-based modeling to improve our understanding of the patient-specific behavior of this crucial organ. Doing so, he aims to improve the current treatment options for patients suffering from heart disease.

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