Before we dive into use cases, let’s first get down to basics and shed light over what is a digital twin.
What is Digital Twin Technology
Digital twins are dynamic, virtual models of the physical world, enhancing our ability to understand, learn, and reason from changes in the built environment. Digital twins are the foundation of smart applications, continuously capturing sensor data to optimize performance, predict failures, and simulate future scenarios.
Gartner expects there to be more than 20 billion sensors and endpoints by 2020, deploying an enormous influx of data and insight about our environment. They also predict that, by 2021, about 50 percent of all large industrial companies will have adopted digital twin technology.
Beyond the adoption of internet of things (IoT) and sensor technology, the potential link between digitizing every element in the planet will facilitate the next generation of innovators to run mass scale simulations with AI infused systems, opening the door to a complete new level of operational forecasting and efficiencies for R&D.
Digital Twin Use Cases
Digital Twin technology can be used to design, test, and build intelligent systems for everything in the physical world; monitor and maintain day-to-day operations; or build immersive location experiences.
Already covering a variety of use cases, WRLD supports the automated development of semantic 3D models of interior and exterior spaces using real spatial data to reimagine:
- Smart buildings and smart workplaces
- Smart campuses
- Smart retail
- Smart cities
- Transportation systems
- Simulations and training protocols
- Location-based games
- Immersive AR and VR experiences
A Toolset for Digital Twins
The WRLD platform allows anyone to create digital twins quickly and easily using a comprehensive set of self-serve tools, SDKs, APIs, and location intelligent services. With 3D maps providing spatial context, developers can create virtual indoor and outdoor environments upon which data from sensors, systems, mobile devices, and location services can be visualized within millimeter accuracy.
Location intelligence services include:
- Directions and seamless outdoor-indoor navigation
- Point of Interest and content management
- Open search architecture
- Deep-linking to existing applications
Through spatial awareness, WRLD empowers the use of machine learning algorithms to enhance decision making, reinvent business models, and remake the user experience.
WRLD’s Digital Twin Technology
In addition to WRLD’s digital twin technology supporting semantic models of interior and exterior spaces, our full-stack platform allows developers to quickly produce digital twin experiences with the flexibility to build their own vision.
We continue to automate our WRLD digital twin technology and broaden our toolset to make it more accessible and supportive of rapid project development.
Dive deeper and contact us to understand how WRLD’s groundbreaking technology can impact your business goals today.