Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Digital Twin Technology Innovation For Social Good

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The app uses AI and digital twins for blood donation management and supports global sustainability efforts.


Bentley Systems, Incorporated and Enactus Brazil announced the winner of the 2023 iTwin4Good Challenge. This competition invites students to use software development skills and passion for social change to solve community problems with digital twin technology. The winning team, “All In” from the Federal Institute of Espírito Santo Vitória, was recognized for their AI Blood Donation Room Monitoring Project. Team members Lucas Pessanha, Deivid Braian, and Luiz Felipe Muniz created an iTwin app that uses intelligent cameras and AI to monitor blood donation room occupancy, manage stock levels, and assess product demands. The app integrates with external APIs to provide real-time data on blood type demands.

During the competition, the team demonstrated the app’s ability to track and display real-time changes in room occupancy and adapt the queue order based on the need for specific blood types. The iTwin4Good Challenge, a collaboration between Enactus and Bentley Systems, encourages students to address UN Sustainable Development Goals using Bentley’s iTwin Platform. Students from 36 universities in Brazil participated, forming teams to demonstrate creativity, commitment to sustainability, and technical skills.

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Enactus and Bentley Systems will host the iTwin World Cup in April 2024 at the Enactus National Expo in London, where “All In” will compete against the winner of the Enactus U.K. iTwin4Good Challenge, happening in March 2024.

Chris Bradshaw, Chief Sustainability Officer with Bentley Systems, said, “We are excited to partner with Enactus to empower university students to learn more about infrastructure engineering solutions and digital twin technology while solving issues affecting our society. I congratulate the All In team for its amazing project. By helping hospitals know what blood types are needed and when the app could help save lives. We are also excited to establish the iTwin World Cup and look forward to seeing the inspired projects developed by U.K. students in March. I wish all the participants much success in their projects.”

Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal is a journalist at EFY. She is an Electronics and Communication Engineer with over five years of academic experience. Her expertise lies in working with development boards and IoT cloud. She enjoys writing as it enables her to share her knowledge and insights related to electronics, with like-minded techies.


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