The "Digital Triplet" is our own definition that attempts to simplify the understanding of the Digital Twin concept by dividing it in three sub-categories:

  • The Physical Asset - The real device or system.

  • The Virtual Twin - A Virtual 3D representation focused on data monitoring and remote control and mimicking of the physical asset.

  • The Digital Twin - Focused on the AI model of the device/system and its data analysis, predictability and maintenance using ML techniques.

We propose that the “Physical World” has to be ported into the “Virtual World”, as well as react to the virtual world input. Similarly, the “Virtual World” has to interact with the “Physical World”, and have a solid communication channel to influence and deliver feedback back into the “Physical World”.

Such a concept (The Digital Triplet) requires the combination of multiple technologies like IoT, AI and Immersive Technologies. This creates a layer of generic interactions where both worlds, the virtual and the real, interact and exist at the same time.

See an example of interactions