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Arielle, the digital twin
The PLS system is being developed to increase chances of survival of extremely preterm infants (<28 weeks of gestational age). To develop such a complex medical device, knowledge from different fields needs to be integrated into one single system. Mathematical models are used to support this integration. Bettine is developing a new model named Arielle: a digital twin of the PLS system. When the PLS system is implemented, Arielle should be able to interpret vital signals and act as a patient specific decision support tool.
How to transfer a premature fetus to the PLS system?
This is a completely new procedure and raises challenges – how to design it to be safe, hygienic and effective? How to train the health care professionals who will carry out the transfers? Juliette is incorporating these questions in a clinical simulation protocol that is being developed as part of the PLS project. With this approach, PLS aims to establish a step-by-step plan, informed by literature and expert consultation. The simulation will offer realistic training for the transfer procedure, as well as inform the future development of the PLS devices.