Nvidia helps Medical IP create digital twins

  • May 16, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

South Korean firm Medical IP is creating medical digital twins in virtual spaces, powered by Nvidia Omniverse.

Its Medip Pro medical imaging AI analysis and digital twin implementation software is now connected to the Nvidia Omniverse.

The Omniverse development platform is optimised for customising 3D pipelines and simulating virtual worlds, including digital twins. Omniverse enables interoperability between 3D applications, using USD universal scene description, opening industrial metaverse applications to customers and partners.

Medip Pro’s connection to Nvidia Omniverse allows users to 3D-model medical images in real time in virtual spaces, and segment, edit and design through AI, allowing the expansion of internal information of the human body into a metaverse without time and space limitations.

“Last year, we were selected as a premier member of the Nvidia Inception programme based on our innovative technology to expand all classes of human structures into virtual spaces based on medical imaging, and have been in discussion to connect our technologies with Nvidia’s,” said Medical IP CEO Park Sang-Joon. “With Omniverse, users around the world can easily leverage Medip Pro to expand medical digital twins into the metaverse, which will maximise the competitiveness of our products.”

Medip Pro is software that instantly models medical images such as CT and MRI in 3D and divides organs and lesions through AI to create digital twins of all kinds of anatomical structures that constitute the human body and expand them into virtual space. It has also secured competitiveness globally by completing approvals from Korean FDA, the US FDA and European CE.

At present, it is being supplied to university hospitals, medical schools, medical device companies and others. Many top-tier general hospitals in USA and Korea including Mayo Clinic, UCLA, Arizona State University, Seoul National University Hospital and Samsung Medical Center are also using it.

Through its connection to Omniverse, the software provides various functions, including real-time digital twin sharing, premium-level 3D visualisation, virtual surgery, epidemiological and blood-flow simulation, AR and VR augmentation of medical images, and engineering analysis.

“Medip Pro is the first software developed on Omniverse to address medical data, demonstrating its leadership in the healthcare metaverse industry,” said Park. “Just as advances in medical imaging techniques and devices have enabled mankind to acquire information about the human body that cannot be seen with the naked eye, we will lead progress and innovation in various medical areas such as surgery and treatment optimised for individual patients, drug delivery simulation, and monitoring by implementing the information contained in medical images as a digital twin and expanding it into a virtual space.”