The term Digital Twin emerged about a decade ago, and although we have seen it surface in multiple use cases and descriptions, it is still waiting for a clear generally accepted definition. In our opinion the Digital Twin can emerge in almost every phase in the lifecycle of a product or system where it acts as a digital counterpart of an actual system or a system in development.
A Digital Twin makes use of the evolution of computing power, helping to generate ever better and even more real time models of actual systems or systems being developed.
We are looking at the broader picture, and in this picture we see many use cases. We will focus on some key elements within the life cycle of a product or system.