DT4HEALTH – Digital twin platform for intelligent and sustainable management of hospital facilities


Promoter: Instituto Superior Técnico


Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

EEA Grants: 13 187,03 €

Total Amount: 14 652,25 €

Grace Code: PT-BI094


What did this initiative focus on?

Since 2020, the rapid global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has generated unprecedented impacts on the management of hospital buildings, namely: (i) providing space for patients, medical staff, and equipment storage, (ii) imposition of limitations on access by the teams responsible for managing the building, (iii) adapting the space and its functionality quickly, (iv) ensuring continuous control of air quality and adequate ventilation of spaces, (v) development of digital tools for management, and (vi) assets monitoring in real-time. In addition, hospital facilities' deterioration rate is typically higher than in other buildings, enhanced by the fact that these facilities are open 24 hours a day, year-round, and with an elevated utilization rate. Therefore, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST, University of Lisbon) and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have defined the following objectives: i) Functional Model and Technological Architecture; ii) development of a Digital Twin data structure and; iii) development of DT4HEALTH framework guidelines.