With the advent of a sensor connected campus, the possibility of analyzing the process, information, and resources of an entire campus, via a digital twin, is becoming a reality, though in the very early stages of use.
Goals and Objectives
The goal is to understand the campus operations at a systemic level for improvements in operations, processes, resource use, policy development, and campus planning.
3D modeling and design, sensors, video, analytics, GPS, collaboration platforms, open data platforms, simulation software, and cloud computing
Use Case Summary
In higher education, a digital twin refers to a digital model, or a version, of the physical assets and resources in a campus. Digital twins represent a 3D model of campus systems from infrastructure like buildings and transportation to the movement of people, things, and resources (e.g., water) using sensors installed on physical objects. Digital twins offer a view into the existing situations and also help make predictions about how campus systems will respond to changes and events.