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Department of Quantitative Biomedicine

Michael Krauthammer and collaborators publish a perspective paper on the use and ethics of Digital Twins in medicine

The Use and Ethics of Digital Twins in Medicine

This work introduces both the concept and use cases of digital twins in medicine, frames the debate on their ethical, legal and societal implications through the lens of related health digital technologies, machine learning and personalized medicine, and maps ethical challenges stemming from those. Finally, the authors lay out how digital twins may change and challenge the future practice of medicine.

See Iqbal, Krauthammer and Biller-Andorno, The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics


Fig 2. Digital Twins have three user groups: Healthcare Providers, MedTech and Pharma Industry and Individuals. Industry is currently leading the other groups in adoption.. Iqbal et al. © 2022 The Authors