Case study:



Proof of Concept
Virtual Test Platform



What we did

Run automatic tests in the Virtual Test Platform continuously including configuration switching without using a real physical system.


A focused leader in health technology
With a diverse team made up of 80,000 individuals across over 100 countries, Philips is a creative and innovative company. At Philips, the purpose is to improve people’s health and well-being through meaningful innovation. Did you know that Philips aims to improve 2.5 billion lives per year by 2030, including 400 million in underserved communities? Prespective loves to lend a helping hand at that goal!

For this specific project we worked together with among others:
Jacco van de Laar, Senior Architect Integration & Test at Philips:

“The biggest ROI lies in the fact we now have a fully working digital model that allows our teams to work more agile and thus more efficient”


Philips Image Guided Therapy (IGT) systems are used for X-ray image guidance during minimally invasive procedures, navigating small instruments through the patient’s body to execute procedures like heart valve replacements, stent placements and aneurysm treatments.

Before releasing the SW applications that assist the surgeons during the procedure, the SW applications are tested in combination with different configurations of the Azurion X-Ray system. Because of their limited availability, a good mix of physical system configurations to test on poses a bottleneck in projects. This is where Prespective came in.

Unity and Prespective were used to create a Virtual Test Platform which enables Philips to create all the different setups and test scenario’s. With the support of Prespective’s team, these complex systems can be tested in a virtual environment, including the different options of the hardware, software and the different positions of a patients (automated phantom switching). Normally it would take three weeks to change just one configuration, but with Unity and Prespective over more than 300 setups can be created in just a couple of hours. Check out this upcoming video for more information:

With the use of Prespective its possible to test with several digital twins in the virtual word. Testing more and more configurations while the lead time is so much shorter than creating all the set-ups in real life. What you can do with Prespective is truly amazing. With Prespective’s kinematic toolset it is even possible predict possible collisions between the C-arch and other hardware.


Philips creates advanced healthcare systems. To make this process as efficient as possible, Philips invites external partners with specific expertise on board. With Prespective’s Digital Twin platform and extensive Unity expertise the Virtual Test platform was created and improved. Now Philips can work even more efficient during the development phase and improve the quality of their current systems before release to the field.

Philips has employees all over the world working on the Image Guided theraphy systems. With the virtual test platform, it is now possible to work together independently of the location. Philips’ employees can test the hardware and software set-ups anywhere, anytime. With easy configuration switching and automated test capabilities the development process is accelerated even further.


Philips had started to work on their virtual test platform using Unity’s Real-Time 3D software. After creating the first versions of the platform it ran into some challenges and started looking for a partner to speed up the development and to ensure the continuity of the Virtual Test Platform. Both Philips and Prespective are based in Eindhoven, the Brainport region in The Netherlands. One of the project leaders reached out to Prespective, the proposition emerged and a successful collaboration was created.


Philips can now run automatic tests continuously including configuration switching without using a real physical system. The main benefits are continuous feedback and early insight in the system quality during development. As well as:
Validating the system behavior on a virtualized mechatronic system.
Eliminating physical prototypes.
Continuous testing in a virtualized environment creates fast feedback, enabling faster releases of new systems.
Finding issues early in the process.
Automated testing, leading to higher coverage and higher product quality.