Conference Paper

The virtual physiological human: challenges and opportunities.

Laboratorio di Tecnologia Medica, Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli, Bologna
DOI: 10.1109/ISBI.2006.1625042 Conference: Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, Arlington, VA, USA, 6-9 April 2006
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ABSTRACT This paper summarises the current achievements and future developments of the virtual physiological human (VPH) technology. The VPH is an organised collection of computational frameworks and ICT-based tools for the multilevel modelling and simulation of the human anatomy and physiology. Once sufficiently developed, the VPH will provide an essential technological infrastructure to the Physiome Project, to pathology-specific initiatives in translational research, and to vertical solutions for the biomedical industry

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