Standards and tools supporting collaborative development of the virtual physiological human

Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2013;2013:5541-4. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2013.6610805.


The development of a virtual physiological human has an ambitious goal that requires the participation of a large and diverse community of scientists. To be successful in achieving this goal, members of this community must be able to share their work and easily collaborate on new developments and novel applications of existing work. To aid in this, various standardization projects have evolved as part of the Physiome community, as well as supporting computational tools and infrastructure. We present here an overview of the current state of these standardization efforts and key tools that support the collaborative development, integration, and exchange of computational physiology models under the Physiome umbrella.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Cooperative Behavior*
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Models, Biological*
  • Patient-Specific Modeling
  • Physiological Phenomena*
  • Software