The Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) initiative

The Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) initiative is a worldwide effort to develop next-generation computer technologies to integrate all information available for each patient, and generated computer models capable of predicting how the health of that patient will evolve under certain conditions.

In this video Professor Professor Marco Viceconti provides an overview of the Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) initiative to the audience at TEDxSheffield 2012.

Marco Viceconti

Marco Viceconti is one of the key figures in the emerging Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) community. Co-author of the first white paper on VPH, scientific co-ordinator of the seminal VPH research roadmap, “VPH ambassador” for the VPH Network of Excellence, Co-ordinator of one the VPHOP integrated projects, he is also currently chairing the Board of Directors of the VPH Institute.

Marco Viceconti is full Professor of Biomechanics at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Scientific Director of the Insigneo Institute at the University of Sheffield.

His main research interests are related to the development and validation of medical technology, especially that involving simulation, and primarily in relation to musculoskeletal diseases. He has published over 200 papers, mostly indexed in Medline, and serves as reviewer for many international funding agencies and peer-reviewed journals.