Synergy-COPD at the Healthcom’2013
Synergy-COPD presented progresses in its Simulation and Integration Environment at the HealthCom’2013 International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, held in Lisbon from the 9th to the 12th October.
At this occasion, Mercedes Huertas form Barcelona Digital presented the conference paper “A simulation and integration environment for heterogeneous physiology-models”, describing a new simulation tool developed to offer a common frame of simulation for models developed in different programming languages. This simulation environment is targeted at bio-researchers and medical students, and constitutes a framework to support the observation and analysis of physiological mechanisms. The tool has been evaluated using models of the physiology of a chronic disease, namely the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Eight deterministic models and one probabilistic model have been considered, which are related to the respiratory chain and are represented in different languages.