Asset Administration Shell - does the POD-idea for industry 4.0 exist already?


Hello everybody,
has anyone yet investigated the Industry 4.0 based approach of the so called “asset administration shell”?
To me that appears like a POD for industrial goods and processes.
The industrial internet consortium IIC is part of the community that is behind that initiative. See
First discussions rise the question whether it might be possible to apply this asset administration idea to humans.
As this approach is an emerging worldwide standard for interoperability and data sovereignty of industrial good (all kind of cyber physical systems), could it be that two big movements aproach a similar goal from different directions? Might there be any synergies?