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Metaverse Healthcare’s Amazing Possibilities

Many people have expressed their excitement about the Metaverse and how it could change how people play games, have fun, network, and do business. In addition, its potential impact could...

Many people have expressed excitement about the Metaverse and how it can change how gaming, entertainment, networking, employment, and business are conducted. Furthermore, while it is another industry where its implications could be revolutionary, less attention has been paid to its potential impact on the healthcare sector.

Let’s start with the definition of the Metaverse development if you still need clarification. Unfortunately, this is the first time anyone is sure about this, so it’s reasonable to assume a high degree of uncertainty. There is general agreement that this is the next generation of the Internet and that it will use technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and an increasing number of connections such as 5G networks. . to create online -Experiences that are more immersive, experiential and interactive than what we currently have.

Three technological movements that may have independent but interrelated implications for the medical industry converged with the creation of the Metaverse. However, combined, they can open up entirely new treatment options that can significantly reduce costs and improve patient outcomes. First, it’s telepresence, which allows you to communicate in groups online, even when people are physically far from each other. The second and third are blockchain and its capabilities that will enable us to generate distributed data online.

Let’s start now by examining each of them individually:

1. Telepresence

In the medical field, this is often referred to as “telemedicine” or “telemedicine.” It became famous during the COVID-19 pandemic. As of 2020, only 43% of healthcare organizations could provide remote therapy to patients. The current percentage is 95%. Many minor illnesses, which account for the vast majority of doctor and nurse visits, can be diagnosed faster and more accurately over the phone or via video conference because they don’t require a physical exam or can be done visually. This will continue to be true for the Metaverse in the long run. At the same time, VR opens up a new world of possibilities. Virtual reality has a vastly enhanced feeling of “being there” compared to other forms of digital reality, as those who have used a headset to experience it can attest.

2. Digital twins

Researchers create digital twins—virtual models or simulations of physical things, processes, or entire systems—using data collected from their physical counterparts to gain insights into them. In the Metaverse, a patient can be represented by her digital twin. According to Jack Latus, chief executive of Latus Health, a virtual medical service specializing in industrial hygiene, digital twins can serve as “test dummies” for humans. This would allow us to predict things like how we would recover from surgery and how we would react to various medications. This will be possible thanks to our increasing ability to explore and interpret individual genomes. If we could fast forward, this twin would be about 10 years old. In light of the treatment we’re going through, how will this affect the twin? We can now predict that if we stick to our current course of action, we will achieve this result in 10 years, almost as if we were looking into a crystal ball.

3. Blockchain technology

Blockchain technology often referred to as the technology behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, are decentralized, encrypted ledgers that allow for the secure transmission and storage of data without the risk of fraud on either side of a transaction. Because they enable decentralized communities to be governed democratically through smart contracts and provide for the registration of digital “ownership” of environments or even specific items in the digital realm, they are often seen as central to the idea of a “Metaverse.”. ” Our invaluable medical records are managed and protected by them, which is undoubtedly their main function. Today, sharing data among many companies is often wasteful and a secret to data owners. Our personal information is vulnerable to theft, as it is often stored on central health record servers; Also, it is believed that a medical card on the dark web costs between 70 and 100 dollars. Information also means that accessing it can be difficult and time-consuming even for those who need it, for example, a professional.

5. Convergence

Healthcare providers will break free from the silos constraining patient care to provide more comprehensive treatment plans as these foundational technologies converge in the virtual world, or “Metaverse.” Doctors could better identify the root causes of patients’ health problems if they could instantly share data. Patient tracking in Metaverse enables data such as adherence to be tracked and used to improve diagnosis and treatment.

6. Virtual hospitals

The “Virtual Hospital” was another important component of Latus’ vision for the future of healthcare. Latus Healthcare is working on a similar project and intends to start offering the service within the next year or so. The therapy will take place in a virtual reality medical environment accessible via a headset and initially focus on physiotherapy consultations and services.


The author’s opinions and comments are only offered for informational and educational purposes. They do not constitute investment, financial or other advice.

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