Metaverse in Healthcare Domain

By: Vajratiya Vajrobol, International Center for AI and Cyber Security Research and Innovations (CCRI), Asia University, Taiwan,

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The term “metaverse” describes the merged virtual and physical reality that results in a shared communal virtual environment. Within the healthcare industry, the metaverse holds the capacity to change the ways in which healthcare services are provided, accessed, and experienced. The healthcare industry may be impacted by the metaverse in the following ways:

  • Telemedicine and Virtual Consultations

Healthcare providers could conduct virtual consultations and offer medical services in fully immersive virtual worlds via the metaverse. This has the potential to improve access to healthcare, especially for those who live in rural or underdeveloped areas [1].

  • Education and Training in Medicine

For medical education and training, the metaverse can be used to build lifelike and immersive simulations. To improve their knowledge, comprehension, and empathy, healthcare professionals, students, and even patients should interact with virtual scenarios [2].

  • Monitoring Patients Remotely

Patients may enjoy a more interactive and engaging remote patient monitoring process when metaverse technologies are integrated. Healthcare professionals could be able to monitor and evaluate real-time data transmitted by wearable sensors and equipment in a virtual environment [3].

  • Healing and Counselling

Rehabilitation and therapy can benefit from the use of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) in the metaverse. Immersion activities tailored to support recovery could be utilised by patients going through rehabilitation or healing from accidents [4].

  • Applications in Health and Well-Being

Applications for health and wellbeing that range from online exercise courses to stress management and mindfulness training can be supported by the metaverse. Immersion activities that support both mental and physical health are available to users [5].

  • Clinical Trials and Investigations

The metaverse may make it easier for researchers and clinical trial participants to collaborate virtually. This could improve the effectiveness of the study process overall, boost recruitment efforts, and expedite data collecting [6].

  • Mental health services and support groups

A more immersive and private setting for seeking emotional support and counselling may be made available to people via virtual support groups and mental health services offered within the metaverse [7].

To summarise, the creation of healthcare applications using metaverse technologies is continuously developing. The metaverse has the power to revolutionise healthcare delivery, access, and experience.


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Vajrobol V. (2024) Metaverse in Healthcare Domain, Insights2Techinfo, pp.1

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