The New Era of
Healthcare and Metaverse
Oodles Technologies focuses on opening portals to digital spaces in the healthcare industry by providing a seamless pipeline for medical research, training processes, and procedures.
We help businesses create and operate their new virtual spaces where they can facilitate immersive virtual experiences, simulations, and creativity while offering interactive, interconnected, and interoperable digital environments to healthcare professionals.
Metaverse: An extension of
Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality
The possibilities of inclusion of metaverse in healthcare have opened a plethora of doors for telemedicine. The health industry is now backed with technologies like Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance the proficiency of medical devices and expand the reach of medical care.
Interoperability: A Vital
Component in Healthcare Metaverse
The next wave in the healthcare industry is essentially about enhancing medical services that are open, accessible, and interoperable. The healthcare metaverse will be complete if the data, services, and assets that construct these 3D virtual spaces are easy to port amongst diverse networks and platforms.
Asset classes such as 3D models, digital avatars, spatial environments, and mixed reality work in unison with their metadata to formulate content packages that combine to form the key components within the healthcare metaverse. As the healthcare sector transforms, data and networking standards will also metamorphose, making intra-metaverse communications more unified and interoperable.
Metaverse Implementation in Healthcare
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Medical Training and Learning
VR is used for doctors and medical staff training to take learners within the human body, providing a 360° view of body ailments and replicating real-world procedures.
AR is also being incorporated in the various curriculum of medical schools to provide students with valuable opportunities for a hands-on learning experience. Metaverse will be used to simulate patient and surgical encounters, allowing medical students to visualize and practice new techniques. Further still, immersive experiences and environments could be recreated from actual surgeries where students will feel and sense the replayed real surgery procedures.
Surgical procedure and pre/post-surgery assessments
Moving on to the existing use of surgical robots, more complicated surgeries are set to increase the use of AR in the procedures.
Potential applications range from removing cancerous tumors to performing complicated spinal surgery. These developments will also enhance surgical precision and flexibility for complex procedures. Real-time guidance is equipped in the surgeon’s field of view of the surgical site through integration with surgical navigation techniques and fusion of data from multiple imaging sources. Pre and post-surgery assessments benefit from AR to optimize surgical outcomes with more personalized intervention rooted in data analytics.
Wellness and Fitness Powered By Gamification
Gamification, or the implementation of game mechanics in non-game environments, has opened new doors for healthcare professionals and patients to connect.
When it comes to the healthcare industry, gamification has profound usage in wellness and fitness apps. In the metaverse, AR can be used to deliver personalized and smarter workouts under the guidance of virtual instructors. The metaverse healthcare environments in combination with VR can further improve the quality of life for people suffering from mental illness or dementia. VR headsets offer immersive virtual experiences that can boost mood and offer positive mental simulation.
The Metaverse Healthcare Possibilities
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Role of Metaverse in Healthcare
In the healthcare industry, the core components that construct the borderless metaverse is VR/AR/MR, AI, IoT, and cloud along with the tech stacks and hardware that power meta-applications. Medical device companies are leveraging MR to design virtual operation theatres and assemble surgical tools. The World Health Organization (WHO) is using smartphones in integration with Augmented Reality to train COVID-19 responders, medical schools are using Virtual Reality for healthcare awareness and surgical training, and psychiatrists are using VR to treat PTS or post-traumatic stress among patients.
Oculus, Meta Platforms, and Healthcare
Ever since Meta Platforms (earlier Facebook) acquired Oculus and its VR headset tech, there have been numerous healthcare app developments. As the metaverse is still taking shape, there are expansive opportunities for healthcare professionals to support medical efforts. One of the latest collaborations included Nexus Studios and Facebook Reality Labs with WHO Academy. The training courses involve AR technology to simulate on a smartphone including medical techniques and surgical sequences to follow and to remove personal protective equipment.
Oculus technology is used to train surgery residents and furnishes VR training and digital educational modules. With Oculus Quest headsets, the medical students and residents can visualize in 3D and perform a myriad of surgical procedures like placing a pin in the broken bone. Since the procedure is performed in an ultra-realistic 3D environment, the system permits learners to make mistakes and receive feedback from medical professionals to incorporate in their next try.
The Holographic Vision of Microsoft
Microsoft believes immensely in the metaverse and sees infinite opportunities in its MR tech. The tech titan introduced Mesh, an immersive MR platform driven by its Azure cloud services. It enables users in distinct physical locations to collaborate and join 3D experiences on various devices such as smartphones, tablets, PCs, a range of VR headsets, and HoloLens 2.
The construction of digital 3D avatars of medical students can be efficaciously realized that can learn about human anatomy while accumulated around a holographic model and fragmenting muscles to learn what is underneath.
Healthcare Metaverse is The New Future
While the metaverse is still in the phases of evolution, it holds colossal potential for the enhancement and transformation of the healthcare industry. At Oodles Technologies, we are dedicated to building an intuitive metaverse that can support the fundamentals of modern medicine, training, and surgeries.