Medicine’s Metaverse: For Real This Time

Mar 13, 2023

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

Recording: Medicine’s Metaverse: For Real This Time, Mar 13, 2023

The value of the metaverse is being drowned out by the hype. Many tech industry leaders would like you to believe the metaverse is an escapist destination where consumers can live vicariously through a digital twin of themselves. This perspective is limited and detracts from the real value of the metaverse: underlying technology that is transforming the industry least expected … healthcare.
From cloud-gaming technology that enables physicians to practice procedures and collaborate over Zoom to addressing the racial disparity in healthcare training by creating digital twins of skin that recreates any skin disease on skin of any color to help make diagnoses of conditions doctors don’t see enough. Put the hype aside. Medicine’s metaverse is here, and the value is already being realized.

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