News equipment Transferring your medical degree to the metaverse is soon possible!
Beyond its recreational aspect, metaverse offers multiple solutions for several sectors. In terms of health, this can be particularly effective. Paris Cité University has particularly understood the challenges and thus wants to offer a first training course that allows access to the university degree of “Metavers in Health”.
The Faculty of Health of the University of Paris Cité aims to become a pioneer in the use of this emerging technology in the field of health. Thus, two professors from Bichat Hospital will pilot the first training that combines health and the metaverse, in 2023.
“Technological barriers will be removed quickly, but perhaps too quickly if we do not learn to use new technologies and master the issues, especially the ethical, security, economic and psychological ones,” explains Professor Patrick Nataf, founder of co-training.
Entitled “Metavers en santé”, this training is practical, interactive and interdisciplinary. Indeed, the degree aims to use the augmented metaverse with virtual reality and mixed reality to train future students.
As a result, students will not necessarily be the only future caregivers. The training will include in its ranks: engineers, lawyers, startups and IT specialists to develop digital health projects.
Among the educational contents of the training, we find:
An introduction to mixed reality Patients in the form of digital twins Getting started in Web 3.0 Hands-on work + lab visits – manipulation of digital tools
The training must accommodate no less than 120 students with 71 hours of direct and distance learning.
If we often see the metaverse project as a 3D virtual world that allows various playful activities, we generally forget its ability to open up the field of possibilities in terms of experimentation. As a digital mirror of reality, if the metaverse lives up to its promise of realism, then it could become an ideal location for a host of health exercises.
For example, imagine a metaverse that allows surgeries to be performed on digital twins of ultra-realistic patients, all in a virtual reality environment. In the same register, the metaverse would prove ideal in the relationship between doctor and patient during telemedicine consultations, increasingly widespread due to medical deserts.
In this sense, this realistic digital space has the potential to become an important tool on which the health sector can rely in the future to train future professionals.
But before that, you must first define a framework and understand the issues. This is why the “Healthy Metavers” training course will initially aim to answer various questions:
“Will the metaverse disrupt the way medicine is practiced and taught? Will virtual, augmented or mixed reality headsets be used for distance learning and medical expertise? Will we be able to design digital twins that reproduce a patient or an organ? »
This new initiative is an extension (as an update) of a previous training called connected health, already developed by Pr Boris Hansel and Pr Patrick Nataf. If the project may still seem idealistic to some, it is not. Indeed, Meta already contributes to the health sector and hopes to soon be able to offer its metaverse to train future surgeons.