The Medical Metaverse will Supercharge your Doctor Visits
About three years ago, I began feeling “off.” This feeling gradually turned into intense anxiety, sporadic bouts of depression, and splitting migraines. Much to my horror, doctors prescribed everything from Primrose Oil to Prozac. In a desperate attempt to find relief, I quit dairy, alcohol, and caffeine.
Although waking up without a hangover did wonders for my credit card, it did little to remedy my erratic mood or excruciating migraines.
Two years and five doctors later, I met a pharmacist who validated my hunch that hormonal contraception was to blame. (Spoiler alert…she was right.)
So, how does the Metaverse fit in?
Medical Metaverse Advances:
1. Blockchain Technology makes tracking medications and side effects effortless, improving diagnosis accuracy
2. Decentralized Medical Trials expand diversity, helping doctors address genetic differences
3. VR-Based Medical Courses meet the growing demand for nurses and doctors
4. Digital Twins enhance treatment effectiveness through personally tailored treatments based on biology
In my case, the technology would have pointed to a hormonal sensitivity much sooner!
The Medical Metaverse is not just exciting to think about, it’s booming. Just last week, Labster raised another $47Million to expand its VR-based medical training courses. Meanwhile, Medable, the start-up responsible for decentralized trials, reached a valuation of $2.1Billion.
The media paints the Metaverse as a puzzling place where we buy fake land with fake money, leading fake lives. But this could not be further from the truth! The fusion of Web 3 technology and medicine will advance healthcare through the use of portable records, inclusive trials, comprehensive education, and personalized treatment options. More effective doctor visists are right around the corner.