Goodwin Procter February 6, 2023
Providers and platforms should know that healthcare in the metaverse — which may involve telepresence, digital twinning, and blockchain — is subject to ‘real life’ regulation
The metaverse uses technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR) to create immersive, interactive environments that can feel very realistic. It may be the next generation of the internet, creating new ways to play, work, shop — and potentially access healthcare.
Delivering healthcare in these new digital spaces could lower costs while increasing access to health services and improving patient outcomes. Success could depend on the ability to realize the potential of technologies in three areas:
- Telepresence: technologies that bring people together virtually even when they are...