(1st PPP Medical College In India under National Medical Commission Act )
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Affiliated Teaching Hospital - Bolpur Sub-divisional Hospital
(An initiative under PPP model with Government of West Bengal)
Affiliated by West Bengal University Of Health Sciences
Accredited by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
& Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of West Bengal.
SANTINIKETAN MEDICAL COLLEGE exploring a new horizon in web-technology, bringing new hope in Medical Sector through METAVERSE
Metaverse, a new hope, a great excitement to merge the physical world with virtual experiences.
The Metaverse is the next iteration of the internet, supporting ongoing online 3D virtual environments where the world's publicly accessible virtual experiences, real-time 3D contents and other related media are connected and accessible through VR/AR, as well as through classic devices such as PC or mobile.An immersive Web3 internet, where users meet in virtual spaces, represent themselves as avatars and share virtual objects through new technologies.In the near future, we will have a digital layer of our everyday life: a virtual presence of ourselves will perform all the activities we typically do, within a Real-World Metaverse fueled by real-time data.
We will live a whole existence in virtual environments, where we will be represented by our Human Digital Twins.
The conceptual clarity & it's digital application may bring a revolution in education, research healthcare & placement sectors in short future.
We being the dedicated entrepreneurs in such fields welcome you towards a co-ordination & sustainable development for mankind.
We have a promising attitude to promote medical Technology by providing sufficient scopes of exploration & elaboration relating acquisition of knowledge in Medical sector.
The MBBS students will be provided classroom, workshops & Lab experiences virtually in advance. The concept of virtual reality like metaverse will he a real-like artificial universe which will certainly bring a revolution in economy, education & almost in medical sector.
Let's have your heartiest & dedicated involvement, collaboration for our better existence of all concerned.
The Amazing Possibilities Of Healthcare In The Metaverse
The future of healthcare is around the concept of the "virtual hospital".. Essentially it comprises of a virtual reality hospital environment, accessed through a headset, where treatments will at first be focused around counselling and physiotherapy services. Physiotherapy will make use of
computer vision — for example, using cameras to investigate the range of motion in damaged joints,
as well as the progress that patients are making towards recovery. "With VR and AR, we're able to give
them much better feedback on their process ... for example someone with a shoulder joint issue,
if that shoulder range of motion improves by three percent, as an individual, you probably wouldn't
feel that.“But if you can get it reported back to you, you will actually see it working, and get a plan
… if you improve at this rate, you can get back to normal in a certain number of weeks. From a motivation or compliance point of view … that’s going to have a massive effect. You have genuine data to back up the work you’ve been putting in.”
It’s clear that many aspects of healthcare delivery will be affected by the opportunities offered by the metaverse. There may be some hurdles to be overcome first, particularly around people’s attitudes to receiving treatment online or remotely – which may still be seen as a second-best or backup option by many. There are also questions around equality of access – VR headsets are not cheap, and if they are required in order to take part, it could be seen as further contributing towards inequality in access to healthcare. But these are issues that are likely to be addressed given time if the new generation of digital-first healthcare providers can successfully show that their innovation will lead to reduced cost and improved outcomes for patients.
Known in healthcare as telemedicine – the provision of medicine as a remote service. This experienced a surge in popularity during the Covid-19 pandemic. Before 2020, just 43% of healthcare facilities had the ability to provide remote treatment to patients.Today that figure stands at 95%. For routine consultations that don’t require a physical examination (or which can be carried out visually), doctors and nurses have found that they are able to more quickly and efficiently diagnose many of the minor conditions that make up the vast majority of their caseload via a telephone or video call. This will undoubtedly persist in the metaverse. However, virtual reality – a key technology that enables the next-level immersion that partly qualifies a platform or application as part of the metaverse – opens a whole new range of possibilities. Anyone who has tried it will know that headset-based VR experiences convey a far greater sense of “being there” than other virtual environments, such as websites, messaging apps, or social media.
Telemedicine consultations, particularly through VR, mean patients are no longer limited to being treated by particular clinicians due to their physical location. If you’re in Europe and the best specialist to deal with your particular condition happens to be in India, you can effectively be in the same room simply by putting on headsets. Scans and tests can be carried out at a facility local to you, and the data transferred to the specialist, wherever they are in the world. It’s particularly useful in areas like China where there is an acute shortage of medical professionals, as well as for patients in remote regions who would ordinarily have to travel great distances to be seen by healthcare professionals.
A digital twin is a virtual model, or simulation, of any object, process, or system, generated using real-world data, for the purpose of learning more about its real-world counterpart. In the case of the metaverse, the digital twin could be of the patient themself.
Digital twins will eventually become “test dummies” for individuals that can be used to predict everything from how we will recover from surgery to the reactions we will have to specific medicines. This will come about through our increasing ability to map and understand individual genetics.
“You start to almost be able to see into the future … we'll see that this is the outcome we're going to get if we follow this protocol for the next ten years."
Known to most as the technology which underpins cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, blockchains are actually just distributed and encrypted databases that allow data to be stored and transferred securely in a way that no one except the data owner can tamper with. Many people consider them to be an important part of the metaverse concept because they allow for decentralized communities governed democratically via smart contracts, as well as a record of digital “ownership” of environments or even objects in the digital domain.
The convergence of these core technologies in online environments – the metaverse – means healthcare professionals will be able to deliver more joined-up treatment programs and packages, unhindered by the siloed nature of much of the existing healthcare system. Swift information sharing between clinicians would mean that underlying causes of ill health could more quickly be established. Monitoring of patient activity in the metaverse means factors such as compliance could more easily be tracked, which would further assist with diagnosing and treating illness.
It may turn out that due to depression the patient isn’t completing their rehabilitative exercises, and therefore, the physical injury isn’t going to heal. Offering treatment in a joined-up manner within virtual environments, with a new approach to data sharing, should make treatment of this sort quicker and more effective.