The Faculty of Health at the University of Paris Cité intends to be a pioneer in the exploitation of this emerging technology. In 2023, two professors from the Bichat Hospital will pilot the first training combining health and metaverse, JV TEch reports (in French).
“Technological obstacles will be quickly lifted, but perhaps too quickly if we do not learn to use new technologies and do not master the relevant issues, in particular ethical, security, economic and psychological”, explains Professor Patrick Nataf, the training’s co-founder.
“Metavers en santé” is a training program that is practical, interactive, and interdisciplinary. To train future students, the diploma will utilize virtual reality and mixed reality augmented by the metaverse.
Students are not necessarily only future caregivers. Digital health projects will be developed by engineers, lawyers, start-ups, and IT specialists. The training includes introduction to mixed reality for patients, digital twins, introduction to web 3.0, as well as practical work, laboratory visits, studying digital tools. The 71 hours long module allows to train 120 students on- and off-site.