Latus Health, a U.K. based virtual / telehealth occupational health provider is developing the first virtual hospital in the metaverse. But even if you’re not into the whole NFT craze, Dr. Eli J. Hurowitz thinks this simple concept could be transformative in the way we approach global health.
Virtual Reality is becoming more and more real; intertwining with our lives in entertainment, news and now, possibly even healthcare. Latus Health recently announced that the U.K. based occupational medicine health provider is working on the fundamentals of their virtual clinic — the first of its kind in the metaverse.
Why is this important? Dr. Eli J. Hurowitz explains that this is significant because it has the potential to open up the way we approach occupational medicine — on a global scale. Being that a user (or patient, in this case) can log into VR for their virtual appointment from anywhere in the world, this means that people can be treated “virtually” anywhere. This would make a world of difference not only for convenience, but for the global possibility of treating patients across borders and even continents.