The metaverse is still a topic of debate in the crypto space. Much has been written about the metaverse changing games, nurturing a creator-centered economy, and reorganizing education. However, one aspect of the discussion that has been overlooked is the impact of Metaverse on the health industry.
While the pandemic has accelerated digital health, there is room for improvement in areas such as cost efficiency, accessibility and patient care. These deficiencies can be addressed by incorporating technologies such as AR and VR into the health industry.
Metaverse is changing the healthcare industry model by focusing on the individual rather than the service provider, making the customer journey more personal. It will no longer be limited to treatment, but to prevention at an affordable cost.
Health 5.0——Innovative promotion led by Metaverse
The healthcare industry has gone through four stages of transformation from production and industrialization to automation and digitization. The fifth phase, Health 5.0, will include major technological developments driven by the Metaverse.
Innovations brought by Metaverse have impacted the healthcare industry in areas such as medical education, virtual consultations, and personalized health plans.
For example, a virtual consultation in a virtual world would allow patients to immerse themselves in scenarios recreated by the therapist. Because the environment is tailored to the patient, they will feel safe and relaxed, allowing for more effective treatment. Additionally, medical data is secured and recorded on the blockchain, giving patients more control over their information.
For example, the Whealth project developed by Limoverse involves the creation of lifestyle plans based on personal genomics and metabolic analysis. Users will be able to complete EPLIMO (Epigenetic Lifestyle Modification) to understand their genetic metabolic profile and personalise plans to improve their lifestyle. Users can also work with certified lifestyle coaches through Limoverse to improve their health at a much lower cost and more convenient than today’s traditional methods. Through this process, users can also earn LIMO tokens as a reward for pursuing a healthier lifestyle.
Innovative projects in the Metaverse can be incentivized through tokens or NFTs, enabling individuals to pursue different health plans. Most projects in the mobile monetization space are limited in the way they engage with and reward users for improving their lifestyles. Projects like Limoverse are creating an entire ecosystem that not only rewards users for monitoring and improving their health, but also allows users to connect with organizations and individuals who can help them on their journey. This, in turn, greatly improves the use cases of metaverses in healthcare, while implementing and maintaining the metaeconomy.