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A virtual reality device created by Marion Surgical helps surgeons practise their skills on digital patients.
The pandemic exposed many weaknesses in Canada’s health-care system: We know too well about the overwhelmed hospitals and long-term-care homes; the exhausted workers and lives lost. Then there are the less obvious issues: non-existent domestic vaccine production, insufficient lab and manufacturing space for new drugs, labour shortages and a growing distrust in science. This hurts the long-term health of citizens and the economy — and if left unresolved, Canada can expect similar devastation when the next pandemic hits.
But Canada’s health-care system is more than a collection of clinics and hospitals. It’s a massive economic engine that is already working to solve these problems.
“Canada has the chance to be one of the world’s great stewards of innovative medicine and patient care,” says Rebecca Yu, an executive at Takeda, a biopharmaceutical company. “But the pandemic has taught us there’s a lot of work to be done — supporting our early-stage innovators and building essential manufacturing infrastructure is key to achieving this objective.”

Source: Toronto Daily Star

Date: April 22nd, 2022

Link: https://www.thestar.com/business/mars/2022/04/20/from-misinformation-to-the-metaverse-how-tech-is-reshaping-health-care.html

Discussion

  1. The article talks about “Activate your headsets: medicine enters the metaverse“. Is this a realistic use case for the metaverse?
  2. How could medicine and healthcare move into the metaverse?

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