As the metaverse shifts from hype to reality, organisations and individuals are excited to experiment with these cutting-edge technologies. Gartner predicts that by 2026, one in four people will spend at least an hour a day in the metaverse. Powered by emerging technologies such as digital twins and edge computing, almost one in three organisations will have metaverse-ready products and services.
As the metaverse matures, the new technology is already reimagining how essential services like healthcare operate. While still in its nascent stage, it could potentially redefine how healthcare services are delivered to patients. Especially in Australia, the strain on health care has never been more evident.
The federal health minister declared that primary care is “in worse shape than it’s been in the entire Medicare era” and has made it his top priority. The metaverse holds the potential to be the game changer we need to alleviate the national healthcare crisis. This convergence of technologies is giving rise to a new environment where the industry can accelerate learning, create collaborative experiences and connect from anywhere.