Medicine in Second Life, the virtual world

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Describing how virtual worlds can be used in medical education (virtual presentation for a course of the Nova Southeastern University).

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Medicine in Second Life, the virtual world

  1. 1. Medicine in Second Life, the virtual world Bertalan Meskó, MD University of Debrecen, Hungary Medical and Health Science Center Webicina.com Scienceroll.com Managing director and founder Author
  2. 2. secondlife.com >20 million users >30,000,000 hours
  3. 3. What does Second Life mean to people?
  4. 4. Game? Work? Tool? Location? Fun? ? Sport? Demonstration? Appearance?
  5. 5. Registration Regisztráció Not real name Download, install
  6. 6. What can we do? Fly Teleport Use vehicles Animations Sell-buy Build
  7. 7. Communication Chat IM Voice Video E-mail
  8. 8. Advantages Disadvantages 3D! Non-controllable Fast communication Driven by money... Appearance Slow, requires serious hardware Video, audio, images, animations Hard to use Presence! Not exactly real
  9. 9. How doctors and students use it?
  10. 10. Ann Myers Medical Center ammc.wordpress.com
  11. 11. Medical simulations and case presentations
  12. 12. Cardiac murmurs
  13. 13. Imperial College of London
  14. 14. Scifoo Camp
  15. 15. Scifoo Lives On
  16. 16. Scifoo Lives On
  17. 17. Scifoo Lives On
  18. 18. Genome Island
  19. 19. Ontario Health Center
  20. 20. Ontario Health Center
  21. 21. Ontario Health Center
  22. 22. How can patients use it?
  23. 23. Healthinfo Island
  24. 24. Virtual Ability
  25. 25. Virtual Support Center
  26. 26. SL Stroke
  27. 27. Following health events? slhealthy.wetpaint.com nature.com/secondnature scifooliveson.wikispaces.com Scienceroll.com
  28. 28. No need to register No need to install Real names Easy presentations Totally free
  29. 29. Thank you for your attention! berci.mesko@gmail.com Scienceroll.com Webicina.com

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