Development and branding of the first virtual class in the field of medical sciences

In Tabriz University of Medical Sciences in Metaverse platform


By : 



Dr Peyman Keyhanvar
ARTAN1100 Knowledge Based Startup complex


Ordered by:

 Tabriz University of Medical Sciences

November 2022

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General purpose of plan

Development and branding of the first virtual class in the field of medical and health sciences at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences in Metaverse platform.

Specific purpose of plan

1- Designing and implementing an educational class in the field of general and mental health in the society according to the culture for 1 to 2 hours – Suggested title:



2- Designing and implementing an educational class in the field of Course Plan for the specialized course of medical and health sciences for 2 to 3 hours – Suggested title:

  • ♦ Regenerative medicine

  • ♦ Medical Nanomaterials

  • ♦ Medical Terminology

Provider of Plan

Artan 1100 in collaboration with:

  • ♦ University Virtual Education Center

  • ♦ Working group of entrepreneurship and knowledge-based jobs in medical education

  • ♦ The working group for the development of education and new technologies for promotion

  • ♦ Committee of artificial intelligence, blockchain and metaverse of the computer trade union system of East Azarbaijan province.

  • ♦ Digital Economy and Health Commission

Executor of plan  

Dr. Peyman Kayhan Var

Introduction and problem statement

Medical education in Metaverse platform

Metaverse is one of the most important words that has not only entered the dictionary, but every day we hear new and exciting news about it, and Metaverse movies are quickly circulating on social networks. The same world or ecosystem that allows users to interact with each other as avatars in a 3D environment and in the cloud. The world of the Metaverse functions as a digital environment, but it also has certain “real” aspects.


In other words, Metaverse is a parallel digital reality that consists of virtual reality, mixed reality and augmented reality technologies. This has the potential to transform the way doctors are trained and how they work in the traditional reality, and therefore, with the emergence of this new technology, new concepts and opportunities have arisen regarding safety, feasibility, and the doctor-patient relationship, and it seems that it can be It is now used in medical education, examples such as using VR to teach surgery, angiography, CPR and…

On the other hand, the use of Metaverse in medicine has shown that it is possible to carry out remote examinations in the online environment and patients can meet doctors without going to the hospital, especially in cases and diseases that do not require physical control. In the near future, even different surgeries will be performed independently of place, time and physical ability, without the need for doctor and patient to travel between countries. It is possible that the development of digital surgery will expand further with Metaverse.


Therefore, various meetings, conferences and professional trainings are being developed at the global level, where developments in the field of medicine will be accessible simultaneously from all over the world with the presence of doctors and PhD candidates.

In the field of education, the most important feature of Metaverse is interaction with medical students, and the most important advantage of Metaverse is that it allows people to interact with each other while taking practical online medical courses, unlike the current one-way education. Healthcare uses it in medical education for simulation training rather than knowledge dissemination. For example, advanced manual skills and interactions require additional technology in metaverse-based medical education to be more successful.

Surgery and its training in Metaverse

For example, surgery requires not only an understanding of the metaverse, but also the use of tools that require skillful grasping abilities. This requires the use of appropriate hardware or tracking technologies, so Metaverse technology should be more flexible and adaptable.

Today, worldwide, an increasing number of doctors and specialists use virtual reality to train other doctors and medical staff, and can use virtual reality to imitate operations applied in the real world. It is possible to view the details of each interaction on the desktop screen, and as mentioned earlier, even surgical procedures are possible using augmented reality. As previously used in medical operations, augmented reality is now being used in more complex surgeries. Whether it’s removing dangerous tumors or performing complex spine surgery, surgeons are always looking for better ways to do things. While robot-assisted operations were already used to perform complex procedures with precision and flexibility, the use of robotics was a relatively recent development.


Surgeons use VR, AR and AI technologies in Metaverse to prepare a precise surgery; In this way, specialists receive a completely accurate three-dimensional view of the patient’s body and plan surgical operations on it. This simulation reduces the possibility of errors in surgery and increases the quality of surgery.


Health in Metaverse is completely guaranteed, the benefits of using it have been noticed by many doctors. You might be interested to know how the first surgical experiment in the Metaverse took place.


The first use of Metaverse in surgery was for spine surgery. Using this technology, doctors were able to perform everything on a 3D sample of the patient’s body before physical surgery. They inserted 6 screws into the patient’s spine and two days later, another group of surgeons removed the screws from the spine. Both teams had special headphones and headsets.


The donated headsets and headphones gave them the ability to see the patient’s internal organs. This made them undergo a successful surgery.

Note that this technology was not used in the surgery itself, but only for planning the operating room.


Today, most top medical schools use medicine in the metaverse to raise the performance level of their students. They use VR for surgical training. Oculus technology (produced by Facebook) is used by the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in the United States to teach orthopedic surgery to medical students. By using headphones and headsets, students can see all the surgical procedures.


Due to the fact that this learning is done virtually, the student’s mistake during the process will be reminded by the teacher to correct the mistake in the next time.


Professors at the University of Miami School of Medicine in the United States of America use Metaverse technology to teach medical emergencies such as the treatment of injured patients, heart attacks and strokes, or gunshot wounds; In a way that they can perform surgery on 3D samples in virtual reality so that they can have successful surgery on real samples in the not too distant future, when the trainees also become doctors.


For the first time in the world, breast cancer surgery was performed remotely with the help of Metaverse. This operation was done in such a way that one of the doctors was on the spot and accompanied the patient and was physically present in the surgery room; While the other surgeon was 900 kilometers away and in another country.


This surgery was performed by two different doctors in two different countries; Dr. Goya in Portugal, the actual location of the surgery, and Dr. Andres Luna, in Spain, 900 km away, as a surgical supervisor. The only thing Dr. Anders Luna needed for the surgery was a laptop, through which, through a private network and using a German software, he was able to access Dr. Goya’s information and observations.


Despite the long distance between the two surgeons, everything went according to plan. According to the reports, the operation was successful and was performed in such a way that the supervising surgeon stood next to the performing surgeon and supervised the operation; While there was a real distance of 900 km.


During an interview, Dr. Goya said that this technology can be very useful for surgical students who are undergoing an internship. Medicine in Metaverse gives them the ability to virtually participate in remote operations and be present in the operating room. He also added that he believed that operating room monitoring could become one of the main and inseparable features of surgery and operations in the coming years.

Nursing and metaverse

Metaverse has also been used to bridge the gap between nursing school and real-life patient care. In this case, it will be the responsibility of educators and preceptorships to provide quality information that may be used in virtual programs to simulate nursing abilities on site, and learners should feel that after doing this in the metaverse environment. A clinical field experience program is no different from clinical treatment. It is a huge addition to healthcare and is going to improve patient care, especially in the long term.

Also, virtual reality and augmented reality have already made changes in the lives of patients. Even in the most basic procedures, such as intravenous injections and blood draws, new technology such as Accuvein’s skin-predicted vein mapping may improve outcomes.


Optimus Mixed Reality, which uses Microsoft’s HoloLens to merge the real and virtual worlds, was recently unveiled by Zimmer Biomet and Medtronic following the company’s acquisition of Digital Surgery. As evidenced by these expanding MedTech jobs and the growing number of startups creating AR and VR solutions, the surgical environment is likely to undergo significant changes soon.

Healthcare in the Metaverse

Also worth mentioning is the Veyond Metaverse, which brings together healthcare professionals from around the world to collaborate on medical operations. Real-time, cloud-based communication technologies allow professionals to practice their skills with the highest precision to ensure that everyone receives the most satisfactory health care anytime, anywhere.

The metaverse holds great promise for innovation and healthcare improvement in its infancy. It will be fascinating to watch the evolution of the implementation. It’s very attractive to have a place where people can face reality without necessarily experiencing reality. This is probably one of the reasons why the metaverse has been recognized as one of the best innovations in the healthcare industry in recent years. While the metaverse is very promising, it is still a new field and has its shortcomings. Its complications will only require new solutions in the next few years.


In the metaverse space, even students can examine the anatomy of the human body in an educational environment, i.e. virtual reality, and the possibility of solving problems, creating creativity, and creating learning spaces on this platform is available to them indefinitely.


On the other hand, it is possible to achieve new approaches to link healthcare practitioners and patients through game concepts in non-game situations. Currently, the application of AR in healthcare is limited to fitness and fitness applications, such as using virtual teachers to provide better exercises. Virtual reality has also improved the quality of life for dementia patients.


For example, a research paper published in 2013 used virtual reality headsets to “visit one of five virtual landscapes,” including a church and beach sand. Study participants could recall earlier memories more quickly after 16 supervised sessions, which boosted their mood. (mental stimulation)

Counseling in Metaverse

Remote consultation in Metaverse has caused patients to not have the limitation of choosing doctors and specialists in their area; That is, Canadian patients can refer to UK specialists or vice versa without any physical travel.

The only thing that is needed for this digital journey and treatment is the presence of headsets and headphones for the patient and the specialist. This technology is very useful; Especially in areas of the world where there is a shortage of medical professionals or people have difficulty accessing treatment.

Psychiatry and psychology in Metaverse

Metaverse has great potential in remote mental health. Psychologists, psychiatrists, and therapists can use this technology to treat conditions such as anxiety disorders, hallucinations, psychosis, appetite disorders, phobia treatment, and many other mental illnesses. A percentage of people feel lonely, which causes social isolation.


Social isolation is very dangerous; So that it causes premature death for any race with any age and gender. According to existing surveys, a large percentage of people who suffer from social isolation have not been able to provide medical services due to various limitations such as the weather, the distance to the psychologist’s office, etc.


This issue made Metaverse offer the possibility of receiving mental health services in this technology; In such a way that people can communicate with their psychiatrist and therapist anywhere in the world with only special headsets and can eliminate their mental problems little by little. In other words, Metaverse has been able to make mental health and experienced therapists easier for all people, especially those who face geographical and physical barriers.

Importance of plan

In education, technological revolutions are often considered as slow processes. Most of the work done in education is based on principles that are rooted in human civilization. Consequently, education can be described as an evolutionary construct, that is, something that can be seen in nature as vital to the creation of a flourishing population. It is written in our DNA and goes back to the origin of life.

Given the reliance on consistency in instruction, it’s understandable that teachers gravitate toward tried-and-tested methods to inspire and engage their students. Therefore, a conservative perspective is considered in the education sector. Changes in curricula and knowledge of teaching methods are done slowly and carefully and need to be justified.

These principles exist at all levels of education, but in the digital age they seem to be used more often, as new possibilities for interaction between student, teacher and content become available. Simple extensions of interaction, such as live co-writing on a digital document or the use of survey software, can change learning methods.

Virtual reality will change everything, including academic research, but how do we use virtual reality to enhance learning experiences?

This is evident recently in emerging discussions of metamorphosis, a concept that describes the transfer of learning into the virtual world to such an extent that distinctions between physical and virtual, offline and online, real and unreal disappear.

Simply put, the higher education metaverse is thought of as a virtual reality learning environment that we’ve all been in before. More than a decade ago, universities launched campuses in Second Life and more recently in Minecraft, often replicating real campuses or buildings in a virtual version.

At the University of Salford, this year they launched a virtual reality campus in the Metaverse. They also showcase these spaces through major public events, such as the Cheltenham Science Festival and the Royal Society Summer of Science. There are compelling reasons to start in such virtual worlds, all of which relate to the assumption that the metaverse is much more than a virtual reality.

What’s really hard for skeptics of these virtual worlds is how different participating in them is from using virtual reality headsets. It’s simply something that needs to be tried to truly understand its potential. These remarkable devices – now the price of a games console – manage to achieve a remarkable degree of remote presence where others have fallen far short. When Facebook changed its name to Meta, it was mainly through the acquisition of Oculus and the creation of its Horizon universes that it represents this evolution.

When you step into the world of Meta’s Horizon, you immediately understand why these VR experiences are a definite game changer in our future digital lives. Unlike any other screen encounter you’ve had, the feeling of being in this new virtual world is profound and different. We are placed inside the screen by the device and it is enticing.

Another attractive feature of some of these worlds is that they leave no digital footprints behind you. In the world of Meta’s Horizon, users are told that, like in the old world in pre-social media times, interactions leave no traces and at least nothing that can be accessed. Users are not allowed to record, and so the space is different from almost every other aspect of our digital lives. There are also no distractions from other devices, screens, or people outside of cyberspace. It is completely convincing and versatile.

These types of digital worlds may still be a long way off for many higher education institutions, but Metaverse is building the infrastructure to embrace them as demand for more advanced experiences, especially those that do more than recreate the physical world, increases. Finds. The most exciting aspect of the Metaverse isn’t just the creation of alternate universes, the design of which is only limited by the imagination. Rather, it is the realization that the metaverse is a concept that underpins a culture of digital innovation that will serve the sector in many ways.

As such, while a university may be tempted to create a metaverse twin of its campus, it’s more fun to bring students to a virtual version of the campus that resembles anything not found in the physical world.

The importance of public and private electives offered to the public

Scientists believe that health has the following dimensions:


1-Physical health: It is the health of the body, which is achieved through eating and drinking correctly, exercising regularly, avoiding harmful habits, becoming aware and feeling responsible for health and well-being, seeking the necessary medical care and participating in activities. which helps prevent disease, is realized (Edlin et al., 1999). Physical health is a positive perception and expectation of a proper physical condition. It is a fact that we lack the tools to fully describe and predict health, especially positive health (Edlin et al., 1999).


2-Social health: It means the ability to perform social roles effectively and efficiently without harming others. Social health is actually the assessment of a person’s condition and work in society. This dimension of health has been considered jointly by psychologists and sociologists (Edlin et al., 1999).

3-Emotional health: This dimension of health refers to understanding emotions and the correct way to deal with problems that arise in daily life and how to tolerate stress (Edlin et al., 1999).


4-Mental health: Mental health means having an open mind to new ideas and concepts. In other words, mental health is the understanding that a person internally has the necessary and appropriate energy to perform rational activities. Researchers believe that too much or too little activity has a negative impact on health. A moderate amount of intellectual activity is optimal and appropriate (Naidu, 2000).


5-Spiritual health: There are many definitions about spiritual health. For example, according to Edlin et al. (1999), spiritual health means “a state of balance and order with oneself and others and the ability to balance internal needs with the demands of the rest of the world”. Ellison (1986) considers spiritual health to be “a unified force of mind and body” and Greenberg (1986) considers it to be “a belief in a unifying force” and some other authors consider spiritual health to be “a positive perception of the meaning and purpose of life” (Babapour). , 1381).


6-Mental health: Different authors have provided different definitions of mental health. This diversity in definitions can be caused by different approaches in psychology and different beliefs of the authors regarding the different components that exist in connection with mental health and sometimes due to the results obtained from some studies. Before dealing with the definition of mental health, it is necessary to point out one point. Although the three words “mental health” and “mental health” and “mental well-being” have different meanings, they are sometimes used interchangeably (Harshen Sen, 1988, translated by Menshi Toosi, 1374: 53).


Mental health is a specialized field within the scope of psychiatry, and its purpose is to create mental health by preventing mental illnesses, controlling factors affecting the occurrence of mental illnesses, early diagnosis of mental illnesses, prevention of complications caused by the return of mental illnesses, and creating a healthy environment for establishing relationships. Sahih is human, so mental health is a science for well-being, social welfare and logical compromise with life events (Harshen Sen, 1988, translated by Menshi Toosi, 1374: 53).


Mental health is one of the dimensions of health according to the definition of the World Health Organization (WHO), which at the same time is considered a neglected part of health in society, which requires more awareness and information.


Psychiatric disorders in Iran have the second highest burden of diseases after unintentional accidents in the country and in fact account for 16% of the burden of diseases, so that the amount of years lost due to disability (Dally) caused by this disease is equal to 2436 doli per 100 thousand people. And the national mental health survey that was published in 2010 showed that 23.6 percent of people aged 15 to 64 in the country had one or more psychiatric disorders in the 12 months before the survey, and anxiety disorders (15.6) and mood disorders respectively. (14.6), have the highest prevalence among psychiatric disorders.


These statistics and existing trends indicate that mental health and its related problems are not given the attention and attention they should be in Iran’s health system. Paying attention to mental health can be examined in two sectors: policy making and service delivery. Political analysis studies in Iran show that the neglect of mental health as an important aspect of social welfare is quite visible in Iran’s policies and strategic plans. Such analyzes indicate the lack of evidence-informed policies at the country’s macro-planning levels in order to face this important health challenge. The lack of macro-policies regarding mental health has led to numerous challenges, each of which has fueled the aggravation of this unfavorable situation. Among these, we can point out the lack of desirable programs for social support, the lack of social participation mechanisms, and the lack of proper public information in the field of mental health.


On the other hand, due to the lack of appropriate and evidence-informed policies, service delivery has also been accompanied by challenges. Although many executive programs have been designed at the executive levels of the Ministry of Health, Medical Education and Medical Education of Iran to improve mental health, but in practice we see that there are many neglected capacities in the Iranian health and treatment system to improve mental health.


Studies show that social and emotional skills are acquired rather than inherited, and training can seriously improve them. Therefore, the promotion of these skills in professors and students should be prioritized in in-service training during the corona and post-corona epidemic.


Meanwhile, the two concepts of “resilience” and “mindfulness” result in satisfaction with life by reducing emotional problems (or increasing the level of mental health). The effect of resilience variable on life satisfaction is indirect.

In the following, a brief explanation of the proposed materials for teaching in Metaverse is provided:


Especially after the corona era, new concepts of soft skills appeared more than before, and among these concepts, resilience can play a significant role in maintaining people’s health and psychological and social balance. Of course, previously this concept was strongly emphasized in the range of concepts related to sustainable development, and it had gained special importance among soft skills, which the Corona pandemic emphasized more than ever.

Garamzi and Masten have defined resilience as a process, ability or result of successful adaptation to threatening environmental conditions, which plays an important role in dealing with stresses and threats to life and its adverse effects. In other words, resilience is the ability to adjust the level of control according to environmental conditions. Of course, resilience is not only stability against injuries or threatening conditions, and it is not a passive state in facing dangerous conditions, but an active and constructive company in one’s surroundings; In other words, resilience is a person’s ability to maintain biological-psychological balance in dangerous conditions. In addition, it is the positive emotional and cognitive consequences that play an important role.


Researchers believe that resilience is a type of self-repair with greater compatibility and satisfaction with life.



Present awareness or mindfulness is a specific state of alertness and attention that occurs in the present moment and includes purposeful attention to internal and external experiences, without judgment and cognitive filters.

Mindfulness helps a person to have a clean and balanced mind so that he can focus on one thing, improve his performance and benefit from it to reduce and manage stress. In addition, the person is in the present and can achieve whatever he wants. Considering the many benefits of mindfulness, it is necessary for all people to benefit from this technique and help their physical and mental health.


By continuously practicing this technique, you can train the brain and create new connections (synapses); As a result, it is possible to discard harmful habits and replace them with healthy habits. Also, numerous studies show that when people start practicing mindfulness, their relationships improve; That is, with the help of these exercises, people gain the ability to communicate more by knowing themselves better and improving their habits and behavior.


On the other hand, mindfulness increases creativity. In fact, when all the capacity of our mind is full of issues and ideas and different points of view, we should not expect creativity. Mindfulness helps to increase this capacity and as a result to increase creativity. Mindfulness reduces depression and anxiety by increasing mental capacity so that instead of avoiding difficult experiences and emotions, you face them.


Mindfulness also reduces physical pain and plays an effective role in improving chronic diseases such as digestive, cardiac and respiratory psychosomatic problems by helping to control emotions through awareness of emotions. Mindfulness teaches you to embrace your bodily sensations instead of resisting them and denying their existence.


Mindfulness tells you how to use every moment of your life and get the most out of it, thus deepening your life. Among its other benefits is regulating bad eating habits. Compared to overeating or undereating, mindfulness offers better ways to regulate and deal with difficult emotions.

Regenerative Medicine

For decades, innovation in the field of medicine and treatment has gone towards basic studies, in the last few years, high-tech studies and achievements have greeted the world of health, and the sound of medical renaissance is being heard.

Regenerative medicine as one of the new fields of knowledge is developing rapidly and has accelerated in the past decade and now we are on the path of the fourth medical revolution, which has a wide perspective of medical and therapeutic developments with the help of cell therapy and regenerative medicine. has placed before us.


Now, due to the tight competition in this field in the world and West Asia, and due to the needs of the country’s medical field, the need to pay more attention to this field is felt more than ever, and on the other hand, the fourth chapter of Harrison’s book is one of the medical reference books. It refers to the subject of regenerative medicine, perhaps that is why a significant part of the world’s medical research is about the future of this field and the revolution created in it.


Iran has also reached a stage of growth and prosperity in the growth of knowledge-based companies in the field of science and technologies of stem cells and regenerative medicine, which has the 13th place in the world and can gradually enter the field of technology and product exports.


Regenerative medicine will transform the medical industry in the near future and promises to treat diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, diabetes, heart disease, kidney failure, osteoporosis and spinal cord injury. The goal of this branch of science is to find cures for diseases that were once incurable.


The field of regenerative medicine has opened a new window in the treatment of diseases, and with the help of new findings, it seeks to treat diseases that were previously classified as incurable or incurable diseases. This field is one of the most important topics in biotechnology research, and it is hoped that many diseases will be treated by using the new technologies of regenerative medicine.

Medical Nanomaterials

Today, nanotechnology has been widely used in many fields and sciences, including medicine. Compared to their bulk states, nanomaterials have unique properties. These improved properties combined with large surface area make them ideal for medical applications. Nanomaterials play a vital and important role in diagnosis and treatment in the field of medicine, which includes a range from fluorescent imaging to specific and targeted drug delivery.

Silver nanoparticles are another common nanomaterial used in medical research, which has been proven to have very good antimicrobial properties. The size of silver particles has a significant effect on their antibacterial activity. Silver in very low concentrations also has antibacterial properties. Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles are also widely used in molecular and cellular imaging. The main advantage of using nanomaterials based on iron oxide is their informality and biocompatibility. Viral nanoparticles and pseudoviral particles are also natural biological nanomaterials. Both of them are very promising candidates for the development of smart devices that can be used in various applications in medicine ranging from tissue-specific imaging to targeted drug delivery. The main advantage of using viral particles is their very good stability and biocompatibility.

Medical Terminology

Terminology is an English word that means the science of studying specialized words and terms. The topic of terminology is related to the translation of specialized words in a specific field. In this way, the role of translation becomes more important when dealing with specialized terms. In fact, for the translator of specialized texts, mastery and familiarity with the target language is not enough, but with sufficient knowledge and familiarity with scientific terms in the desired field, he must be able to understand the text and understand the specialized topic.

Most medical terms in use today come from a variety of sources, the main ones being Latin and Greek words. These terms are often derived from eponyms; The eponym is actually the name of the doctor or surgeon who discovered the method, operation or disease. Sometimes the names of mythological characters are also used. These sources are used as suffixes, prefixes and roots of words. To understand and translate medical terms into Farsi, it is better to get familiar with these things.

General implementation method

  • ♦ To implement the desired plan, the startup team should be formed first, and then the Value Proposition and the relevant BMC should be completed.

  • ♦ Then the Feasibility Study will be reviewed in relation to the plan, space and environment available in Metaverse and similar projects, and if necessary, a general analysis will be done on each one.

  • ♦ Then the process architecture and project management are designed and the tasks and steps continue based on the following:

  • ♦ The landing website is designed and developed to introduce the platform and how to work with it.

  • ♦ Next, the necessary land for development is bought or rented.

  • ♦ Then, together with the design team, graphics, animator, architecture, etc., the type of visual and graphic design in the Metaverse world is checked and determined, and if needed, personalization operations are also performed on ready-made designs for greater productivity.

  • ♦ Implementation and programming of the management system based on blockchain and artificial intelligence is done by team building.

  • ♦ The relevant training is determined and filming begins.

  • ♦ The final issues of UI and UX of the system are done.

  • ♦ Tests are performed on the client.

  • ♦ From the beginning of branding, it is done in line with logo design, organizational color and other elements of brand identity.