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The first hospital in metaverse

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Imagine a completely virtual healthcare facility that allows you to immerse avatars in situation to train in its different areas such as the operating room, the patient’s room, the intensive care unit, or even resuscitation. This first hospital in metaverse (or metaverse) comes from the inventiveness, even the flair of a Rennes startup, Simangoas this nascent industry is struggling for the moment to keep its promises while all the giants of the digital like MicrosoftApple or Facebookwho by the way, a strong sign, is now called Meta… The metaverse has existed for about twenty years but has only been seriously democratized for 4 years with technological advances and more widespread uses due to the fact that geeks of yesterday have become the adults of today notes Vincent-Dozhwal Bagot, CEO of Simango.

Recipes from the world of gaming

In any case, Simango has a clear and ambitious objective: to create an even more successful learning experience thanks to a digital twinimmersive, collaborative and interactive. The startup sees enormous potential in this to exploit the knowledge and skills acquired in a parallel virtual world, then transpose them into a universe real professional. His ” Learning Metasystem will also use for this purpose recipes proven by the world of video game, a pioneer in the field. ” The concept of avatar, which involves more the user, but also the multiplayer aspect with the possibility of communication synchronous which has proven itself in the world of gaming will enrich and e-learning enthuses Vincent-Dozhwal Bagot, who describes himself as public health doctor by training and developer by passion ».

Digital certificates to validate the training

Another innovation to give even more credit to these learnings in the metaverse: digital certificates in the blockchain. Designed according to the model of NFTthe open-badge or digital badges will provide training with validity and unity of value on the type of knowledge acquired. According to the director of Simango, Guillaume Maquinay, “ the training metaverse must have its own knowledge currency. We will not issue a training certificate, we will issue a digital good that will have real value for the institution or the individual who will receive them ».

An already proven know-how

The start-up relies on an already proven know-how. At the end of December 2021, after three years of creation, almost 100,000 learners were able to benefit from training modules in virtual reality. The 25 scenarios already available follow a training path based on a health establishment in which it is possible to move around and choose the most suitable module. Among them, training on mobile to learn the gestures and protocols related to nasopharyngeal and antigen testsor the discovery of a virtual reality intensive care unit co-built with the Vivalto group.

Simango becomes Metasimango

« The foundations are ready, the whole challenge of the R&D center is to create connections between all these spaces in 2022, to form a single universe, a virtual health establishment, in which learners will be able to move around and explore the different areas to train “, explains Vincent-Dozhwal Bagot. For this, the startup is launching an intermediate fundraiser of 3 to 5 million euros, changing its name to Metasimango and setting itself a three-year deadline to deliver a complete scalable training experience based on the principles of the metaverse. The first deliverables of Learning Metasystem will arrive in September 2022.

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