Time Travel Simulations for Transformative Health
At the 2013 Digital Health Conference in New York City, Medical Avatar CEO Virgil Wong demonstrated how 3-D time travel simulations of a patient’s own body can improve health content comprehension, inspire behavior changes, and visually communicate complex symptoms and medical histories. Time travel simulations are helping patients better understand their past medical data and empowering them to make changes in the present to strengthen their chances for a healthier future.
The personalized mental models of patients shape daily health behaviors. These behaviors can reduce the threat of chronic diseases, which account for 70% of deaths annually in the U.S. and more than 75% of the $2.7 trillion cost of healthcare. Good choices patients make day-to-day regarding nutrition, fitness, and stress management can reverse conditions like diabetes and heart disease and support decades of optimal health and well-being.