Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Hospital of the Future in Second Life

Virtual Palomar West in Second Life, an architectural and conceptual visualization of The Hospital of the Future opening in 2011. Powered by a Cisco Medical-Grade Network that converges information and communications technology along with clinical and building automation systems onto a single network, Palomar West will transform the future of healthcare as we know it. Palomar West is a showcase of architectural and medical technology innovations driven by flexibility for efficiency, environmental conservation, and patient and staff comfort. Experience The Hospital of the Future— today!”

The design of the hospital is modern, and the Second Life version of the hospital is a model of the physical campus that will be built (by the year 2011) in San Diego, California, packed with the medical-grade Cisco technology.
A collaborative Connected Health community uses Cisco Medical-Grade Network solutions to help improve caregiver efficiencies and enhance the patient experience.

Watch the video to see what they are planning to build in RL.



It is another piece of excellence with what they have accomplished in Second Life. And besides this application in healthcare, it could also be an opportunity for architects to visit the virtual building they have created on paper before having it built.

3 comments:

Winter said...

Working RL in a Telecom, Cisco is one of our major business partners. We are already offering some of their solutions in health care in Portugal.
Didn't know about the Hospital in SL, but I will take a look for sure!
Thankx for the always useful information Looker :)

Ramesh Ramloll said...

This is a great example of a medical application in SL. A lot more will follow this example. I am looking forward to make accessible a virtual version of a real world hospital in SL. http://irhbt.typepad.com/virtually_yours/2008/02/the-building-of.html

Looker Lumet said...

your welcome Winter!;)

thnx Ramesh, to share your thoughts.;)