Here is a link to an eHealth blog listed on the Journal of Medical Internet Research’s website. The blog was posted today regarding a website called Visuland.com, which will launch on Thursday, September 29. It is a “virtual realm” which provides 3-dimensional communication among doctors and patients, and is intended to create a sense of community. The blog also includes demo videos which teach first-time users how to navigate through Visuland. This type of virtual communication could truly help educate and comfort patients, making them feel more informed and at ease in a hospital environment. I feel it is tied in with telemedicine; only it’s a more informal and less sophisticated means of telecommunication between a doctor and his/her patient. From the looks of the demo, it seems that Visuland is aesthetically similar to the popular computer game, Sims, meaning it could appeal to teenagers and young adults.
Original Post by Gisella Collazo