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The eHealth Arena and Online Virtual Worlds: A New Paradigm for Internet Delivered Health Care

Jacquelyn Ford Morie and Eric Chance
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Jacquelyn Ford Morie: All These Worlds, LLC, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Eric Chance: All These Worlds, LLC, Los Angeles, CA, USA

International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations (IJGCMS), 2013, vol. 5, issue 3, 27-42

Abstract: Virtual Worlds, a recent addition to Internet offerings, are connected social spaces that have geographies and are populated by people using avatar representations. These spaces hold a great deal of promise as part of a future portfolio of eHealth offerings. Utilizing virtual worlds, health care can be widely distributed and accessible via the Internet. They have particular affordances that lend themselves to achieving and supporting many types of health care. This paper describes some of the current applications that use virtual worlds as part of eHealth care, as well as future research that will factor into the way these activities develop. These examples are paving the way for virtual worlds to be part of the way people access health care in the future.

Date: 2013
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