PixelMax Builds a Metaverse for Alder Hey Hospital to Support Child Patients
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PixelMax Builds a Metaverse for Alder Hey Hospital to Support Child Patients

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The leading virtual workspace solutions provider, PixelMax, has created a remarkable Metaverse for the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital based in Liverpool, England. The novel immersive environment intends to acclimatize child patients before their radiology visits to reduce delayed and canceled appointments for the hospital.

Data from the National Health Service (NHS) suggests that missed appointments cost healthcare services £162 million and fritter away roughly 40 hours of clinical time each month.

The Manchester-based company has developed a 3D replica of the hospital’s radiology department where the patients can interact with immersive experiences featuring several elements, such as virtual badges, X-Ray machines, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners, and more.

The new 3D replica joins the hospital’s broader digital offering, ALDERPLAY, a virtual playground explicitly designed for child patients. The interactive world can be accessed through a web link across devices, helping to familiarize, distract, and reward children to facilitate a more efficient treatment.

“This project with Alder Hey really exemplifies that spirit. By crafting our bespoke, interactive 3D world, we hope that visiting the hospital will become a lot less of a daunting prospect for young patients and their families,” said Andy Sands, Co-Founder of PixelMax.

Ian Hennessey, Alder Hey Innovation Clinical Director, highlighted the institution’s commitment to exploring and deploying cutting-edge technologies to ‘solve real-world healthcare challenges.’ PixelMax has helped the hospital achieve a significant milestone in its endeavor.

Additionally, the company had executed a similar project for The Christie Hospital in Manchester and had also created a UEFA Women’s Champions League Final virtual world.

Several companies and institutions worldwide have begun developing their own solutions to support patients across several domains, such as mental health, post-surgical treatment, and treating progressive illnesses.

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