Department   Research Institutes and Facilities, Research Institutes and Facilities
   Position   Associate Professor (Fixed Term)
Language Japanese
Title Developing a New Patient Engagement Healthcare Model through the Digital Transformation of Peer Support.
Conference The 32nd Annual Congress of Japan Society of Computer Aided Surgery
Conference Type Nationwide Conferences
Presentation Type Speech
Lecture Type General
Date 2023/12/01
Holding period 2023/12/01~2023/12/03
Society abstract 日本コンピュータ外科学会誌 25(3),** 2023
Summary In response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, peer support, a vital connection between patients and medical professionals, faced limitations due to restricted direct interactions. To address this, we transitioned to the digital sphere, embracing the Metaverse and AI technologies. Through digitization, we quantitatively evaluated the value of peer support, capturing the essence of human interaction, the "voice," using machine learning and generative AI. Our initiatives, like "WithUs" and the "Social Bazaar," amalgamated peer support with education and digital experiences, enabling individuals with disabilities to provide support and foster emotional understanding. These efforts extended into the Metaverse, creating spaces for networking and addressing regional issues, especially for young carers and people with disabilities. Through <peer support x education x DX> and <Community x Medical/Welfare x DX> approaches, we engaged local governments, in combating social isolation among youth. Additionally, the "Voice-to-Reality Project" utilized AI analysis and generative AI to enhance communication within the Metaverse, ensuring meaningful conversations among participants. Collaborations with researchers from diverse sectors aimed at the sustainable expansion of peer support, aligning with multiple SDGs and significantly contributing to societal advancement by 2030.
Key words: peer support, virtual reality, healthcare communication, Patient and Public Involvement