MetaLung: Towards a Secure Architecture for Lung Cancer Patient Care on the Metaverse

Michele Zanitti*, Mieszko Ferens, Alberto Ferrarin, Francesco Trovò, Vanja Miskovic, Arsela Prelaj, Ming Shen, Sokol Kosta

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The interest in metaverse applications by existing industries has seen massive growth thanks to the accelerated pace of research in key technological fields and the shift towards virtual interactions fueled by the Covid-19 pandemic. One key industry that can benefit from the integration into the metaverse is healthcare. The potential to provide enhanced care for patients affected by multiple health issues, from standard afflictions to more specialized pathologies, is being explored through the fabrication of architectures that can support metaverse applications. In this paper, we focus on the persistent issues of lung cancer detection, monitoring, and treatment, to propose MetaLung, a privacy and integrity-preserving architecture on the metaverse. We discuss the use cases to enable remote patient-doctor interactions, patient constant monitoring, and remote care. By leveraging technologies such as digital twins, edge computing, explainable AI, IoT, and virtual/augmented reality, we propose how the system could provide better assistance to lung cancer patients and suggest individualized treatment plans to the doctors based on their information. In addition, we describe the current implementation state of the AI-based Decision Support System for treatment selection, I3LUNG, and the current state of patient data collection.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2023 IEEE International Conference on Metaverse Computing, Networking and Applications, MetaCom 2023
Number of pages8
PublisherIEEE
Publication date6 Oct 2023
Pages201-208
Article number10271813
ISBN (Print)979-8-3503-3334-3
ISBN (Electronic)979-8-3503-3333-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2023
Event2023 IEEE International Conference on Metaverse Computing, Networking and Applications - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 26 Jun 202328 Jun 2023

Conference

Conference2023 IEEE International Conference on Metaverse Computing, Networking and Applications
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityKyoto
Period26/06/202328/06/2023

Keywords

  • metaverse
  • healthcare
  • IoT
  • security
  • XAI
  • architecture
  • digital twin
  • cancer

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