Building socioemotional environments in metaverses for virtual teams in healthcare: A conceptual exploration

Xiaodan Yu, Dawn Owens, Deepak Khazanchi

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Abstract

Metaverses are 3-dimentional (3D) virtual environments that allow people to interact with each other through software agents without physical limitations. There is great interest in the use of Metaverses for health and medical education. This paper examines the application of metaverses for supporting effective collaboration and knowledge sharing in virtual teams. Virtual teams have been used in health/medical area, such as home healthcare. However, the management of virtual teams is challenging. This study proposes that metaverses have the potential to provide socioemotional environments where individuals socially interact with others. Such socioemotional environments have the potential to facilitate effective collaboration and knowledge sharing in virtual teams. Building on previous research, we developed a conceptual model for understanding how metaverses enable the development of social-emotional environments in virtual teams.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHealth Information Science - First International Conference, HIS 2012, Proceedings
Pages4-12
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 16 2012
Event1st International Conference on Health Information Science, HIS 2012 - Beijing, China
Duration: Apr 8 2012Apr 10 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7231 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Health Information Science, HIS 2012
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period4/8/124/10/12

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Keywords

  • Collaboration
  • Metaverse
  • Socioemotional environment
  • Virtual teams

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Yu, X., Owens, D., & Khazanchi, D. (2012). Building socioemotional environments in metaverses for virtual teams in healthcare: A conceptual exploration. In Health Information Science - First International Conference, HIS 2012, Proceedings (pp. 4-12). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7231 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-29361-0_3