Mount Sinai Uses VR And Body Scanning To Provide Patients Comprehensive Annual Visit
The Lab100 program infuses the latest healthcare technology with patient-focused attention that takes roughly 90 minutes to complete, streamlining the checkup process by delivering immediate results
Mount Sinai is changing the familiar routine of the annual exam by powering it with virtual technology. The new program Lab100 uses virtual reality and 3D body scanners to measure all aspects of a patient’s health. The program is currently in beta testing and is projected to release this fall.
Although Lab100 uses cutting edge technology, it still maintains a physician-patient relationship that is characteristic of a traditional checkup. CNBC recently got a preview of the services Lab100 has to offer and reported what patients should expect.
The program begins with patients filling out an assessment of their daily habits and medical history. Next, a nurse measures health vitals and a photograph of the patient, who then changes into a tight-fitting garment and steps into a body scanner that measures body composition. The patient then tests their strength through a virtual reality headset that also measures their gait and balance. They then get to sit down and measure their brain health through cognition tests.
Unlike traditional tests that take days or weeks, Lab100 reveals results almost instantly. The comprehensive exam takes 90 minutes and is not recommended as a replacement for disease diagnoses.