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Level Ex Expands into Pulmonology with Its Newest Video Game, Pulm Ex
CHICAGO, Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Level Ex, award-winning creators of industry-leading video games for physicians, announced the launch of its newest game title, Pulm Ex, at this week's CHEST 2018 Annual Meeting.
A free mobile game for iOS and coming soon for Android, Pulm Ex presents challenging and rare patient case scenarios in general and interventional pulmonology. Through state-of-the-art visual effects and market-proven game design principles, Pulm Ex enables physicians to hone their skills on highly realistic virtual patients. The game will feature a library of pulmonary cases, including obstructive and restrictive diseases, foreign bodies, endobronchial masses, and lung cancers. Users can perform procedures such as bronchoscopy on lifelike simulations of the trachea and bronchial tree.
Founder and CEO, Sam Glassenberg, who launched Level Ex in 2015, said "Pulm Ex is our most challenging game to date. Advanced levels captivate even experts in pulmonology. The reception has been incredible with physicians audibly cheering during play, and posting their victories during our nationwide play tests. The technology and video game mechanics in Pulm Ex are a leap forward toward our goal to bring immersive and skill-advancing video game experiences to doctors across the globe on the device they use the most - their phone."
Award-winning game developers at Level Ex work side-by-side with leading clinical specialists to create ultra-realistic virtual patient case scenarios. Physicians can treat simulated patients that breathe, bleed, secrete fluids, respond to pressure, and react realistically. All games are designed using best-practices honed in popular physics-puzzle games, strategy games, and first-person perspective games on mobile.
Pulm Ex features recreations of actual cases submitted by pulmonologists, with select cases offering continuing medical education (CME) credits. Interventional bronchoscopy cases include a comprehensive virtual tool set of forceps, needles, cautery/APC, saline administration, and suction, with plans underway to add brushes, stents, and balloons. The game discretely measures player performance, including diagnosis and treatment decisions, tissue damage, blood loss, navigation, errors and speed. Scores and times can be compared with colleagues.
"Level Ex provides an incredible tool to aid in decision making during bronchoscopy. Their new pulmonology game, Pulm Ex, creates realistic scenarios which can be practiced and perfected by physicians. As the field of pulmonology, especially advanced bronchoscopy, continues to grow, more effective tools for training and continuing education are essential," said D. Kyle Hogarth, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of Bronchoscopy, Lung Cancer Screening, and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs, at the University of Chicago Hospital.
Prior to its global launch, over 1,000 pulmonologists played a prototype version of Pulm Ex earlier this year. The game was named Audience Choice Winner of the 2018 IPF Catalyst Challenge as the solution to most positively impact the diagnosis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). Its first two mobile games, Airway Ex (anesthesiology) and Gastro Ex (gastroenterology), hit 300,000 healthcare professional users in less than a year. Top pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies and several top medical societies use Level Ex games to educate and train physicians on their products and solutions.
Level Ex plans to release new cases to its player base each month. The company's fourth video game title, Cardio Ex, intended for general and interventional cardiologists, is scheduled for release in Q1 2019.
Pulm Ex is available to download from the App Store here.
About Level Ex
Level Ex is a medical technology company creating professional mobile, VR and AR games for physicians. The company's video games enable physicians to manage virtual patients at every stage of the patient journey: presentation, workup, diagnosis and treatment, including performing interventional procedures on life-like, fully-interactive organ systems. Their technology also exposes physicians to new techniques, the latest medical devices and drug therapies in a risk-free environment. Level Ex unites award-winning game developers with top physicians and surgeons from nationally-recognized hospitals to recreate actual patient cases with an unprecedented level of realism. The company's mobile apps, used by over 300,000 healthcare professionals, Airway Ex, Gastro Ex, and Pulm Ex, offer CME credits and are available free for iOS and Android. Find out more at http://level-ex.com/ and follow them on Twitter @LevelExTeam.
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