Via Medical Education Blog at the University of Saskatchewan, we learned about BreakAway Ltd., a Hunt Valley MD company, specializing in a variety of educational games, all based on a proprietary technology platform that creates a variety of medical, military, first-responder, and other environments.
Here’s how the company describes its Pulse!! game, that creates an immersive environment for the health care training:
Pulse!! is the first ever, immersive virtual learning space for training health care professionals in clinical skills. Cutting-edge graphics recreate a lifelike, interactive, virtual environment in which civilian and military heath care professionals practice clinical skills in order to better respond to injuries sustained during catastrophic incidents, such as combat or bioterrorism.
Pulse!! is being developed in partnership with Texas A & M University – Corpus Christi and is funded from a federal grant from the Department of the Navy’s Office of Naval Research.
In terms of other medical sims, BreakAway has also developed pediatric pain management game to distract children from pain of medical procedures. And as far as the first responder simulators go, the company has couple of products designed for training of emergency staff for management of casualties of terrorist attacks and other disasters.
Check out this promo of company’s medical training platform:
Cool! There’s not much value in auscultating the belly after trauma, but we liked the view of Morison’s Pouch. More below:
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