Video Game for Astronauts: How a Former Microsoft Tech is Now Using His Skills to Make a Video Game Company for Doctors and Even Astronauts
Level Ex builds video games that actually trigger dopamine release, and they are accompanied by deeper learning, skill development, and attitude change. That’s transformative.
ZUBIN DAMANIA, MD Internal Medicine I Founder, ZDoggMD Industries I Founder, Turntable Health
In my era, the first time I was really doing something that was life or death would have been on a patient. Here we’ve got the potential to change that—allow me to practice, mess up, and offer me mentoring and support to allow me to get better.
NICK VAN TERHEYDEN, MD Founder, Incremental Health I Former CMIO, Nuance I Former CMO, Dell, M*Modal, and Philips
Differential diagnosis, things you must not miss, proper lab approaches—that rote memorization can be difficult to drill in on your own. But in a game, you get to work with content repeatedly, fortifying those memories and strengthening those connections.
PETER LIO, MD, FAAD Dermatology I Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
There are real skills being developed here. This company has been successful because they’ve brought in an army of physicians as consultants who do these things for real.
KYLE HOGARTH, MD, FCCP Interventional Pulmonology, Pulmonary Medicine I Professor of Medicine; Director, Bronchoscopy; Co-Director, Lung Cancer Screening Program; University of Chicago
Games in healthcare give us the ability to immerse people in different environments and draw people from all over the world in one space, which has the opportunity to impact patients.
KOMAL BAJAJ, MD OB/GYN & Medical Genetics I Associate Professor, OB/GYN & Women's Health Albert Einstein College of Medicine I Chief Quality Officer, NYC Health + Hospitals
Lecturing and classic didactic education is a thing of the past. We know that immersive experiences provide better education and learning opportunities.
CHARLES LEI, MD Emergency Medicine I Simulation Fellowship Director; Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Vanderbilt University Medical Center
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A first-of-its-kind, free mobile game made by dermatology experts for dermatologists. Covering a wide variety of dermatology topics, Top Derm is packed with incredible, medically-accurate, computer-generated derm imagery in quick-burst challenges pulled from evidence-based research. Built on neuroscience-based game mechanics, Top Derm is a unique medical resource that also happens to be a ton of fun.
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We’re keeping it fresh by adding new levels regularly. Flex your deductive reasoning skills as you eliminate diseases. Weigh treatment options to maximize patient health and satisfaction before time runs out!