Level Ex, a Chicago, IL-based company that develops professional video games for physicians that can be used on any mobile device, raised funding from OSF Ventures, the corporate investment arm of OSF HealthCare.
The amount of the deal was not disclosed. In conjunction with the funding, Garrett Vygantas, MD, managing director of OSF Ventures, will join Level Ex’ board as an observer to advance partnership opportunities.
Led by Sam Glassenberg, founder and CEO, Level Ex provides mobile applications that allow doctors to practice diagnosing and performing various surgical procedures on virtual patients in a risk-free environment.
The company offers two mobile apps, including:
– Airway, which allows anesthesiologists to train on challenging airway procedures using the latest medical devices, and
– Gastro Ex, which allows gastroenterologists to perform virtual endoscopies and interventional procedures on virtual patients to improve cognitive decision-making with real patients.
Clinicians are scored based on accuracy, speed and damage to the virtual patient, and can earn CME credits in the app.
The apps are available free for iPhone and iPad in the App Store and for Android ™ devices in the Google Play ™ store.
Level Ex is in the process of expanding its suite of mobile apps, virtual reality and augmented reality experiences in several new specialties, including pulmonology and cardiology. The company reports over 200,000 health care professionals in the U.S. are registered users.