Level Ex, acquired in 2020 by BrainLab, is one of the best remote VR and AR training companies to watch. Level Ex’s founder and CEO Sam Glassenberg worked in video games for 20 years before turning to create video games in medicine. Level Ex has multiple programs already training physicians in gastroenterology, anesthesiology, pulmonology, cardiology, and dermatology. They are also working with NASA’s Mars Mission to build video game simulations to identify, track, illustrate, and train astronauts on the physical changes that happen to the body in space. Other clients include pharmaceutical companies, including building the software and graphics to illustrate how certain drug molecules work inside the human body.
One of the Level Ex’s best features is that it works on smartphones or laptops and without the need for additional hardware such as VR goggles. Level Ex can be used over any teleconferencing platform like Zoom or Microsoft Teams on a phone, tablet, or computer to teach surgery, anatomy, interventional cardiology, radiation radiology, and other complex medical and scientific procedures with realistic and accurate graphics. Because Sam had such deep experience in gaming, the software was built to incorporate some of the best gaming techniques for engagement and deeper learning in a simulated-world environment.