Quick Hits: Mobile Games Help Train Healthcare Workers for COVID-19

A Chicago-based studio is updating its educational mobile games to include content for coronavirus.

A recent Washington Post article discussed new mobile games that are helping medical professionals treat coronavirus patients. Chicago-based development firm Level Ex creates video games for doctors that familiarize them with the challenges of practicing medicine. The company has updated two of its games to include content relevant to coronavirus, and is offering them for free via Google Play.

“Level Ex has a unique contribution and calling in all of this, which is to help frontline medical professionals,” Level Ex CEO and founder Sam Glassenberg said. “We’ve seen a huge need in the medical community for better solutions to disseminate information. And we know coming from games [development], the best way to learn and the best way to retain, the best way to develop skills, is through play.”

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