Pulse!! Game-Based Virtual Trainer Selected as Finalist In 2008 Serious Games Showcase & Challenge at I/ITSEC Conference
Baltimore, Md. BreakAway Ltd, a leading developer of game-based technology solutions for training, experimentation and decision-making analysis, today announced that Pulse!!, the innovative, Virtual Learning Lab for training medical professionals has been selected as a finalist in the 2008 Serious Games Showcase & Challenge (SGS&S) in the Best Serious Games, Small Business Category. The winner will be announced on December 4th at the Interservice/Industry Training Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) held December 1 – 4, 2008 in Orlando, Florida.
Pulse!!, Virtual Learning Lab, developed by BreakAway in partnership with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC), is a federally-funded project through the office of Naval Research. This highly immersive, game-based platform technology allows medical professionals to practice decision-making protocol and experiential skills on their PC, in a 3D, virtual hospital setting, anywhere, at anytime, risk-free.
“We’re honored that Pulse!! has been selected as a finalist in the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge and is being recognized as innovative, game-based training for military and civilian health care professionals,” said Doug Whatley, Founder and CEO, BreakAway ltd. “The Pulse!! technology provides a flexible development platform that has already delivered simulations that replicate the actual emotional and physical environments that medical professionals face in hospitals, dental offices and on the battlefield. We look forward to creating additional applications to help meet the urgent demands to better teach and train medical professionals.”
“For additional information or a demo of the Pulse!! Virtual Learning Lab, visit BreakAway’s booth #3216 at the upcoming I/ITSEC conference, December 1-4, in Orlando, Florida or visit: www.breakawayltd.com, For more information on I/ITSEC visit: http://www.iitsec.org/
About BreakAway, Ltd. (www.breakawayltd.com)
Breakaway is a leading developer of entertainment games and game-based technology for modeling, simulation, training, and visualization. By applying the tools and technology of the gaming industry to the creation of simulations for training, experimentation and decision-making analysis, BreakAway is changing the future of learning.
BreakAway has emerged as the top serious games company through its Lite Simulation products, with a client list that includes Electronic Arts, Microsoft, the Department of Defense, FDIC, and the National Institute for Justice. A three-time Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 winner, BreakAway is located in Hunt Valley, Md. headquarters, and has a development studio in Corpus Christi, TX
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