Researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center are using virtual technology software developed by Hunt Valley's Breakaway Games to train medical students, the Washington Post reports.
iMedic creates a 3-D X-ray that allows physicians to perform virtual exams.
"This software exemplifies how the video gaming industry has penetrated
academia, offering researchers and students a new way to understand
techniques that aren't always easy to teach," the Washington Post writes.
"In pockets around the
country, some video game companies are veering away from the
entertainment industry to focus solely on creating what they call 'serious games.' One company, Breakaway Games in Hunt Valley, an East
Coast gaming development hub just outside Baltimore, has switched
completely in the past three years to developing only games for
training. Its clients include the medical schools at the University of
Maryland and Johns Hopkins University."
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