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Dark Slope partners with the American College of Chest Physicians to develop virtual reality intubation training

TORONTO, CANADA— Toronto-based immersive learning company Dark Slope today announced its collaboration with the American College of Chest Physicians® (CHEST). Based on CHEST’s curriculums, Dark Slope will develop a complete virtual reality training program on intubation techniques and best practices.

The training will be made available through Dark Slope’s immersive learning platform, Involve XR. Consisting of a fully immersive and interactive ICU environment, physicians and other critical care workers will engage with dynamic, team-based and true-to-life training scenarios on intubation procedures. Participants will be able to train from any location with other remote team members and live instructors using virtual reality headsets.

“COVID-19 has underlined the need to train pulmonary and critical care workers effectively on proper intubation techniques,” said Robert Musacchio, CEO and Executive Vice President of CHEST. “VR allows trainees to practice a range of patient scenarios, visualize aerosolization and train without the need to travel to a simulation center or conference. We see virtual simulation as a key pillar of the future of health care training for our more than 20,000 members and for the broader domestic and international clinical community.”

“Dark Slope’s approach to virtual learning is to partner with subject matter experts like CHEST to develop science-backed and accredited training programs that can be built once and then made available to learners globally,” said Raja Khanna, CEO of Dark Slope. “Spatial skills are best learned through practice and live simulation training, both of which are enabled in virtual and augmented reality by our Involve XR platform.”

The virtual intubation simulation program is set to launch this fall. Additional details will be announced at a later date.

About the American College of Chest Physicians

The American College of Chest Physicians® (CHEST) is the global leader in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chest diseases. Its mission is to champion advanced clinical practice, education communication and research in chest medicine. It serves as an essential connection to clinical knowledge and resources for its 19,000+ members from around the world who provide patient care in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. For information about the American College of Chest Physicians, and its flagship journal CHEST®, visit chestnet.org.

About Dark Slope

Dark Slope is a Toronto-based, immersive learning and spatial software company. Founded by a team of technology and content veterans passionate about the possibilities of spatial computing, Dark Slope leverages Involve, its XR learning platform, to drive a new wave of effective training and team collaboration across verticals, including health and safety, field operations and soft skill development. Dark Slope works with global organizations across VR, AR and MR platforms to build, integrate and deploy scalable learning solutions. Visit www.darkslope.com for more information.