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The foreword by our CEO Raja Khanna on the belief that XR technology has the power to fundamentally transform training approaches for more effective practices at scale in The VR/AR Associations's recent healthcare report.

The future of learning is immersive. This belief is at the core of Dark Slope’s Involve XR platform; a technology that has been built to empower instructors and training organizations to migrate their scenario training programs into the virtual world. 

It is impossible to ignore the ways our world has transformed seemingly overnight. Entire industries have had to contend with what we’re now referring to as our new reality. We’ve heard the phrases “pivot,” “adapt” and “innovate” more in the last four months than cumulatively over the past two years. Alongside this upheaval we have seen how the pandemic has single handedly accelerated the adoption of 'emerging’ technologies like VR and AR. Most importantly we have caught a glimpse of how these technologies can play a critical and transformational role in upskilling today’s workforce and in training the next generation of healthcare workers.  


Immersive learning will revolutionize how we train for high-risk jobs in the healthcare and safety fields, and how we most effectively arm doctors, nurses and first responders with critical skills best learned through practice.  Dark Slope’s Involve XR empowers training organizations to extend their offerings into VR and AR, allowing them to train remotely in live virtual classes with live ICU, ER, de-escalation, and other critical skill scenarios.

We recently announced our partnership with The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST). Based on CHEST’s curriculums we’re set to develop a complete virtual reality training program on intubation techniques and best practices that will be made available through our learning platform Involve XR. Of course, airway procedures and intubation are topics at the forefront of critical care training right now, and we hope our technology can play a role in equipping critical care workers with skills and protocols they need to better combat COVID-19.  The training itself consists of live virtual scenario training, in fully immersive and interactive ICU environments with a trainer and other live learners present.  Physicians and other critical care workers will engage with dynamic, team-based, true-to-life training scenarios on intubation procedures.  


In this precarious time virtual simulation is emerging as a key pillar of support for healthcare workers, offering realistic experiences in safe, remote environments, effectively expediting the deployment of new skills and protocols, while reducing costs for simulation training. With all the healthcare industry challenges this year has brought, the responses to XR training has been reassuring. COVID-19 has underlined our belief in the massive potential of virtual learning and the ability to use these technologies to create a more skilled healthcare workforce, delivering better patient outcomes.

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