VR has long been seen as exclusively gaming but it now has a very practical, viable use in medical simulation training.
Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) July 23, 2015
Conquer Mobile, medical simulation training specialists, announced a first place win at the Boost VC on-stage pitch contest at the Upload VR annual VR Demo Day event last week.
The VR Demo Day event took place on July 13 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. VR Demo Day features the industry’s top VR companies from around the world, who are selected to attend the event. The event attracts prominent VC companies and Angel investors focused on applications of VR technology.
Boost VC offers a $25,000 cash investment to the winning company and the opportunity to take part in a 3 month accelerator program in Silicon Valley. The prize also includes a table at Tech Crunch Disrupt, one of the most influential tech conferences of the year, taking place in San Francisco September 21-23.
Conquer Mobile’s winning pitch was based on a medical simulation training tool called PeriopSim. PeriopSim VR helps surgical staff to learn instruments and procedures and provides a safe way to practice before surgery. By providing a fully immersive, realistic learning environment, PeriopSim VR aims to cut the cost of orientation and double scrubbing for new staff. The iPad version is available as a free preview on the App Store.
“We are so stoked to win this prize,” commented Aaron Hilton, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Conquer Mobile. “VR has long been seen as an exclusively gaming focused technology but it is clear that it has a very practical, viable use in medical training."
About VR Demo Day
VR Demo Day is hosted by UploadVR, the leading source of news and events for the VR community dedicated to accelerating the consumer VR industry. http://uploadvr.com
About Boost VC
Boost VC is a ’Before the Chasm’ startup accelerator based in San Mateo, California. Boost VC focuses on Digital Reality (VR and AR) and Bitcoin sectors and has invested in 100 companies to date. https://www.boost.vc/about
About Conquer Mobile
Conquer Mobile is a medical technology company focused on medical simulation training. PeriopSimTM is a simulation training tool for the iPad and VR, that helps clinicians to prepare for procedures, safely, outside of clinical time. The company has a strong medical advisory group drawing together surgeons, neuroscientists, nurse educators and nurses. Conquer Mobile has a track record producing secure enterprise apps for blue-chip companies such as NGRAIN, GenomeDx, Webtech Wireless, McDonald’s Canada and industry leading software companies. The company is based in the Health Tech Innovation Hub, part of Innovation Boulevard in Surrey, Canada.
PeriopSim is a simulation training tool for clinicians who need to learn surgical instruments and procedures. PeriopSim enables surgical staff to practice safely before surgery. PeriopSim is available as a free preview version on the App Store. It is designed to be purchased by educators as an institutional purchase.
For more product details visit: http://conquermobile.com/medical-simulation/periopsim
The free preview version can be downloaded from the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id960363034&mt=8