Press Kit2019-05-20T07:09:35-07:00

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Company Overview

Augment Therapy was founded in 2017 when CEO Lindsay Watson, a pediatric physical therapist from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, was searching for a way to solve the problems she was experiencing in her own physical therapy practice. Lindsay had spent years criss-crossing Geauga County, Ohio, and was frustrated with the inefficiency of treating kids once a week, with no way to help them exercise on a daily basis for faster progress. Lindsay set out to find a way to encourage and motivate them to exercise and Augment Therapy was born.

In 2018, Lindsay met CTO Steve Blake, a computer programmer from Pittsfield, New Hampshire. As co-founders they have developed an interactive platform that maintains the integrity of physical therapy exercises, while also motivating kids by using the medium they are most comfortable in – technology.

Product Overview

Augment Therapy is a software solution to the problems of pediatric physical therapy. It looks like a game to the patient, but solves real problems for the clinic and therapist. Children do their exercises in front of a 3D camera which mirrors their own image and environment onto the screen in front of them. Using augmented reality, digital content is layered onto the screen, engaging them to move in targeted, therapeutic ways. Through our portal, we enable therapeutic exercise to be monitored by the therapist from anywhere and at any time, making therapy convenient for both children and their therapists

The child and therapist remain at the heart of every decision in our software development. Our software is driven by clinicians and their expertise, in order to build a brighter future for all children in need of physical therapy.

Awards and Recognition

May 2019

Youngstown Business Incubator Shark Tank

First Place

April 2019

Medical Capital Innovation Competition

XR Innovation in Health Care

Third Place

December 2017

Innovation Fund of America

GLIDE A and B awards

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The Augment Therapy Team

Lindsay Watson, PT, MPT
Lindsay Watson, PT, MPTCEO and co-Founder
Lindsay has been a physical therapist since 2002, and has specialized in pediatrics since 2004. She is currently the managing pediatric physical therapist for all of Geauga County, Ohio, through the Educational Service Center. Lindsay founded Augment Therapy in 2017 to solve problems she was experiencing with her own pediatric patients, like poor adherence to exercise and a lack of engagement.
Steve Blake
Steve BlakeCTO and co-Founder
Steve is a software developer and entrepreneur specializing in augmented reality and virtual reality. Steve’s career in the tech industry has spanned over 30 years, with the last 8 years focused primarily on creating literacy software and animated content for children with Lexia Learning Systems. He also has previous experience working in the medical technology sector, as he was the Senior Developer of MedActionPlan.com and MyMedSchedule.com for 12 years.
Cecile Pham
Cecile PhamDeveloper
Cecile is responsible for database development, a necessity for Augment Therapy! She is a graduate of MIT and has 15 years of experience in database design and machine learning, as well as experience in implementing HIPAA compliancy for clinical trials.
David Grimes
David GrimesMusic Director
David Grimes is responsible for music direction. Music is an essential part of Augment Therapy, which includes a warm-up song as well as musical backgrounds for each exercise. David is an award-winning composer, sound designer, and educator with over 30 years experience in creating music for classical and commercial media.