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.
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
Youngstown Business Incubator Shark Tank
Medical Capital Innovation Competition
XR Innovation in Health Care
Innovation Fund of America
GLIDE A and B awards