Health Beat: Caring for hospitalized kids during COVID-19

It's not like any other therapy. It's more like it's a video game and it's fun.

The COVID-19 pandemic prevented many pediatric physical therapy patients from getting out of their rooms and participating in their normal exercises.

However, the introduction and implementation of Augment Therapy into the University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital helped children, like ten-year-old Maya, engage with and enjoy their therapy through our gamified software.

According to Maya, “It’s not like any other therapy. It’s more like it’s a video game and it’s fun.”

Due to Augment Therapy’s digital and personalized nature, the program provided safety and comfortability at a time when traditional therapeutic exercises were put on hold.

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