Physical Therapy has a new product coming. A few California Lutheran University students, Alexis Schomer, Robert Kyler, and John Ikudaisi, developed RepWatch for StartUp Weekend Ventura County 2016. They ended up winning the grand prize of $10,000. A year later, they have currently competed for the big prize of $100,000 at the Arizona State University Innovation Open.
All three of the students have needed physical therapy at one point and know that often times patients do not do the exercises assigned to them by their physical therapists. This can be a difficult activity to track.
RepWatch attempts to solve this problem. They are set to release an app and a fitness tracker that will let physical therapy patients track their progress. The app and tracker will be able to bring the costs down and recovery times up. This makes it both great for the patient and the business of physical therapy.
Typically, physical therapists will track recovery by measurements they make at appointments, but this makes it much easier to track the progress of patients.
The story of how the app and tracker came to be is almost as awesome as the products themselves. The three founders handle every side of the business. They learned coding when they had to and asked questions as they had them. The CLU Hub 101 has helped out a lot as the three founders use it as a resource. They have provided a supportive environment that has allowed RepWatch to grow.
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