Creating a harmonious integration of movement and technology to help our bodies heal, maintain, and excel.
I’ve always loved the integration of technology with movement. From playing sports growing up to regularly watching TV shows like “Sports Science,” it's always something that I’ve naturally been drawn to. This interest led me to study Movement Science as an undergraduate student and later explore its connection to technology as a graduate student in Computer Engineering. It’s no accident that most of my graduate school projects revolved around healthcare, athletics, or human movement in general. In fact, a graduate school project was the genesis of what Yogger is today.
While the original project looked different than Yogger today, the underlying issue that Yogger addresses is still a problem: Gathering movement data typically involves pricey equipment and a lot of time for setup. Meanwhile, in professional fields where the sole focus is human movement, like physical therapy, the general lack of resources and time to gather this data makes the data unobtainable.
In 2021, we founded Yogger with the goal of democratizing movement data. With Yogger, physical therapists and their patients have the ability to quickly gather movement data through smartphones, tablets, or webcams. No need for sensors, going into labs, or any expensive equipment.
This access to movement analysis will facilitate better progress tracking, automation, and standardization of tests. For patients, it can give feedback and help in the rehab process when they’re away from the clinic. In addition, it will help provide a standard of care in digital health and open doors for alternate revenue streams for brick and mortar physical therapy clinics.
We envision a future where movement data is as prominent in health as your temperature, cholesterol, or glasses prescription. We hope to empower physical therapists to reach their maximum potential impact by increasing the number of patients they can reach, amplifying the amount of data they have to support their decisions, and providing a better, more engaging experience for their patients.