We’re really happy you’re here. Welcome to the inaugural blog post from Wellpepper. Wellpepper is a new application that helps people remember to do their physical therapy exercises and tracks progress between clinic visits.
We’re currently in a private beta with a number of clinics in the United States and Canada. We’re getting great feedback and suggestions and are hoping to launch in early Spring 2013. Our beta customers will tell us when we’re ready to launch.
We started exploring this path in 2009 when co-founder Anne Weiler’s mother became seriously ill, and spent 6 months in a rehabilitation hospital. Initially, Anne was looking at how video games like Kinect and Wii could be used to help people do their exercises, which we think is still a great idea. However, we quickly realized that there are a number of problems facing physical therapists and their clients that could be solved using advances in technology. Those problems included the difficulty of assigning exercises, the difficulty or reluctance of patients to do their exercises, and the inability to do anything but manual tracking of results.
In late 2012, with the realization that a mobile app could offer some really interesting solutions to these problems, co-founders Anne and Mike took the big leap to start-up world to deliver on this vision. We’re focused on helping to change human behavior: how can we help people to do their exercises so they will get better faster? At the same time, we know if for the therapists, assigning exercises isn’t as fast and easy as drawing stick figures, they’re not going to use Wellpepper.
We’re using all our experience in software design and all the benefits of the mobile and web applications to help with this change. Thanks for joining us on the ride!
Anne and Mike