SmarTrac can help alleviate shortage of physical therapists

Physical therapy can make the difference for a quick post-surgery recovery.

Unfortunately, the U.S. is experiencing an extreme shortage of physical therapists that is only expected to get worse, according to a UW-Madison computer sciences professor and entrepreneur.

“The demand of physical therapy right now is incredible, yet, underappreciated unless you are in the field,” said Prof. Suman Banerjee.

Banerjee recognized this opportunity to tap into unmet needs with the technology he had been researching for the past four and a half years. He has since started OnTracMD, a company pioneering the patent-pending technology called SmarTrac to alleviate the burden from the scarcity of trained professionals.

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