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Augmental Technologies courts investors for Tracto mental health app

Augmental Technologies healthtech startup Tracto app

Healthtech startup Augmental Technologies is engaging with investors to accelerate the development of Tracto, its app for neurodiverse children.

The South African startup’s app lets parents and teachers track the treatment progress of neurodiverse children and children with anxiety.

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The app is already available on app stores. Multiple education institutions have also implemented the app.

Since its launch, over 200 parents have adopted Tracto to manage their children’s health care.

“We are actively engaging with investors to participate in our seed funding round,” Augmental Technologies Co-Founder, Michael van der Linde, said in a statement.

“The funding will be used to accelerate our product development and commercialisation initiatives including expanding our global footprint.”

Tracto app supports parents with neurodiverse children

In 2019, Augmental Technologies collaborated with parents, teachers, and health care providers to find out if technology could assist neurodiverse children who have ADHD or who are on the autism spectrum, as well as children with anxiety.

“Our mission is to build a digital health platform that transforms the way parents, teachers and care providers work together to support children on their mental health care journey,” Van Der Linde explained.

Tracto launched in July 2021 after the startup ran pilot groups in South Africa and Canada to refine it.

The startup also received pre-seed funding at the start of the year.

The app is available to download on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

Tracto lets parents and teachers collaboratively track care symptoms and concerns of children.

They can also use the app to set up reminders for medication, activities, and assessments.

Care providers such as paediatricians and therapists can also use the care history captured on the app to make appropriate decisions.

Since its launch, over 200 parents have adopted Tracto to manage their children’s healthcare.

Two Cape Town schools, Shelanti Private School and Table View Primary School, also use the app to collaborate with parents.

“This is a great milestone for us, but only a small step in what we are ultimately planning,” Augmental Technologies Co-Founder, Herman Lintvelt said.

The startup plans to add one of two new Parent Training programs to the app later this year.

“Investors are invited to get in touch with us and discover how we can work together to accelerate our development and commercialisation,” Lintvelt added.

Read more: Local investment platform launches grant funding for SA edtech startups

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Featured image: Santi Vedrí via Unsplash

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