Tapando Taping provides a step-by-step instruction for medical taping. It is a mobile app that applies Augmented Reality to accelerate and support the independent recovery.
Tapando Taping complies with the following SDG goal:
- SDG 3: Good health and well-being
What drives you?
The purpose of Tapando is to support athletes in their recovery and thereby give space and time to physiotherapists at the same time. Through the use of Tapando and its Augmented Reality, the pressure on physiotherapists can be alleviated providing them less time pressure for other procedures.
What support did you get from Mercator Launch?
Tapando’s roots lay in the course ‘Student Company’. During this course, students were challenged to start their own businesses with the support of Mercator Launch. Mercator Launch offered Tapando one-to-one business coaching.
What are the future plans for Tapando?
We consider Tapando successful when it successfully supports athletes in their everyday life. Tapando should enable them to more accurately and correctly apply medical tape, to support their wellbeing. Eventually, Tapando should be a platform that connects athletes to the right physiotherapeutic treatments. We therefore also aim to have both athletes and physiotherapists on our app to ensure a smooth recovery.
What do you need to make this happen?
We are still looking for a lot of different people. We still require more (students) physiotherapists and programmers to join our team and realize our goals. If you happen to know or be a student looking for a challenge in a challenging environment, then feel free to contact us.
Moreover, more investments would allow us to speed up our progress.
What tip would you offer other entrepreneurs?
Entrepreneurship is a very messy process where you constantly have to adjust yourself. Don’t just assume, but ask around and talk to people. Be agile, open to other ways of solving your problem and reach out to people who can help you!