Google-backed startup Massage Robotics launches equity crowdfunding via StartEngine
Google-backed startup, Massage Robotics announced the launch of equity crowdfunding via StartEngine, to show how robots can help people heal with free massage therapy.
Massage Robotics recently highlighted a number of problematic access issues with massage therapy that continue to keep patients from choosing massage when they need it. Issues like affordability, pain, time management, shortage of therapists, and body privacy. Founded by Christian Mackin and Sean Mackin, Massage Robotics is the creator of the first life-sized massage robot - fully articulated and able to learn and evolve its massage routines via Machine Learning, AI, and Natural Language Processing using Google's Dialogflow. These robots will solve many problems facing the multibillion-dollar massage and massage therapy industry.
Christian Mackin, Co-founder and CEO, Massage Robotics: ''Probably the most glaring issue with massage are patients' fears of body security. In a post pandemic world, touchless technologies are increasingly popular. Many people don't like being touched by someone unfamiliar. And with allegations of sexual misconduct in the news from time to time, the massage industry sometimes struggles with its reputation. Robots solve this problem precisely because they are not human. Ultimately, we're offering a Robot-as-a-Service (RaaS) monthly subscription for B2B wellness clinics. And we anticipate that these will be priced to be approximately equal to the monthly income of one therapist. And other problems like affordability, shortage of therapists, and time management are solved by our overarching business plan, with the guidance of our advisory board."
Massage Robotics has already garnered backing from the Google Cloud Platform, gained a star-studded expert Board of Advisors, received nationwide media attention, and presented findings at multiple prestigious trade and tech shows. And the company is currently running a successful equity crowdfunding campaign via StartEngine.
Sean Mackin, Co-founder and Business Developer, Massage Robotics: ''Robots can work 24/7/365 - without vacation, sick days, holidays, benefits, or taxes. Businesses can enjoy healthy profit margins while also making massage more affordable. Our robots are also enabled with Natural Language Processing powered by Dialogflow - the same platform used by Google Assistant. Using a normal speaking voice, robots can be guided to the left and right and to push harder or softer during the massage. And because the robots remember every nudge and each client's preferences, they deliver a perfect massage every time. The robots are already learning what humans like – they are already evolving. We've implemented an ambitious growth plan to explore the potential here. Widening our marketing channels to include trade shows and partnerships for example, all to reach our primary B2B target audience of massage clinics, hotel chains, along with professional and collegiate sports teams. We will continue to release news and updates as we hit important company milestones.''