The Founders

profile-austen Austen Hayes, CEO

Austen graduated with a Master’s in Computer Science from Clemson University in 2014 with an emphasis on Software Engineering. While at Clemson, he was awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and was a Microsoft Imagine Cup World finalist.

profile-larryLarry Hodges, COO

Larry is an award-winning virtual therapy pioneer, seasoned entrepreneur, and Clemson professor. He co-founded Virtually Better, Inc., the world leader in providing virtual reality therapy systems for clinical behavioral healthcare. He also has over 12 years of administrative experience as a University Department Chair and Director. He has received numerous awards for his contributions to the use of virtual reality in clinical settings, including the IEEE Virtual Reality Career Award for Seminal Contributions to Clinical Applications of Virtual Reality.


Michelle Woodbury, Clinical Therapy Collaborator

Michelle has over 30 years of experience as an occupational therapist and over 12 years of experience as a front-line neurorehabilitation researcher with advanced clinical training in upper extremity stroke rehabilitation. She is also the Director of the MUSC College of Health Professions Upper Extremity Motor Function research laboratory and the Rehabilitation Director for the NIH COBRE funded South Carolina Stroke Research Center where her lab is a core resource and a joint endeavor with Veterans Affairs.