Cornell Tech alumni startup Auggi was recently acquired by Seed Health, a microbial sciences company pioneering applications of bacteria to improve human and environmental health.

Auggi, which stands for “augmented gastroenterology,” is a personalized digital assistant for gut health that guides patients through a scientific journey towards a symptom-free life. Patients can take photos of their stool and document other key symptoms on their phones, then computer-vision algorithms and deep-learning techniques are deployed to extract clinical insights from this data. This information becomes the enabler of an improved patient-provider experience.

The company was founded in 2019 during Startup Studio by David Hachuel, Jacobs Technion-Cornell Dual Master of Science Degrees with a Concentration in Health Tech ’19, alongside business partners Alfonso Martinez and Cherry Gao. Auggi was one of four winners of Cornell Tech’s 2019 Startup Awards.

“We are excited that Seed Health will carry our vision forward, stewarding new applications of our technology to empower people with greater insights about their digestive health,” said Hachuel in a release by Seed Health. “We look forward to seeing our technologies enrich clinical research and improve human quality of life, which is so significantly impacted by gastrointestinal health.”

Learn more about Auggi’s story here.