In Spring 2018, our team met at an animal health hackathon. All coming from a veterinary background, we were determined to create a product aligned with the Fear Free movement that would improve the veterinary exam experience. The slippery exam tables is one of the greatest sources of fear in the clinic. Current non-slip solutions are not easily disinfected and are harmful to the environment. We aimed to create the first self-disinfecting and non-slip mat that is eco-friendly. The idea of AutoMat was formed.