Versus Arthritis is the UK & Ireland’s largest charity focused on supporting people with arthritis. As their digital solutions partner, we designed and developed a mobile App that is a first for iOS & Android and that helps teens and young adults to track and monitor their pain.
We knew from the outset that talking to users and establishing their needs would be vital to the success of the app. Research and analysis showed it resonated well with teenage audiences. We targeted features and interface design to reflect this market.
Innovative app functions include a personal tracking calendar which helps teens monitor their daily pain, reporting back to their GP.
An interactive body map allows users to accurately locate pain that is unique to them, as well as log medication side effects, energy levels, activity, sleep and emotions.
Over 12,000 young people suffer with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, the app's original target was 500 people, this has greatly exceeded expectations.
Using tech for good and launching a first of its kind mobile App has helped large numbers of the population manage their symptoms and feed into wider issues. As the App continues to grow, it is important for the future of successful development to put the user first. The app has helped young people live with their daily pain and become part of a global community.