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Taking the pain out of tracking arthritis


Versus Arthritis


Tech for Good Award 2022 Finalist

What we delivered


- iOS and Android

Supporting teens and young adults with arthritis.

The Challenge

Building an app which was right for their users

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.

The Approach

Teenage Kicks

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.

Keeping people on track

Innovative app functions include a personal tracking calendar which helps teens monitor their daily pain, reporting back to their GP.

Pinpointing pain points

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.

Overall market reach

Over 12,000 young people suffer with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, the app's original target was 500 people, this has greatly exceeded expectations.

The Result

Helping young people join a global community

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.