UX & Gamification Improves Pain Management for Kids
The Hospital for Sick Children
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) Research team created the Pain Squad App for cancer patients aged 8-18 to track their pain before, during and after procedures or treatment. Pivot joined the project to redesign the user experience, improve the gamification algorithm and to add new, user-friendly features.
With iterative testing and gathering of feedback throughout the process, young patients now love the app’s playful look-and-feel and updated gameplay. The new features gives kids real-time strategies to better manage and cope with their pain while allowing nurses to better monitor and care for their patients.
This app proves it that this new way of interacting with pediatric patients to gather usable information for better treatment is possible and could be critical to complete the circle of care in the healthcare experience.
For more information about the app visit SickKids’ page on Improving Outcomes in Child Health through Technology