In Canada, app gamifies pain monitoring for young cancer patients
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Earlier this year we wrote about Tonic Health, an iPad app that aimed to make the process of collecting patients' data at medical centres more engaging. Taking this concept and applying it to children's healthcare, the Canada-based Hospital for Sick Children, also known as SickKids, has launched the Pain Squad app, which gamifies the process of tracking the physical and emotional wellbeing of young people with cancer. The emotional effects of cancer mean that it can be hard for medical professionals to motivate their patients to fill out forms relating to their illness, but this data can be key for…
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