3rd May 2012

New App Helps Kids Record Pain

pain squadVia Creativity Online – An innovative new app from Cundari for the Hospital for Sick Kids (commonly known as SickKids) in Toronto is trying to change the way kids record their pain. Figuring out what kind of pain the patient is in is an important step in the treatment process. But after chemotherapy and radiation treatments, kids are too tired to keep a detailed pain journal.

The Pain Squad mobile app makes the process easy and kid-friendly. Kids were given iPhones with the app, which recruits kids into a ‘pain squad,’ a special force dedicated to hunting down pain. It lets the kids enter in what hurt, when, and which medications seemed to be working.

And to get kids even more pumped, the agency went all out, bringing in familiar faces from Canadian police dramas like Rookie Blue and Flashpoint to offer words of encouragement. There was even a ‘graduation structure’ put in place that let kids complete certain stages and get ‘promoted.’pain squad

It’s an inspiring and hugely innovative way that could revolutionize the nature of patient-controlled documentation in cancer research. It is now set to roll out over four other hospitals in Canada in the coming months. The app is not available through iTunes as it is available only to kids going through treatment.

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 at 11:05 am and is filed under Digital Products, National News, New Releases. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
  1. Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer)
    4:07 am on May 3rd, 2012

    New App by @CundariGroup Helps Kids Record Pain With A Little Encouragement From @Flashpoint_TV & @Rookiebluetv http://t.co/APz3E1Pj

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