How might we provide a resource to patients needing to continue physical therapy at home, track results, and understand what they’re doing?
There is a basic need for a better solution for patients and therapists alike to stay connected outside of the weekly or bi-weekly check-in appointments. A need for a way to better stay connected with each other, and have a database of proper resources to ensure correct and efficient recovery from injuries and/or underlying medical conditions. Often patients that have questions are unable to reach their physical therapist directly, Physio aims to fix that.
Role: UX/UI Designer & Researcher
Tools: Figma, Miro, FigJam
Timeline: 8 weeks
There is a gap in the information and accessibility of resources during the recovery process. Too often patients are given a black-and-white printout with pictures showcasing exercises to do and that is the only resource they are given to help them along their way. Patients widely vary from young athletes looking to get rapid recovery to get back to their activities as soon as possible, to older elderly patients who need help with their day-to-day activities. Regardless of the patient demographic, there is a lack of resources and reminders to help all patients learn and recover.
• Internet Research & Surveys
• Competitive Analysis
• User Research Plan
• User Interviews
Physio is an easy-to-use mobile application, for both patients and physical therapists alike to stay connected, engaged outside of appointments, and on track for a speedy recovery. Helping all parties learn proper recovery techniques and correct form while reducing recovery time by making it an engaged on-going process from beginning to end. A resource that is available for patients whenever they are struggling in their at-home recovery.
Patients who are required to perform physical therapy to help aid them in recovering from an injury or underlining problem causing them pain or restriction in their normal day-to-day activities.
"If I don't do my exercises in the morning, I don’t get to them at all." - a participant from Boston
"With work and kids distracting me throughout the day, I struggle to do my daily at-home exercise routine." - a participant from Syracuse
"I love the concept behind this, although I'm concerned it would add more workload to my day having to check in remotely with patients" - a participant from NYC