Three core features:
1. Helps chronic pain sufferers externalize their pain through a visual representation of pain and pain vocabulary and aids them in better communicating their pain to people they’re close to
2. It connects them with other pain sufferers who share similar experiences
3. It helps them deal with pain through personalized, guided coping exercises
—A two-object system that provides both input and output for the pain sufferer. The first object is a bio-tracking patch that would be placed at the base of the neck to capture the user's biodata.
—With the collected data, the second object serves to externalize the pain experience via a pain visualization system and pain vocabulary that is customized via a digital interface.
—Utilizing personal pain data, the system matches users with other people who have a similar kind of pain—their Pain Pals. Pain Pals are depicted like a neural network, with each orb representing individuals. Users can engage in synchronous or asynchronous communications, helping them find a sense of support and belonging.
—This service can be used as a tool for guided coping exercises, such as meditation or breathing exercises, with the option of opting into live sessions with other users.