Chronic Insights helps track chronic pain in a few simple steps. It allows recording body locations of where you’re having chronic pain, and logs it onto a virtual 3D mannequin. It then allows you to track the frequency, time of occurrence and intensity. In premise, it’s great.
However, if you suffer from multiple pain spots, or a pain condition that covers your entire body, the app will crash multiple times when you put in your initial pain symptoms. Tracking symptoms then gets tiring, as you’ve got to individually log every single spot that hurts every day or it creates an inaccurate log.
The app offers a variety of symptoms; from specific pain spots, to migraines, to depression. Addressing mental health concerns on a physical level is uncommon in chronic pain apps, so for inclusivity it gets an A+.
Yet, for the full features the monthly subscription rate is US$9.49 a month, totalling ~NZ$160 a year. For those with chronic health concerns that require costly specialists, appointments, and tools as it is, it doesn’t really fit the student budget.
A great concept but the app causes more strain than relief, 5/10.