An interactive 24 hour experience to immerse yourself in some of the challenges that people with Crohn's or Colitis face every day.
Crohn’s & Colitis UK have teamed up with pharmaceutical company Takeda UK to create In My Shoes: 24 Hours with Crohn’s or Colitis - an immersive app that will allow people without the conditions to experience first-hand what it’s like to have Crohn’s or Colitis.
From depleting energy levels to managing pain, from rushing to the toilet to juggling work and a social life, the app will allow friends and family to see first- hand how the condition can affect every part of your body, and every aspect of your life.
Don’t worry - after 24 hours they can return to their normal lives. But they’ll do so with a deeper understanding and appreciation of what you have to go through each and every day.
“It was thought provoking. I live with someone who has colitis and will have more empathy and awareness now, especially about the associated joint pain and fatigue. A useful tool that is easy to use, and certainly makes you think.” Sarah, whose husband has Colitis.
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Ratings and Reviews
Really good that they is finally a awareness for a condition I didn’t even know about, despite having it myself. However, it’s only a mild description of what someone might have because everyone is different. Also, why are people expected to take their phone with you everyday? I know the app only goes on for 24 hours, but still, some people might not want to be on their phone all day, especially at night because when it’s urgent, you don’t think about your phone.
Good but too generic
I think this is good but only represents someone with mild disease. There should be an option for the person with Crohn’s to set it to a level of mild, moderate, severe and then share with family and friends for a true simulation. For example most people have urgency for the toilet and then leave the toilet have to run back 5 mins later have to run back several times. They also have to spend significant amount of time in the toilet. It should also include options for stomas, injections, collect prescriptions, nausea, sweating, inability to walk or stand because of pain. There should be medication more than an iron tablet as unless very mild disease most people are on more medication. Skin conditions, mouth sores, rectal pain could also be added. In my opinion if I were to share this with friends and family it would simulate a very easy day and would not be representative of the impact of my disease :(
I have Ulcerative Colitis. When I discovered this app I wanted to see how accurate it may be. So I tried it. I cannot believe how accurate it was. I was getting notifications but also feeling the exact same thing! (I am currently going through a flare). I am so happy that something like this has come out. It’s not only raising awareness but making me people understand how hard it can be to live with something like this! Hopefully, if more people try this, I will be able to walk into a disabled toilets without feeling judged and embarrassed. People will be able to sort of understand how draining it can be both physically and mentally. Thank you for such an amazing app. It’s helping us one step at a time!
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- Crohn's & Colitis UK
- 10.4 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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