D3.2 MS Assistant
Many people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) experience a significant decline in their abilities due to the progression of condition after five years after they are diagnosed. Following this period, they are likely to need support to coping with and managing the functional limitations of MS as they age. Mobile health applications provide potential support for the self-management of the condition. MS Assistant is a health and wellness self-management app that assists individuals aging with MS. Developed as a dissertation project by Ljilja Ruzic Kascak, who recently graduated with a Ph.D. in Industrial Design from Georgia Tech, the evidence-based app was designed to help users track their symptoms and share health data with providers. To provide social support, the app also enables users to interact with other people with MS throughout the world. Moreover, the app was designed to be educational, providing the latest research, health tips, and MS-related information.