There is no doubt that we are in the midst of a global healthcare crisis. In America alone, 25% of the population has two or more chronic conditions, which is predicted to increase by 38% by 2020. Chronic conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes and lupus often result in a lifetime of medication, pain management and care.
At Smart Design we strive to design products, services and systems that improve the lives of people. Over the past 2 years we have spoken to a lot of people who are living their lives with a chronic condition. What we have discovered is that the first six months after diagnosis is a critical timeframe. How people act during these first 6 months can dramatically affect their relationship with their illness for the rest of their lives.