Digital Technologies

Expertise and research in the areas of Health & Care and Human Centred Design at the University of Manchester has led to the development of multiple mobile and digital technologies to assist with health, self-care, and wellbeing. 

Examples of digital technology projects are below: 


In response to increasing rates of allergies such as hay fever and asthma researchers at the University, in partnership with the Royal Society of Biology and the British Society for Immunology, have developed a smartphone app - #BritainBreathing - to monitor and record allergy incidence.

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Cloudy with a Chance of Pain

Digital technology is now enabling us to explore the relationship between weather and pain; approximately 80% of those who visit the GP for Rheumatoid Arthritis believe the weather influences their pain. The Cloudy with a Chance of Pain app aims to try and find whether there is a scientific basis for this belief.

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ClinTouch is a mobile health intervention created through a £1m MRC award and co-designed as a digital solution for managing psychosis. 

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