Support System

Empowering people with Arthritis through better knowledge of products and tips

How can design improve the lives of people living with arthritis to help them access the information they need about products, aids and tips?

It is estimated that 10 million people in the UK have arthritis, with the most common condition being Osteoarthritis (OA). OA tends to affect people over the age of 40 and is often categorised as ‘wear and tear’ arthritis, affecting 1 in 3 people over the age of 45. The aim of this phase of the project is to empower people through a purposely built system for people with arthritis, designed to signpost and facilitate a simple and more intuitive method of finding suitable products and tips, making everyday tasks more accessible. 

See previous projects with Arthritis Research UK: 2016, 2015, 2014

Research Associates: 
Lizzie RabyEla Neagu

Age & Diversity Research Leader: 
Dr Chris McGinley

Research Partner: 
Arthritis Research UK