Deceleration Patio

How we created an ‘app’ to improve the lives of cancer patients and their relatives

Mikael Metthey and Gilles Martinez

on campus, startups, meeting, human factor
Mikael Metthey and Gilles Martinez (left to right) having a 1:1 meeting in the deceleration Patio in Menorca

Careviz, a user-centric health app aiming to improve the lives of cancer patients and their loved ones, was established in March 2017 in London (United Kingdom). The idea did not pop up randomly. Our personal stories inspired us to take action to improve the lives of people living with cancer.
We both share a challenging cancer experience within our family. Mikael lost his mom when he was young and recently lost his aunt to the same cancer. Gilles was affected by his brother’s diagnosis several years ago. Mikael struggled to stay in touch with his aunt because of the distance and decided to respond to this challenge with an app to improve support for patients and their loved ones.
Cancer is a global problem and new cases are on the rise. Worldwide, statistics showed that 18 million people were diagnosed with cancer in 2018 alone. Studies show that 1 in 4 patients lack support from family and friends.
Careviz is a free app that regroups the resources needed during and after treatment. It connects patients with loved ones and the wider patient community, provides a way to keep track of symptoms over time, and offers the possibility to purchase wellbeing products that have been helpful to other patients.
At Careviz, we believe technology can be used to create meaningful social impact. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their loved ones. The Careviz app can help transform the way we relate to people living with cancer. We believe that with the right support, it has the potential to improve the lives of millions affected by cancer worldwide.
 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *