U-M startup launches 3D app that maps pain

By | September 17, 2018

GeoPain logo with smartphone showing app

GeoPain, a mobile pain tracking app, launched to the public last month from MoxyTech, a U-M startup. It gives users a 3D image of the body to zero in on the pain—its location and intensity—allowing patients to quickly “paint” their pain on anatomically accurate 3D models using a phone or tablet.

“It’s a more objective measurement of pain that is beyond the zero to 10 scale,” said Alexandre DaSilva, co-founder of MoxyTech and an associate professor and director of the Headache & Orofacial Pain Effort Laboratory at the U-M School of Dentistry. The app is available as a standalone or embeddable solution on Google Play, Apple’s App Store and at www.GeoPain.com.