Mobile Health App Collaborators

Collaboration with Researchers and Health & Care professionals

This article discusses how Evolyst collaborate. For more info, call +44 (0)1926 623 155 or email


Evolyst - Background

Evolyst specialises in the development of award-winning evidence-based health apps. 

We thrive on collaborative projects, seeing ourselves as 'technology-enablers' to the experts in the field. We are able to collaborate with researchers, health & care professionals, psychologists, and many more.

We have already completed projects with Kings College London, the NHS, Warwick University, and Coventry University.

We are often on the look out for collaborative projects which aim to develop high-end evidence-based health apps.


So what kind of projects could we collaborate on?

Medical Apps

COPD Assistant, is a health app developed with the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. The app will be used to support GP’s in following Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) pathway. It allows GP’s to have access to have a mobile based record which shows how their patients have progressed through the pathway; this in turn can be used by researchers to evaluate how effectively the pathway is being utilised.

COPD Assistant uses Google Material Design, which allows for a single, underlying system for a unified experience across all platforms and device sizes and synthesises classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility of technology and science. COPD Assistant is currently in trials with GP’s.

Psychology Apps

SlowMo is the first digital therapy platform that helps people to visualise their thoughts and thinking habits, and provides a revolutionary shift in the accessibility of therapy and self-management tools.

SlowMo works by targeting the problematic fast thinking habits that attribute to paranoia by encouraging people to ‘slow down for a moment’, providing tips to manage upsetting thoughts. An interactive interface supports the delivery of face-to-face therapy sessions, which are complemented by a mobile application for use in daily life.

SlowMo has been developed in collaboration with King's College London, the Psychosis Research Partnership and the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art. The project was originally funded by the Maudsley Charity and Wellcome Trust.

Mental health is cited as a major challenge affecting workplace health and well being, and the application recently won the ‘One to Watch’ category at the AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards.

Behavioural change Apps

In collaboration with Public Health Warwickshire and the Centre for Technology Enabled Health Research (CTEHR), Coventry University, Health Heroes is the first evidence-based app aimed at helping families to manage their portion sizes. The project involves extensive research with parents with overweight children and utilises ground breaking methods drawn from the fields of Health Psychology, User-Centred Design (UCD), Gamification & Persuasive technologies.

Users can log their daily food intake (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and play the daily quiz to gain coins to progress further on the game aspect of Health Heroes. Logging their food results in comparing their own balance wheel to the suggested balance wheel, giving users hints and tips on how to improve their overall diet. Health Heroes is originally targeted at families and helping them to manage portion sizes; the game side of the app features a family leaderboard to add in a bit of competitiveness to ensure users are doing their best to eat healthily.

Evolyst were the winners of an Innovate UK award (The Government’s Technology Strategy Board) to develop the idea with the backing of The Jamie Oliver Group.


How do I collaborate or get more information?

We are always pro-actively looking for researchers, and health & care professionals to collaborate with, and we often co-write successful grant bids with our clients.

If you would like to collaborate, or would simply like more information, then please call us on +44 (0)1926 623 155 or email

Alternatively, visit our Twitter or Facebook pages to find out more about our projects at present.