Pictal: health visualization tools for patients

Data Visualization, Healthcare


How might we provide patients with a simple, analog tool to help them express their stories and how they are feeling? As a patient, I have extensively used timelines to efficiently talk about my own health history, and I have also used drawings on body shapes to show my symptoms. I decided to create worksheets that other patients could use to do the same.


What started as a set of analog worksheets has now turned into a company: Pictal Health. Through health history visualization, Pictal Health helps patients to be heard and seen as they work with their doctors to get the right diagnosis and treatment. We offer 1-on-1 health visualization services and are working on an app.  You can learn more here. And check out the latest worksheets and free tools: feel free to download, print, and use it however you would like.

See worksheets and templates