Digital Innovation Hub

Social Platform to Address the Emotional Needs of Young Adults with Cancer (Iaya)

Iaya is a smartphone application custom developed and launched within the BWH/DFCI network which addresses the emotional needs of young adults coping with cancer. Iaya focuses on easing and understanding strong emotions, dealing with uncertainty, effectively communicating with caregivers, and helping with the feeling of being alone. Since initial development, the Iaya team was awarded a $500k grant to test the feasibility of the application.