Self, a health app for every body.

Self started as a simple idea: how can we use data to understand our bodies?

Built as a ‘ground-up’ rethinking of what a health app is, we worked with diverse communities, experts and downloaded more health apps to our phones than probably anyone else in the world.

Through this research, we realised that everyone carries out research about their own body and mind; a process we call “self research”. However, we often lack the tools and knowledge to do it effectively, leaving individuals open to health misinformation. Self is the tool to help individuals on this journey.

Self is built to be private (your data never needs to leave your phone), non-normative (it makes no assumptions about your body) and infinitely flexible (adapting to whatever is unique to your body).

Self is not just another health app. It represents a paradigm shift, providing individuals with the tools they need to understand their bodies better. We invite you to join us on this transformative journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Together, we can create a healthier future for every body.


The team behind Self is a supergroup consisting of the co-founders of Radical Data, Jo Kroese and Rayén Mitrovich, the founder of Applied Creative, Niels Janssen, and the designer Hannah Nishat Botero.


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MediaFutures was part of the S+T+ARTS ecosystem.

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