Lift Pulse

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Supported languages:

English

Cost:

Free

Records the extent of a user's tremor via the smartphone's accelerometer.

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Languages

English

Countries of use

Any in which the user is familiar with English.

Cost

Free

Developer

Lift Labs/Lynx Design
(Based in United States)
https://www.liftlabsdesign.com ; Support email:

Funder

Lift Labs/Lynx Design, via angel funding and funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA

Medical Adviser

Lift Labs/Lynx Design, USA; International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF), USA

Features

Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities
Self-monitoring Self-monitoring
Trackers Trackers

Summary

Records the extent of a user's tremor via the smartphone's accelerometer. For people with Parkinson’s, orthostatic tremor (OT), and other forms of tremor. Monitors a tremor over a ten-second period, sensing tremors from all directions. Calculates the amount of tremor, and compares it to a pre-set baseline.


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Reviews

Reviewer: ‘Tremor Talk’, International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) blog, USA
Review: “ ‘Lift Pulse’ 2.0, a smart phone app created by Lift Labs, has released the results of data gathered from users since updating the app in June 2013. Lift Pulse 2.0 includes a journal feature that measures and records tremors. It also records what medications you’re taking for tremor, and how you’re doing with sleep, exercise, and stress. The app stores your journal entries anonymously in Lift Lab’s private database. You have access to this data through your phone and computer, and Lift Lab analyses it to provide you with information on how different factors affect your tremor. Among the data extracted from users of Lift Pulse 2.0, Lift Labs found: the most commonly-used prescription is Propranolol (Inderal), followed by Primidone (Mysoline); exercise exacerbates amplitude of tremor; and people who reported less stress have less severe tremor symptoms. Lift Pulse 2.0 users have measured their tremor almost 4,000 times so far, and that number continues to grow, according to Lift Labs.”
Source: http://bit.ly/1opBDHc
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1opBDHf
Reviewer: Blogger on the Orthostatic Tremor (OT) forum, USA
Review: “Another free iPhone app, ‘Lift Pulse’, with a much simpler user interface. This was developed for recording tremors. … The initial use of Lift Pulse was directed towards essential tremor and Parkinson’s, but strapping an iPhone onto your legs or effected area should have the same results as it being handheld. The only possible problem is that the maximum results seem to chart up to 15Hz, and the normal range for orthostatic tremor (OT) is 13-18Hz. So, you might find yourself pushing the limits of the chart. There are many premade straps available for iPhones that have been made for people that run with their phones and listen to music, or I’m sure that you could devise something similar with a piece of cloth, velcro, or plastic wrap. … The app takes a 10-second recording, and then shows the results. It’s very easy to use. … I received an email from Lift Lab Design, the developer of the Lift Pulse app, and, in the future, they will be increasing the scale to 20Hz, to incorporate the range potential of OT.”
Source: http://bit.ly/1g7vGxw
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1g7vGxy

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