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AskSARA

AskSARA
developed by Disabled Living Foundation (DLF), UK


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

Provides information on how older people, and people with a disability, can find solutions to a wide range of activities in the home that might present them with problems.

"AskSARA is an award-winning tool that provides information and advice to individuals who may be experiencing difficulties with daily living activities or conditions. The tool is simple to use in three easy steps, and, at the end of the process, the user receives a tailored report, with help, advice and suggestions about which daily living aids may provide a solution. The mobile web app has been developed with the user in mind; you don’t have to worry about downloading or updating an app. Just visit the AskSARA website, and it will recognise if your device is compatible, and adapt its format as appropriate. This way you can be confident in always receiving the latest information, advice, product suggestions, and their prices." Disabled Living Foundation, UK | http://bit.ly/16uN4n0


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

BIG Launcher

BIG Launcher
developed by Cofis CZ, sro, Czech Republic


Improving communication

Arabic / Chinese / Croatian / Czech / Danish / Dutch / English / Estonian / Finnish / French / German / Greek / Hebrew / Hindi / Hungarian / Indonesian / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Lithuanian / Norwegian / Polish / Portuguese / Romanian / Russian / Slovak / Spanish / Swedish / Thai / Turkish / Vietnamese

Cost: 'demo' version free, £7.50 [approximately €10.81, $11.70]

Simplified phone ‘home’ screen for older people, and for people with visual impairment (and even for anyone who dislikes numerous phone icons).

Recommended by AGE Platform Europe (AGE) and by the European Disability Forum (EDF) as part of the 2011 Vodafone Foundation’s ‘Smart Accessibility’ competition Recommended by AGE Platform Europe (AGE) and by the European Disability Forum (EDF) as part of the 2011 Vodafone Foundation | http://bit.ly/OWoFOo


Tags: Disability

Dragon Search

Speech-recognition app that allows the user to conduct Internet searches on the phone through voice commands.

“Apps certainly have the potential to make life easier for deaf people—though very few products are addressing this market. This particular app can be very useful for deaf people in some situations. At present, though, it only seems to be available in Apple.” National Association of Deafened People (NADP), UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


Tags: Disability

eTangram

eTangram
developed by Bilbomática


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities

Basque / English / Spanish

Cost: Free

Utilises Tangram, a Chinese game in which several shapes can be assembled to make larger shapes, to teach a user how to make more complex shapes (such as a rabbit) in several levels of difficulty.

"The latest application has more to do with aging than with children. Tangram can significantly help to keep the mind active, so more and more initiatives practising this game in stimulation programs are being designed to tackle diseases like Alzheimer's." Serdonmas, not-for-profit community home help, Spain | http://bit.ly/16ZG6Hs


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

HabitRPG

HabitRPG
developed by OCDevel LLC (Tyler Renelle)


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English / German

Cost: Free
Role-playing game (RPG) that offers the user ‘virtual’ rewards for having good personal habits.
“HabitRPG is a productivity app in which you get to insert your own metrics to measure yourself against. So, for example, as I have a connective tissue disorder, I need to ensure that my joints don’t get stiff. So, regular stretching is one of my metrics. Eating a certain amount of fruit per week is another. I get role-playing game (RPG) videogame-style rewards (experience points; avatar upgrades) for successfully completing these metrics each day/week/month.” Person with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Norway. | PatientView survey, October 2014.


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

HelpTalk

HelpTalk
developed by 1000 Empresas, Portugal


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: Free

Provides a list of phrases and images that can allow people who have trouble vocalising to communicate some of their needs and feelings.

Recommended by AGE Platform Europe (AGE) and by the European Disability Forum (EDF) as part of the 2011 Vodafone Foundation’s ‘Smart Accessibility’ competition AGE Platform Europe (AGE) and by the European Disability Forum (EDF) as part of the 2011 Vodafone Foundation | http://bit.ly/OWoFOo


Tags: Disability

Sorted: The daily organiser

Sorted: The daily organiser
developed by Aurora Healthcare Communications


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free
Day-to-day organiser for people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or anyone wishing to be more organised.
“A new smartphone app to help people with ADHD plan their day was recently made available on iTunes. The app, which can be used on iPhones and iPads, was designed to assist people affected by ADHD. It was developed by Janssen, a pharmaceutical company, in consultation with Professor Amanda Kirby from the Dyscovery Centre, University of Wales, Newport, and is designed to provide assistance with day-to-day organisation. The app helps users to complete their tasks, and includes a function to motivate them to complete tasks. Users receive daily alerts, and task lists can also be linked to an email.” ADHD Aberdeen and Northeast Scotland, UK | http://bit.ly/1iADCWv


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

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