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AVC

AVC
developed by Tekneo S.A.S., France


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English / French

Cost: Free

Provides information on recognising signs of a stroke, and techniques of assistance.

"This app is practice in the pocket. It educates the public about stroke, and about identifying the signs of a stroke. It gives information on relevant French national patient associations, including France Accident Vasculaire Cérébral (AVC) [France Stroke] and the Fédération Nationale des Aphasiques de France (FNAF) [French National Federation of Aphasia]. And it lets you make online donations." Representative of Tekneo, France | PatientView survey 2012-2013


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

Come back strong

Come back strong
developed by US National Stroke Association with The State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center, City University of New York (CUNY), and The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health.


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsRemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringInformation

English

Cost: Free

App designed for people who have had strokes, providing practical support and information.

“With support from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), this customizable mobile app has been developed for stroke survivors specifically based on their feedback and needs.

The app provides the stroke survivor or their caregiver with the ability to:

  • create a detailed listing of all medications and set reminders for when to take them
  • add important contact information including who to contact in an emergency and your physicians
  • understand common medical terms relevant to stroke
  • learn more about modifiable and non-modifiable stroke risk factors
  • find helpful information about the physical, emotional, and cognitive conditions of stroke
  • improve their rehabilitation through video instruction
  • find a support group
  • special sections for “Am I having a stroke?” and “Send help message with my location”.

The app was developed through a collaboration with National Stroke Association, The State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center, City University of New York (CUNY), and The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health.”

The US National Stroke Association, the not-for-profit organisation that helped to develop the app. | http://bit.ly/2QslTLl


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

Dexteria

Dexteria
developed by Binary Labs Inc.


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

Chinese / English / French / Spanish

Cost: Free
App to improve fine motor skills as part recovering from injury or stroke, or for learning development skills.
“Dexteria is the only app of its kind to assess and develop fine motor skills, reflexes and handwriting ability and takes full advantage of the iPhone and iPad multi-touch interface. Therapeutic hand exercises build strength, control and dexterity using three formats.



‘Tap’ uses your hand to first generate an on screen map of your fingers and thumb, which it then uses to generate finger tapping exercises. As your thumb remains stationary on the screen, the finger points you created light up one at a time and you are required to tap them. This is a timed exercise, increasing in complexity over a series of levels.



‘Pinch’ requires the use of two digits to pinch images on the screen. Each pinch sees the image disappear, with an end goal of clearing the screen completely. Again, complexity is increased over a series of levels to include more and moving objects.



‘Write’ requires the use of your finger or a stylus to trace lower case and capital letters, as well as numbers.



More recently, Dexteria introduced the option of multiple users and the generation of reports. Assessment and progress can be charted and saved in a report for each individual, providing a touchstone for future practise.



An excellent app for anyone who is looking to build and refine fine motor skills.”
Elizabeth Ratcliff, app specialist and blogger for the Stroke Foundation, an Australian charity that partners with the community to prevent, treat and beat stroke. | http://bit.ly/2ihMM4O


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

First aid by British Red Cross

First aid by British Red Cross
developed by 3 Sided Cube Ltd


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Provides simple advice on how to perform first aid.
"The British Red Cross has launched a new, free, mobile-phone app with videos, interactive quizzes, and simple, step-by-step advice on 18 everyday first-aid scenarios. Has tips on how to prepare for emergencies." Patient Information Forum (PIF), UK | http://bit.ly/1cD0O0Z


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

Froogie

Froogie
developed by Dalhousie Healthy Populations Institute (HPI)


Self-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free
A family-focused app that aims to engage children and parents and help them make healthy food choices
"Unhealthy eating is a leading risk factor for chronic disease in Canada,” says Charlotte Comrie, CEO Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada. "We know how important nutrition is and yet our children’s health is threatened; this puts children and adolescents at risk for premature heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, and some types of cancer.”

Informed by research, this…app has been carefully crafted to provide a fun and interactive experience for children and families to eat healthily together. A combination of the words “fruits” and “veggies,” Froogie offers tips and reminders to promote daily fruit and veggie intake to help meet age-appropriate goals. Up to nine animated Froogie characters can be earned over time and help encourage families to live life on the veg!

“It’s a struggle to get one of my children to eat fruits and vegetables,” says Kimberley Hernandez, parent of three children.

“Froogie is going to be a great way to encourage him and get him engaged in mealtimes. I love the animated characters!”
Co-developer of the app, the patient organisation Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada | http://bit.ly/2lcPWYq


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

Lifesaver Mobile

Lifesaver Mobile
developed by Unit 9


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Video-gaming style of instructing people in how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
“An estimated 60,000 people each year in the UK have an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, and, sadly, less than 10% will survive. Yet, if a bystander is able to start CPR, they could double a person’s chances of survival. The Resuscitation Council (UK) has combined forces with award-winning production company UNIT9 to develop ‘Lifesaver’—a revolutionary new way to learn CPR … Lifesaver is a live-action movie you play like a game. It just happens to show how to save someone’s life. It throws you into the heart of the action, changing what happens in movies, showing real people in real places. … You learn by doing: do it wrong, and see the consequences; do it right, and sense the thrill of saving a life. And it is free.” Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK), UK | Source no longer available


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

Rädda Liv [Save Life]

Rädda Liv [Save Life]
developed by Hjärt-Lungfonden (patient group) with AFA- Försäkring and Bliwa Livförsäkring.(two health insurers)


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

Swedish

Cost: Free

Provides information on how to conduct cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Recommended by the Hjärt-Lungfonden [Heart-Lung Foundation], Sweden Recommended by the Hjärt-Lungfonden, Sweden | PatientView survey 2012-2013


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

Röda Korset Första hjälpen [Red Cross First Aid]

Röda Korset Första hjälpen [Red Cross First Aid]
developed by 3 Sided Cube Ltd


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

Swedish

Cost: Free

Provides information on how to conduct cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for adults.

Recommended by the Hjärt-Lungfonden [Heart-Lung Foundation], Sweden Hjärt-Lungfonden, Sweden | PatientView survey 2012-2013


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

SmallTalk Aphasia - Female

SmallTalk Aphasia - Female
developed by Lingraphicare America Inc, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

Provides a vocabulary of pictures and videos that talk in a natural human voice.

“Helps people who have difficulty speaking.” Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA), West Yorkshire Branch, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


Tags: Disability

Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.

Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.
developed by Ad Council; and Grey New York


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English / Spanish

Cost: Free
Tool that teaches how to be aware of the symptoms of a stroke, and how to react.

“Stroke is not only the No. 4 cause of death in the United States, it’s also a leading cause of severe, long-term disability. That's why it’s important to take action immediately. Research conducted by The American Stroke Association shows that patients who take a clot-busting drug, or thrombolytic, within three hours of their first stroke symptom can reduce long-term disability from ischemic stroke – the most common type, accounting for about 87% of all cases. When you know the signs of stroke, the life you save could be your own or someone else's. Learn to spot the signs of stroke, or spot a stroke F.A.S.T. (Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 911) with the help of our mobile app for iphone/ipad. Your life is in your hands."

‘Go Red for Women’, American Heart Association (AHA), USA | http://bit.ly/1hgCCXW


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

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