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BIG Launcher

BIG Launcher
developed by Cofis CZ, sro, Czech Republic


Improving communication

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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

Coeliac UK – Gluten-free on the move

Coeliac UK – Gluten-free on the move
developed by Coeliac UK and Brandbank


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

Bokmål / Catalan / Chinese / Czech / Danish / Dutch / English / Finnish / French / German / Greek / Hebrew / Hungarian / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Norwegian / Polish / Portuguese / Romanian / Russian / Slovak / Spanish / Swedish / Turkish

Cost: Free to members of Coeliac UK. Becoming a Member of Coeliac UK costs £20 per year.
The app will help you manage every element of your gluten-free diet, whether it's shopping for food or finding somewhere to eat out.
“The app will help you manage every element of your gluten-free diet, whether it's shopping for food or finding somewhere to eat out.” Coeliac UK | PatientView Survey November 2015


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

Dragon Dictation

Dragon Dictation
developed by Nuance Communications Inc, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities

Arabic / Chinese / Czech / Danish / Dutch / English / Finnish / French / German / Greek / Hungarian / Indonesian / Italian / Japanese / Malay / Norwegian / Polish / Portuguese / Romanian / Russian / Slovak / Spanish / Swedish / Turkish / Vietnamese

Cost: Free

Voice-recognition app that turns spoken words into on-screen text, which can be used as notes or as email.

“Offers voice recognition. ” Patient group specialising in learning disorders, Canada | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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

European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

Shows citizens of EU Member States how to apply for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

“The European Commission explains how to use the European Health Insurance Card through an app for smartphones. Anyone can download the app, which contains information about the card: who to contact to request it; how to use the phone numbers for emergency calls; what healthcare and expenses are covered by insurance; and the app explains the procedures for reimbursement.” Il Consiglio Nazionale dei Consumatori e degli Utenti (CNCU) [The National Council of Consumers and Users], Italy | http://bit.ly/MGfWlD


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

LookTel Money Reader

LookTel Money Reader
developed by Ipplex Holdings Corporation, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

Bokmål / Chinese / Danish / English / Finnish / French / German / Greek / Hungarian / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Norwegian / Polish / Russian / Spanish / Swedish

Cost: £7.99 [approximately €8.90, $12.48]

Recognises currency, and speaks the denomination, enabling people with a visual impairment or blindness to identify and count banknotes.

“Scans money of a wide range of different currencies, and it will tell you the value of each note. [Item 48 on RNIB list.]” Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB), UK | Source no longer available


Tags: Disability

MediSafe Meds and Pill Reminder
Medication reminder.
“ 'Medisafe' helps me keep track of my medications, and when to take them. I have used many more health apps, but this one [and two others I have recommended to this PatientView survey] are the only ones I felt were worth the price, or I found myself using in the long run.” Person living with arthritis and Crohn’s disease, USA | PatientView survey, August 2014


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

MyDystonia

MyDystonia
developed by Dystonia-Europe (European Dystonia Federation)


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

Bokmål / Danish / English / Finnish / French / German / Italian / Norwegian / Russian / Spanish / Swedish

Cost: Free
A disease diary for dystonia patients to track and record symptoms and treatment.
“Dystonia Europe developed the MyDystonia app for patients. MyDystonia is an electronic diary created for people with the neurological disease Dystonia. By answering predefined questions (e.g. symptoms like overactive muscles or pain and impact on daily living) the user is able to examine and to visualise his/her well-being according to the treatment schedule.

MyDystonia gives the physician a reliable overview ahead of the consultation, helping to save time. It also helps the patient keep track of their symptoms and how effective their treatment is. This has led to improved communication and treatment outcomes.

The App was initiated, designed and developed by patients for patients. Dystonia Europe has the 100% ownership of the project, the database includes collected data from users of the MyDystonia diary.”

European Patient Forum | European Patient Forum, Position paper on eHealth, Dec 2016, page 12, http://www.eu-patient.eu/whatwedo/Policy/eHealth/


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

ReSound Smart
App that creates a direct connection between hearing aids and content from some android devices, iphones, ipads, ipod touch, and Apple Watch
“…what’s interesting about GN Resound is that all their wireless hearing aids…can connect to your smartphones and tablets wirelessly, allowing you to hear the tinnitus masker straight into your hearing aid. In fact, it allows you to hear any audio output from your smartphone and tablet through your hearing aid.
The GN Resound LiNX and LiNX2 premium hearing aids can directly connect to your Apple smartphones and tablets and some Android models; other hearing aid models and Android devices currently require either the GN Resound Phone Clip or the GN Resound Mini Mic as a connector.
The Phone Clip functions as a remote control in addition to connecting to your phone, allowing you to easily change the programme function on your hearing aids as well as allowing you to stream music or any other form of audio directly into the hearing aids. The Mini Mic allows you to gain better speech understanding in noisy places by reducing the distance between yourself and the sound source, allowing you to hear the speech more than the noise – similar to a loop system. The Mini Mic can also connect directly to your smart phone or any audio output socket using a wire to stream the sound directly to your hearing aids.
Other hearing aid manufacturers have similar capabilities but most require an additional bluetooth streamer to connect your hearing aids to a smartphone.”
Jesal Vishnuram, Technology Officer, Action on Hearing Loss UK | https://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/community/blogs/our-guest-blog/the-big-noise-about-tinnitus-apps.aspx


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

SATS Elixia

SATS Elixia
developed by XLENT Consulting Group


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

Bokmål / Finnish / Norwegian / Swedish

Cost: Free
Allows a person to book fitness training classes, and log work-out and weight statistics.
“The SATS Elixia app is helping me currently, as it tracks every time I sign in to my local gym in Oslo with my card, and it allows me to book classes online through it. I can track my progress over the weeks, and if I get a personal trainer, my schedule appears on it. If I start a diet plan, it has a calorie counter and checklist.” Person with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Norway. | PatientView survey, October 2014.


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

SiDiary

SiDiary
developed by Sinovo Ltd & Co KG, Germany


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

Catalan / Chinese / Croatian / Czech / Danish / Dutch / English / Finnish / French / German / Greek / Italian / Polish / Portuguese / Russian / Slovak / Slovenian / Spanish / Swedish / Thai / Turkish

Cost: Andorid: Free, Apple: £4.25 [approximately €5.99, $6.64]

Diabetes logbook for recording and tracking blood-glucose levels, blood pressure, carbohydrate intake, and medication.

“The app is well made, and attractive. For users of the app, a PC is a must, so that you can go read the data or statistics. But even for people who do not use the PC version, the app is a fully mature and good diary, though you must not forget those that the app does not export. For this, one would need the ‘SiDiary’ online data-print function, (not PDF, text only), and, therefore, it is only natural to synchronise the data to the Internet version.” Diabetes-Index of Diabetes Zentrale e.V. | http://bit.ly/rnOBK6


Tags: Medical

Special Stories

Special Stories
developed by Special iApps, UK


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

Catalan / Croatian / Dutch / English / Finnish / French / German / Italian / Norwegian / Spanish / Turkish

Cost: £9.99 [approximately €14.10, $15.73]

Supports early learning for children with Down’s syndrome.

“Our ‘See and Learn’ programmes are evidence-based, and make it easy to provide effective support for language learning and speech development during the early years—at home, and in group and therapy sessions. In a survey of people using ‘See and Learn’, 85% reported that their child’s language and reading skills have improved.” Down Syndrome Education (DSE) International, UK | [Link no longer available]


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

Special Words

Special Words
developed by Special iApps, UK


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

Albanian / Bulgarian / Catalan / Croatian / Dutch / English / Finnish / French / German / Hindi / Italian / Norwegian / Portuguese / Spanish / Swedish / Turkish / English - American / English - Australian / Welsh

Cost: £9.99 [approximately €14.10, $15.73]

Interactive app that allows children with Down’s syndrome to learn at their own pace.

“Our ‘See and Learn’ programmes are evidence-based, and make it easy to provide effective support for language learning and speech development during the early years—at home and in group and therapy sessions. In a survey of people using the ‘See and Learn’, 85% reported that their child’s language and reading skills have improved.” Down Syndrome Education International (DSE), UK | [Link no longer available]


Tags: Disability

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