Austrian first responder and first aid app.
“The Free App (for Android and iOS) of Arbeiter Samariter Bund Österreichs helps with first aid. In an emergency, instructions can be found, which guide the first responder step by step with images and text.
From protection at an accident site, to how to resuscitate after a cardiac arrest, the app provides vital tips.
National and international emergency numbers can be dialed with the push of a button. Now you can also display the location of the nearest defibrillator on a map.
The app can be downloaded for free from the iTunes or Google Play store and is optimized for smartphones and tablets.
Of course, the app does not replace a first aid course, but it can provide the security in an emergency to help quickly and without hesitation.”Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Österreichs, the Austrian first responder and first aid not for profit organisation which developed and launched the app. | http://bit.ly/2AzXZ63
App to help people with adrenal insufficiency manage their condition and get appropriate treatment in emergencies
“The Adrenal APP helps the patient ensure that crucial medical information is available at any time of the day or night, wherever the patient and his or her smartphone are together.
The app helps to collect and access this crucial information.The app on a smartphone makes it possible to explain instantly that the patient has an adrenal disorder and that he is dependent on hydrocortisone.
This means: “inject first, talk later”, and that is an essential instruction for the ambulance crew and for the staff in the emergency department. Importantly, they can verify this in the (Dutch) ambulance crew’s Protocol for Adrenal Insufficiency.”Johan G Beun, Co-ordinator BijnierNET/AdrenalNET, a virtual network of patients, healthcare practitioners and informal carers, which developed the app | App information submission to myhealthapps.net
Provides information on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), dieticians and hospitals, and on the activities of France-based patient group, Association Francois Aupetit (AFA).
Game involving characters modelled on birds and pigs, and which is said to feature physics-based gameplay.
GPS tracking allows the app to show the pharmacies in the user’s local area.
Logs asthma activity, medicines, triggers, and peak-flow readings in diary and graph form.
Allows a user with asthma to record event information (such as environmental conditions, symptoms, treatments, and vital signs) that may be relevant to asthma.
Diabetes management app intended to simplify diabetes management, and to be used by adolescents and younger people with diabetes.
Allows carers, healthcare professionals, parents, and teachers to track the behaviour patterns of children, and to present them in graph form.
Simplified phone ‘home’ screen for older people, and for people with visual impairment (and even for anyone who dislikes numerous phone icons).
Allows a user to record diabetes-related personal information, including blood glucose levels, carbohydrate consumption, and medication.
Allows a user to find nutritional information about food, and to track meals, exercise and weight.
I know the people who have developed it and I trust them, very important with medical data of this nature. This App gets my seal of approval and a big thumbs-up from me. Well done CML Advocates Network.”Kris Griffin, patient advocate with CML | https://accesscmldrugs.wordpress.com/tag/app/
Logs blood glucose, blood-fat and blood-pressure levels, calories, carbohydrates, HbA1c, insulin, ketones, and weight.
Diabetes logbook that allows a user to record and monitor blood pressure, carbohydrate intake, exercise regimes, glucose readings, insulin injections, lab results, medication, pulse, temperature, weight, and other vital statistics.
Reminder to take medications on time.
Voice-recognition app that turns spoken words into on-screen text, which can be used as notes or as email.
Speech-recognition app that allows the user to conduct Internet searches on the phone through voice commands.
Diary that allows the user's epilepsy-relevant medical history to be logged.
Shows citizens of EU Member States how to apply for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
App to develop positive feelings and resilience to deal with stress, depression and anxiety.
“Positive Mental Training is available as the iOS/Android app Feeling Good(now approved by NHS Digital App Library)
The app is free to download, and comes pre-loaded with:
A great feature of the app is a progress monitor in the form of a tree which gradually fills out with leaves and flowers as progress is made through the programme. We really like the growth metaphor.
You can set up listening reminders as well. The app has 2 mental health questionnaires, so you can assess your health status, this also helps us to assess the helpfulness of the programme (anonymously).”The Scottish mental health charity the Foundation for Positive Mental Health which developed the app | http://bit.ly/2w33NDf
Intended to improve the chances of conception.
Designed to be used during the annual ‘Global Corporate Challenge’ (GCC) walk, a virtual event intended to promote personal fitness and better health. Android app no longer seems available.
Offers answers to healthcare-related questions, according to condition, health concern, medication or symptom.
Quick, simple, self-applied hearing test that does not require an appointment with a medical professional.
Helps people with diabetes to track and manage blood-sugar levels.
App to help research early detection of Parkinson’s
“By downloading the iPrognosis app, you will donate data to the "GData" study, towards the development of early Parkinson’s disease detection tests. The iPrognosis app will record data from your everyday use of the smartphone, eg when talking on the phone or sending a text message.
Data recorded will be pseudonymised and uploaded securely on the Cloud when your phone is connected to Wi-Fi. You can choose what is being recorded and withdraw at any time.”
Medication reminder aimed at people living with HIV/AIDS.
Food and exercise diary aimed at European users.
Recognises currency, and speaks the denomination, enabling people with a visual impairment or blindness to identify and count banknotes.
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/
Allows runs to be mapped, and progress tracked.
List containing information about rare diseases.
“With your help we at patientMpower have developed an electronic health diary (an “app”) which can be used by people with lung fibrosis to help them keep track of their symptoms and lung health.
The patientMpower app works on any smartphone or tablet device (like an iPad). The idea is that you use your mobile phone to keep a diary of various symptoms and other factors related to your lung health. For example, you can keep track of the number of steps walked each day or your level of breathlessness. If you have a connected spirometer, the breathing test information will also be recorded and the app can be used as a reminder to take your medicines each day. When attending clinic appointments, it may be useful to have this type of information to hand so you can tell the doctor or nurse about issues that may have been troubling you.
“A group of ILFA volunteers have tested the app with home spirometry in a user experience survey and given us useful feedback on their experience of the app. patientMpower want to thank these volunteers for their help in guiding us on how we can improve the app and its use with measurement devices (like home spirometers).”Article in patient group newsletter of Irish Lung Fibrosis Association | http://bit.ly/2AIf2Rk
Pedometer tracks steps taken, speed achieved, laps covered, distance traveled, and calories burned.
Scans and recognises text documents, bills, business cards, whiteboards, etc, then allows the text to be shared across computers and with other people through the ‘cloud’.
Helps people with rheumatism monitor their condition.
Diabetes logbook for recording and tracking blood-glucose levels, blood pressure, carbohydrate intake, and medication.
Automates applied behavior-analysis instruction.
Vocalises the written content of documents, emails, PDF files, web pages, etc, that the user has copied and pasted into the app, and converts text into speech.
Supports early learning for children with Down’s syndrome.
Interactive app that allows children with Down’s syndrome to learn at their own pace.
Game that shows images of parts of the human body, and is intended to test knowledge of anatomy.
App enabling adults and children with communication difficulties to express their views
“The Talking Mats app can be used as an interactive tool to help a person express their opinions, choices, ideas and preferences. The app is specifically designed for people with communication difficulties to express their ideas on a wide range of topics through a structured discussion format.
…Talking Mats incorporate the use of pictures to facilitate discussions. A person can choose the pictures they would like to have available then sort them under a visual scale (e.g. yes/no/maybe).
…The app provides instructions and has a simple display with pictures that can be moved on the screen.
…The app is motivating in itself to use as a person is able to choose between a range of symbols to communicate their preferences to another person. A person can move symbols on the screen to reflect their thoughts and preferences. The app does not produce any sounds and is designed to use interactively during conversations.
…A person can import their own pictures to the Talking Mat, thereby making it more relevant to their day to day living activities.
The app can provide a visual framework to guide conversations and may be used to:
Many people with Autism are visual learners, therefore presenting information in an interactive, visual form may appeal to many people and support a person to express themselves.”Autism apps, a website run by the Autism Association of Western Australia, a not-for-profit service provider, research and patient advocacy organisation | http://bit.ly/2QoIpoB
Is meant to be one of world’s largest directory of public lavatories/restrooms, with over 60,000 listed and mapped by users through crowd-sourcing.
Aims to help people eat more healthily by demonstrating the effectiveness of the traffic-light rating of food content which appears on food packaging.
App intended to help first-responding members of the public who happen to be on scene when someone requires cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
App to help people to identify and avoid triggers for urticaria (hives).
“The severity of Urticaria can vary. The spectrum ranges from a short and mild discomfort up to years of constant torture.
Also, the triggers for Urticaria are different from patient to patient. In some cases the trigger can be identified and easily avoided, in other cases it is never found.
The most important step is to identify the triggers and determine the individual sensitivity threshold. To do that it is essential to run a diary that helps to document the course of the disease.
This app will help those affected with it. Fewer relapses or a decrease in the severity of relapses, is already a success.”Global patient group which developed the app: “Global allergy and asthma patient platform” – (GAAPP) | http://bit.ly/2MQ9rz3
Provides information on vaccines and vaccination.
27-question online questionnaire that assesses a user's risk of anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
‘OpenStreetMap’ that shows ramps and other disability-friendly access facilities.
Exercise instructor and fitness-activity planner.
Allows the user to follow the progress of World Child Cancer projects around the world, and to find out more about how cancer is faced by children in the developing world.
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