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Afa-MICI

Afa-MICI
developed by Franck Touboul, Ylly, France


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsInformation

Chinese / Czech / Dutch / English / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Polish / Portuguese / Russian / Spanish / Swedish / Turkish

Cost: Free

Provides information on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), dieticians and hospitals, and on the activities of France-based patient group, Association Francois Aupetit (AFA).

"Provides news and information on the diseases in which our Association specialises (maladies inflammatoires chroniques intestinales, or MICI), which are Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The app shows the location of toilets. It also allows networking between patients, through the forum." Representative of the Association François Aupetit (AFA), France | PatientView survey 2012-2013


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

Angry Birds

Angry Birds
developed by Rovio, Finland


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities

Chinese / English / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Spanish

Cost: Free on Android; Apple: £0.79 [approximately €1.14, $1.23]; Blackberry: £3.50 [approximately €5.04, $5.46]

Game involving characters modelled on birds and pigs, and which is said to feature physics-based gameplay.

“It is a genius app, addictive in a healthy sense, and providing quality ‘mindfulness’ (in the current jargon). Very absorbing. Great for anxiety, in particular, but also for depression. There are probably some excellent self-management apps for people with mental illness, but I’m not aware of them. The scope is enormous in terms of social connection, information, and coping resources (for example, soothing, distracting, etc).” Star Wards | PatientView survey, July-August 2011


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

Asthma Coach

Asthma Coach
developed by Eighty Twenty/4D, Ireland


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

Danish / Dutch / English / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Polish / Portuguese / Russian / Spanish / Swedish

Cost: Free

Logs asthma activity, medicines, triggers, and peak-flow readings in diary and graph form.

"The Asthma Society of Ireland has launched Asthma Coach, a new free app for iPhones and mobile website for all Smartphone devices aimed at helping people better manage their symptoms. It’s essential for people with asthma to have an asthma management plan and to review it regularly with their healthcare professional. The Asthma Coach will let them do this easily in a way that fits into their busy lifestyle." Asthma Society of Ireland, Ireland | http://bit.ly/122Kmmm


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

Bemyeyes

Bemyeyes
developed by Hans Jorgen Wiberg, Christian Erfurt Hansen


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

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

Cost: Free
Bemyeyes creates a live video connection between a visually-impaired person and a sighted volunteer when they need remote help.
“Be My Eyes is an extremely powerful platform whose time has come…My go-to resource for those times when greater independence can best be achieved by knowing when and how to ask for help.” Bill Holton, American Foundation for the Blind | http://bit.ly/2nhW91b


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

Calorie Counter by FatSecret

Calorie Counter by FatSecret
developed by Secret Industries Pty Ltd, Australia


TrackersInformation

Chinese / Dutch / English / French / German / Indonesian / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Polish / Portuguese / Russian / Spanish / Swedish

Cost: Free

Allows a user to find nutritional information about food, and to track meals, exercise and weight.

“I've been using ‘FatSecret’ for about six months, with no problems. Things I like about it: good mobile app; can set nutrient tracker to show net carbs, instead of total carbs; has an iGoogle widget, so that I can make quick updates from my home page; large database of foods; easy to use. What I wish it could do: Better reporting. Would love to be able to view full nutritional data, so I could track vitamin and other nutrient intake, instead of just calories, fat, protein and carbohydrates.” Blogger on the AskMetaFilter site, USA | http://bit.ly/fnEuv2


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

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

Headache Diary (ecoHeadache)

Headache Diary (ecoHeadache)
developed by ecoTouchMedia (Jae-Ung Yi)


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Spanish

Cost: £1.91 [approximately €2.37, $2.99]
Diary for people who have headaches, migraine, or ENT (ear, nose or throat) pain.
“Over the last few months I have been trying out a bunch of migraine-diary apps. I am seeing a new specialist in a couple of months, and I thought I’d try these apps to export some records for him. I think the apps have potential to be useful, but I have had issues finding one with an optimal feature set. A lot of them just seem to cease development or don't implement suggestions from reviews either. Anyway, I thought I’d give some input on what I have found. … As far as actually learning something about your migraines, there is one called ‘ecoHeadache’ that so far blows away everything I have tried. It not only has extensive diary features, but a good medication and therapy database that you can easily update. It keeps track of the how well each medication and therapy worked for each attack, and creates stats on how well they are working. It also has a triggers section, symptoms, and pretty much everything else you can think of. Other apps I tried do tough on these features, but on nowhere close to this level. So, on top of keeping records for the specialist, I really think I can learn something from using this app. I am actually kind of excited about it. Another big plus is it’s one of the few apps that allows you to input headache durations in days, not just hours. I am not sure why so many apps are missing this feature when so many people’s migraines last longer than 24 hours. … A lot of the free [apps I tried] were too barebones, and the interfaces really varied as far as intuitiveness. A lot of the pay ones didn’t have a feature set that matched the ‘ecoHeadache’ one, and cost more.” Patient, writing on Migrainepage discussion forum, November 2011, USA | http://bit.ly/1B2gt7k


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

Healthsome G for Glucose

Healthsome G for Glucose
developed by Taconic System LLC


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

Chinese / English / French / German / Japanese / Korean / Spanish

Cost: Free
Tracks glucose, meal types, medication, and weight.
“Using Healthsome G provides daily results that help me stick to the plan I have worked out for me. No real National Health Service (NHS) support for what I am doing. When I suggested to my GP, I was told most people would not want to record like this, so it is not worth them offering anything. My type-2 diabetes, my blood pressure, my cholesterol are all controlled. I did not take medications. I researched, and, using apps, have won.” Person living with post-polio syndrome and type-2 diabetes, UK | PatientView survey, August 2014


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

Hearing-Check

Hearing-Check
developed by Frank Shearar / Action on Hearing Loss (RNID), UK


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoring

Chinese / Czech / Dutch / English / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Polish / Portuguese / Russian / Spanish / Swedish

Cost: Free

Quick, simple, self-applied hearing test that does not require an appointment with a medical professional.

“Measures a person’s ability to hear someone speaking when there is background noise, similar to being in a crowded room. The app is free to download, and is a convenient way for people to check their hearing is within the normal range. Action on Hearing Loss Chief Executive, Jackie Ballard, said: “This is a fantastic new way to encourage people to value their hearing, and check it regularly. It offers quick results, and confidential advice from anywhere with a decent phone signal”.” Action on Hearing Loss, UK | http://bit.ly/N8naLP


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

ICE: In Case of Emergency

ICE: In Case of Emergency
developed by Appventive LLC, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

Danish / Dutch / English / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Polish / Spanish / Swedish

Cost: £2.29 [approximately €3.30, $3.57]

List of a user’s medical records.

“Medical information sharing. Stores emergency contacts, insurance, and medical information.” Minnesota’s Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, USA | http://bit.ly/NcSmx5


Tags: Medical

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

Nike+ Running

Nike+ Running
developed by Digital Sport, Nike Inc, USA


Self-monitoringTrackers

Chinese / English / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Portuguese / Spanish

Cost: Free

Allows runs to be mapped, and progress tracked.

“The app makes it much easier to keep track of all workouts and physical activity, inspiring people to stay active.” C3 Collaborating for Health, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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

Pedometer

Pedometer
developed by Luminant Software Inc, USA


Self-monitoringTrackers

Dutch / English / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Portuguese / Spanish / Swedish

Cost: Free on Android; Apple: £0.79 [approximately €1.14, $1.23]

Pedometer tracks steps taken, speed achieved, laps covered, distance traveled, and calories burned.

“Gives an immediate response.” Patient group specialising in heart conditions, USA | PatientView survey, July-August 2011


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

Period Tracker

Period Tracker
developed by GP Apps/GP International LLC


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

Chinese / Dutch / English / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Portuguese / Russian / Spanish / Swedish / Turkish / Ukrainian

Cost: Free, full version: Android: £1.24 [approximately €1.76, $1.56], Apple: £1.27 [approximately €1.79, $1.99]
Tracks and predicts periods.
Tracks and predicts periods
“Makes it easy to track and predict menstrual cycles.” Person living with a blood disorder; USA | PatientView survey, August 2014


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

Plague Inc.

Plague Inc.
developed by Mario Hros who worksat Ndemic Creations


Information

English / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Portuguese / Russian / Spanish

Cost: Free on Android, Apple: £0.79 [approximately €1.24, $1.56]
Game in which the user attempts to infect the world's population with viruses.
"Tool to teach the public about outbreaks and disease transmission because of how it uses a non-traditional route to raise public awareness on epidemiology, disease transmission, and diseases/pandemic information. The game creates a compelling world that engages the public on serious public health topics." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA | http://1.usa.gov/1IYB6Uw


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

Runtastic Pro

Runtastic Pro
developed by Runtastic GmbH


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

Chinese / Czech / Dutch / English / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Polish / Portuguese / Russian / Spanish / Turkish

Cost: (exchange rates are approximate) Apple: £3.99 / $6.22 / €5.59; Android: £4.99 / $7.78 / €6.99; Windows: £1.49 / $5.44 / €2.32; Blackberry: £3.50 / $5.44 / €4.89. A series of in-app purchases are available. The app is also available in a free version (Runtastic)
Tracks fitness activities (cycling, jogging, rowing or walking).
“Runtastic Pro tracks my exercise and motivation.” Person living with hormonal conditions, UK | PatientView survey, October 2014


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

Traffic Light Food Tracker

Traffic Light Food Tracker
developed by No details available


TrackersInformation

Basque / Chinese / Dutch / English / French / German / Japanese / Korean / Vietnamese

Cost: Free

Aims to help people eat more healthily by demonstrating the effectiveness of the traffic-light rating of food content which appears on food packaging.

“Sort the fat from the fiction. Ever been caught out by claims such as “fat-free”, or “high in protein”, only to discover that you’ve been duped into buying something full of sugar? The app demonstrates how traffic-light labelling can help you cut through marketing hype, and make healthier choices.” Obesity Policy Coalition, Australia | PatientView survey, July-August 2012 and http://bit.ly/qeZeJ7


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

Trygfonden Hjertestart [Tryg Foundation Heart Start]

Trygfonden Hjertestart [Tryg Foundation Heart Start]
developed by Valtech Danmark/Lasse Rasch, Denmark


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

Danish / English / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Spanish

Cost: Free

App intended to help first-responding members of the public who happen to be on scene when someone requires cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

“With a few clicks on your smartphone, you can now see where the nearest defibrillator is located. Our ‘Hjertestart’ makes it easy to see where there are defibrillators. In this way, we hope that the app will increase the attention of Danes to the location of ‘heart start’ AED defibrillators—in the same way as finding out about the emergency exits on an airplane or in a hotel, for example.” TrygFonden [Tryg Foundation], Denmark | http://bit.ly/MtQ4LT


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

UP

UP
developed by Jawbone (formerly Aliphcom Inc/Aliph Inc)


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

Chinese / Dutch / English / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Portuguese / Russian / Spanish

Cost: Free, but requires the purchase of a tracking wristband that is £89.99 [approximately €127.22, $140.33]
Wearable which tracks activity, diet, and sleep.
Tracks activity, diet, and sleep.
“I use the UP band and app. They help me record and keep track of my recovery and my health.” Person living with an autoimmune blood-clotting disease, UK | PatientView survey, August 2014


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

Voice4u AAC Communication

Voice4u AAC Communication
developed by Spectrum Visions Global Inc, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English / Japanese

Cost: Android: £39.99 [approximately €56.36, $62.01], Apple: £44.99 [approximately €63.42, $69.76]

Utilises simple images (for instance, of an individual eating) to help a person with a communicational difficulty express wants and needs to a carer.

"Voice4u is a revolutionary picture-based augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) app that helps individuals express their feelings, thoughts, actions, and the things they need. It is a perfect solution for learning and communication for individuals with autism. Voice4u includes over 150 pre-loaded icons, and lets you create your own icons and categories." Friendship Circle of Michigan, USA | http://bit.ly/16I5Ffu


Tags: Disability

WaterMinder - Water Hydration Reminder and Tracker

WaterMinder - Water Hydration Reminder and Tracker
developed by Funn Media LLC; Smolka Design


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

Chinese / English / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Polish / Portuguese / Russian / Spanish / Turkish

Cost: £1.27; $1.99; €1.79
Helps the user to track how much (or little) water they are drinking.
“WaterMinder helps me keep track of what I am drinking, and reminds me to drink.” Person living with muscular conditions, UK | PatientView survey, August 2014


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

WhatsMyM3

WhatsMyM3
developed by M3 Information, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesTrackersInformation

Arabic / Chinese / English / French / German / Hindi / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Portuguese / Russian / Spanish

Cost: Free

27-question online questionnaire that assesses a user's risk of anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

"WhatsMyM3, a new mobile health app that asks a series of questions to determine whether users exhibit symptoms of various mental health disorders. WhatsMyM3 (originally My Mood Monitor) can tell if users are at an increased risk for depression, anxiety." National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), USA | http://bit.ly/13D9AMf


Tags: Medical

Wheelmap

Wheelmap
developed by Raul Krauthausen, Germany


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

Arabic / Bokmål / Bulgarian / Danish / English / French / German / Greek / Icelandic / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Norwegian / Russian / Swedish

Cost: Free

 ‘OpenStreetMap’ that shows ramps and other disability-friendly access facilities.

“An app that gives you a list of wheelchair-accessible locations and amenities in your area. It uses location data to pinpoint where you are, and, using ‘OpenStreet’ data, it tells you what local amenities are accessible nearby. Where appropriate, the listings have contact details from the businesses. You can view the search results in list form, or on a map, depending on what suits you. And, if you set up an account, you can contribute to the app’s database by adding new locations yourself.” Spinal News, Summer 2012, page 31, Spinal Injuries Ireland | http://bit.ly/QAFwck


Tags: Disability

World Child Cancer

World Child Cancer
developed by SanGen Systems, UK


Information

Basque / Chinese / Dutch / English / French / German / Japanese / Korean / Vietnamese

Cost: Free

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.

“We are now in version three of the app, with better graphics, more information, more photos and videos, and updated content.” World Child Cancer, UK | Source is no longer available


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

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