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).
Logs asthma activity, medicines, triggers, and peak-flow readings in diary and 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 find nutritional information about food, and to track meals, exercise and weight.
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.
Shows citizens of EU Member States how to apply for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
Quick, simple, self-applied hearing test that does not require an appointment with a medical professional.
Allows a user to send anonymous photos of any skin condition to a dermatologist.
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.
Improves doctor-patient communication by helping the user answer questions that the healthcare provider wishes to put to them.
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/
Pedometer tracks steps taken, speed achieved, laps covered, distance traveled, and calories burned.
Provides information on how to conduct cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Provides information on how to conduct cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for adults.
Diabetes logbook for recording and tracking blood-glucose levels, blood pressure, carbohydrate intake, and medication.
Interactive app that allows children with Down’s syndrome to learn at their own pace.
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
Shows the location of the nearest public lavatories (including disabled toilets) in Stockholm, Visby, and Gothenburg in Sweden.
‘OpenStreetMap’ that shows ramps and other disability-friendly access facilities.
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