There are 270 apps in Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)


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 Ernährung Pro

Ernährung Pro
developed by Simon Kleine Softwareentwicklung


Information

German

Cost: Android: £0.83/ $1.3 / €1.2; Apple: £0.63 / $0.99 / €0.89
App that provides the details of the nutritional value of 1,000 foodstuffs.
Recommended by a person living with a hormonal condition, UK | PatientView Survey, October 2014


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 QuitSTART

QuitSTART
developed by MMG, Inc.


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free
Smoking-cessation app that allows moods and cravings for a cigarette to be recorded. QuitSTART is a product of Smokefree Teen (SfT)—a smoking cessation resource for teens created by the Tobacco Control Research Branch at the National Cancer Institute in collaboration with tobacco control professionals and smoking cessation experts and with input from ex-smokers.
“Free QuitSTART app gives teens personalised attention and reminders to quit smoking for good.” Voices for a Healthy Southcoast, USA | http://bit.ly/Kyq1m6


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112 Iceland

112 Iceland
developed by Stokkur Software ehf, Iceland


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesTrackers

English / Icelandic

Cost: Free

Allows a user to send a telephone message, text message, and GPS location to the emergency services in Iceland.

“Iceland is not very densely populated, and it is quite frequent for callers in emergency situations to have no idea about their location. One such incident occurred last Fall; a tourist died, unable to tell rescue crews where he was located. This incident sparked the idea to develop the ‘112 Iceland’ app. The app uses the GPS service available in most smartphones to assist the emergency call taker in locating the caller. The app’s ‘Emergency’ facility takes the current GPS position and sends it via SMS to the 112 Centre, and calls 112. The app’s ‘Leave a trail’ facility is for travelling in the back country, with a danger of avalances, floods, or just simple falling, and where GSM coverage can be sketchy. When one presses the ‘Leave a trail’ button, the current GPS position is sent to the 112 centre, stored in a database, and can become the starting point of any search.” Tomas Gislason, 112 Iceland | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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25 Tips to Surviving with Adult AD/HD by Maren Angelotti

25 Tips to Surviving with Adult AD/HD by Maren Angelotti
developed by Six Voices LLC, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

For adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (whether diagnosed or undiagnosed).

“As more phones have apps like these available to be downloaded and carried everywhere, more people will use them. The advantages of this app: it helps in managing the chaotic, and helps with structure and performance, providing reminders and key messages to maintain structure and organisation. The disadvantages of the app: apps with voice-active systems like this one need to have a British voice, rather than an American one, as this often puts our service users off their use, and often sound patronising.” ADD-vance | PatientView survey, July-August 2011


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5 things to do before I die

5 things to do before I die
developed by No details available


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

English

Cost: Free

Interactive app on Facebook, intended to raise awareness of end-of-life issues.

“It allows people to think about, and express, their wishes for the end of life.” Dying Matters Coalition, National Council for Palliative Care, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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About Herbs

About Herbs
developed by No details available


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

English

Cost: Free
Contains the contents of 200-plus articles on herbs and complementary therapies.
"A huge database of herbs and supplements from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering." Cancer patient group, Canada | PatientView survey, November 2013


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ActiveME

ActiveME
developed by Indigo Multimedia Ltd, UK


Self-monitoringTrackers

English

Cost: £1.49 [approximately €2.15, $2.32]

Intended to help people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) track and monitor their daily activity levels.

“The app is a fantastic way for people to feel in control in managing their condition. Having the app on their phone makes their charts and monitoring information more portable and accessible—which, we hope, will encourage more meticulous use of this self-monitoring tool. The information recorded can then be discussed with their clinical teams, and the data used to inform treatment plans. This makes each patient’s treatment highly individualised, and patients can really feel that they are taking charge of their care.” Northern CFS Clinical Network, UK | http://bit.ly/P26kjp


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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


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AiC Mobile

AiC Mobile
developed by Lorenzo Pino, Italy


Information

Italian

Cost: Free

List of gluten-free products for people with gluten intolerance.

“The main feature of our app is the ability to consult the database of gluten-free foods—which can be done either in an analytical way (looking for products by category, manufacturers, or brands), or by using keywords that will be searched on the full product descriptions. Searches are made without access to a network because the database is fully established in the memory of the smart phone. This way of consulting the database is novel, and gives immediate results.” Associazione Italiana Celiachia (AIC) [Italian Coeliac Association] Onlus, Italy | http://bit.ly/MWywrO


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Aidsmap news

Aidsmap news
developed by Thomas Paterson


Information

English

Cost: Free

Offers latest daily news on the topic of HIV/AIDS.

“Up-to-date, new information on HIV and treatments." Positively UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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airTEXT

airTEXT
developed by Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants (CERC) Limited


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Information about current and forthcoming air pollution, pollen, ultraviolet levels, plus temperature, for Greater London, England.
Recommended by David Hiles, Head of Health Promotion, Asthma UK David Hiles, Head of Health Promotion, Asthma UK | BBC News Health, 14 July 2013


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AlcoDroid Alcohol Tracker

AlcoDroid Alcohol Tracker
developed by Myrecek, Czech Republic


Self-monitoring

English

Cost: Free; 'ad-free' version £2.69 [approximately €3.88, $4.20]

Alcohol consumption tracker and drinks diary intended to help a user change drinking habits.

“Very good app. But you should put in an option like ‘Drank on full stomach’; ‘on half-full stomach’; ‘on empty stomach’, so that it could be more accurate.” Empowered consumer, Facebook, Italy | http://on.fb.me/NkhnXl


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AliveCorECG

AliveCorECG
developed by AliveCor Inc


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: £99.00 Cost: Free for Apple and Android. ECG device costs £99.00 with option to buy apple/android phone case

The AliveCor® Heart Monitor: Mobile ECG device that,provides individuals with the ability to track heart health anywhere, anytime at an affordable cost.

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Portable heart-rate monitor shaped as a case that fits around a mobile phone

The ‘AliveECG’ works in conjunction with the free AliveECG app and is designed for medical professionals, patients and health-conscious individuals to record, display, store and transfer single-channel electrocardiogram (ECG) readings. These recordings could be saved on the mobile device or shared with others (such as your doctor) via email. AliveCor’s Heart Monitor has been used in several clinical trials, and demonstrated accuracy and efficiency to produce a single-channel rate-and-rhythm assessment. Arrhythmia Alliance members have the chance to purchase the app with an exclusive discount of £5, using voucher code ‘hrc2013a’ when bought from Amazon. A percentage of the sale will also be given to Arrhythmia Alliance.” 

 

“The ‘AliveECG’ works in conjunction with a free-to-download iPhone app and is designed for medical professionals, patients and health-conscious individuals to record, display, store and transfer single-channel electrocardiogram (ECG) readings. These recordings could be saved on the mobile phone or shared with others (such as your doctor) via email. AliveCor’s heart monitor has been used in several clinical trials, and demonstrated accuracy and efficiency to produce a single-channel rate-and-rhythm assessment. Arrhythmia Alliance members have the chance to purchase the app with an exclusive discount of £5, using voucher code ‘hrc2013a’ when bought from Amazon. A percentage of the sale will also be given to Arrhythmia Alliance.”
Arrhythmia Alliance (AA), UK | http://bit.ly/1nlLnCa


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Alzheimer App

Alzheimer App
developed by No information available on technical developer


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

Italian

Cost: Free

Aimed at the caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s disease.

“The Federazione Alzheimer Italia—which, for nearly 20 years, has provided support, information and advice to all requesting them—has created this new tool, the ‘Alzheimer App’, to help the growing number of people with Alzheimers’s (including young people), and their carers. The app is an information tool; it is interactive, user friendly, and is updated constantly.” Federazione Alzheimer Italia (AI) [Alzheimer’s Federation of Italy], Italy | http://bit.ly/Nfx2pT


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Amber Homeless Helper

Amber Homeless Helper
developed by Nail Soup Ltd, UK


TrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free

Helps people in the UK who are homeless (and their providers of social care) to locate resources within a given geographical radius of their phone.

“We have often found that many homeless people (and the professionals working with them) are unaware of the many places offering support in the country today. As the majority of homeless people who Amber supports have mobile phones, we felt that a free app was an effective way of helping to signpost charities and other organisations offering services.” Charles Drew, CEO, Amber Foundation, UK [reported in local UK media] | http://bit.ly/MGmvqt


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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


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Anti-stress Chromotherapy

Anti-stress Chromotherapy
developed by TungLabs, Brazil


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: Free

Chromotherapy app intended to reduce mental stress by demonstrating the therapeutic value of 256 shades of colour.

Recommended by Roger Gunnarsson, Sweden-based Director of the Board, GAMIAN-Europe (Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks-Europe), Belgium Roger Gunnarsson, Sweden-based Director of the Board, GAMIAN-Europe (Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks-Europe), Belgium | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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Apo-App

Apo-App
developed by Blue Source Mobile Solutions, Austria


TrackersInformation

German

Cost: Free

GPS tracking allows the app to show the pharmacies in the user’s local area.

“You can always find the nearest open pharmacy.” Wir Diabetiker Niederösterreich [We Diabetics of Lower Austria], Austria | PatientView survey, 2012 - 2013


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App Paura di Volare? [Fear of Flying App]

App Paura di Volare? [Fear of Flying App]
developed by Togetar (formerly Zyrcadia BV, Netherlands)


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

Italian

Cost: Android: £3.04 [approximately €4.75, $4.22], Apple: £2.84 [approximately €3.99, $4.43]

Aims to help the user overcome fear of flying.

“This Italian ‘Fear of Flying’ app, the 'Volare’ app, is based on a scientifically-proven treatment method. It is not therapy.” VALK Foundation, Netherlands | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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Argus - Pedometer, Run, Cycle

Argus - Pedometer, Run, Cycle
developed by Azumio Inc


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

English

Cost: Free
Health-and-fitness monitor for walking, running, cycling, sleeping, calorie and liquid intake, and heart rate.
“Argus is good, but takes a lot of battery life, and you have to leave it running constantly for it to be effective. I like the way it keeps the information in one place, and measures different things. But it takes time to input the data each day.” Person living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, UK | PatientView survey, August 2014


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Artrite Reumatoide

Artrite Reumatoide
developed by SB Soft Srl with support of Associazione Persone con Malattie Reumatiche (APMAR)


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

Italian

Cost: Free
Diary and reminder to take medication for people with rheumatoid arthritis.
"It is a real diary that can, in a fast and timely manner, advise when to take medication, as well as remember the user's forthcoming periodic medical examinations and deadlines for routine tests. A real 'personal assistant' that provides assistance for the daily management of rheumatoid arthritis. This app allows you to 'download' the burden of storing schedules and commitments, in order to dedicate more time to other aspects of life, certain that nothing necessary for the optimal management of the disease will be neglected. The app will remember the various deadlines and appointments with a sound, and a notification. It has a function which allows you to update in real time with news about rheumatoid arthritis, published online and tracked by Google. In addition, synchronisation with the site of the Associazione Persone con Malattie Reumatiche (APMAR) allows you to find useful information, such as the addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of wards and clinics of rheumatology in Italy." Associazione Persone con Malattie Reumatiche (APMAR) | http://bit.ly/1mka92S


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AskIzzy

AskIzzy
developed by Infoxchange


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
A mobile website to help homeless Australians search for local services for physical and mental health, shelter and other needs.
“The knowledge I picked up playing around with AskIzzy for an hour probably took me about three hours on the street to pick up.” Danny Nepean, Homeless advocate | http://bit.ly/2ni6LNK


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AskSARA

AskSARA
developed by Disabled Living Foundation (DLF), UK


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

Provides information on how older people, and people with a disability, can find solutions to a wide range of activities in the home that might present them with problems.

"AskSARA is an award-winning tool that provides information and advice to individuals who may be experiencing difficulties with daily living activities or conditions. The tool is simple to use in three easy steps, and, at the end of the process, the user receives a tailored report, with help, advice and suggestions about which daily living aids may provide a solution. The mobile web app has been developed with the user in mind; you don’t have to worry about downloading or updating an app. Just visit the AskSARA website, and it will recognise if your device is compatible, and adapt its format as appropriate. This way you can be confident in always receiving the latest information, advice, product suggestions, and their prices." Disabled Living Foundation, UK | http://bit.ly/16uN4n0


Tags: Disability  ·  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


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Asthma Health

Asthma Health
developed by Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Lifemap Solutions


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free
A personalised tool that enables people with asthma to gain insight into their asthma, avoid triggers, adhere to treatment plans, and take charge of their health.
“I love that the app sends me reminders so that I no longer forget to take my meds. I can see how many times I use my rescue inhaler and keep track of my peak flows for my pulmonologist…“One of my favorite features on the app is all the informative articles it provides. Now, I always feel that I am up to date on the latest asthma care. I have found that not many other mobile health studies do this.” Barbara T, asthma patient, Boston, MA, USA | http://apps.icahn.mssm.edu/asthma/participant-stories/


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Asthma-Info

Asthma-Info
developed by swiss:smart:media


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

French / German / Italian

Cost: Free
Diary that helps people with asthma discover how well they are controlling their condition.
"With the app 'Asthma-Info', you will find out how well your asthma is controlled. Statistics illustrates your progress, and the diary will help you tell your doctor about your level of asthma control."  aha! Allergiezentrum Schweiz, Switzerland | PatientView survey, December 2013


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AsthmaTrack

AsthmaTrack
developed by dangerDown LLC, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesTrackers

English / French / German / Italian / Spanish

Cost: £1.49 [approximately €2.15, $2.32]

Allows a user with asthma to record event information (such as environmental conditions, symptoms, treatments, and vital signs) that may be relevant to asthma.

“I’m using asthmaTrack, which is a bit better than AsthmaMD. You can customise your zones, etc, but it does have an annoying quality—you have to put in ‘None’, ‘Light’, ‘Medium’, etc, for symptoms. I’d rather have a number rating, or something else, as, often, I don’t feel like this allows enough discrimination. I’d never put 'Severe’, unless I was having a full-on attack. But this leaves me with only ‘Light’ and ‘Medium’—not really enough for a proper description. Plus, you can’t add triggers (and it doesn’t have all of mine). But, otherwise, it is OK. It does have a proper chart that records your actual peak-flow (PF) readings, rather than weird estimates. Also, it has sections in which you can write what you like, so you can say more about symptoms, triggers, etc. I’ve not yet found an asthma app I’m really happy with, though. I wonder if any of the developers of the existing apps asked asthmatics what they wanted?” Asthma UK Forum, UK | Source is no longer available


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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


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BabyWatch Tracking (formerly BellaBEAT)

BabyWatch Tracking (formerly BellaBEAT)
developed by Sandro Mur, BabyWatch Inc


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsImproving communicationSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: App free on all platforms, requires the purchase of a small hand-held foetal Doppler device, at £82.82 [approximately €116.96, $129.00]
Records the heartbeart of an unborn baby, and allows the sound file to be shared online.
Recommended by Mom at Last (online community of mothers), USA Mom at Last | Source no longer available


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Back to Action

Back to Action
developed by Apache Solutions Ltd, UK


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

Displays exercises suitable for people with ankylosing spondylitis (AS).

“We have tried to make the programme as clear, straightforward and enjoyable as possible. Included in the app are: a recommended warm up; written and visual guides on 31 exercises; 23 videos spanning all five sections; and audio clips on all exercises.” National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS) | http://bit.ly/ornxKg


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Beat Panic [FullKontrol in Norwegian]

Beat Panic [FullKontrol in Norwegian]
developed by Jane Anderson-Hawkes, UK


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English / Norwegian

Cost: £0.79 [approximately €1.41, $1.23]

Designed to guide a user through a panic attack, or through an episode of raised anxiety.

“Easy to use, and very effective. But it needs to be available on more platforms.” West Sussex Wellbeing Initiatives, UK | PatientView survey, 2012 - 2013


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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)

BHF PocketCPR

BHF PocketCPR
developed by Bio-Detek Inc, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

Provides real-time feedback, and visual and audio instructions, on how to learn and practice hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

“This British Heart Foundation app teaches hands-only CPR. It has a training video, and also uses the technology in the phone to allow you to measure the rate and depth of your practicing CPR with your phone on a cushion or bed. ” British Heart Foundation (BHF), UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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Big Picture Debates the Brain

Big Picture Debates the Brain
developed by Cimex E-learning Ltd


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Interactive quiz/debate about social and ethical issues relating to the brain.
“Is being in love just a chemical reaction? Is technology harming our brains? Is it OK to enhance brain function with cognitive enhancers or ‘smart drugs’? These are just some of the areas of debate presented in our free app, which explores social and ethical questions about the human brain. The app is designed to be interactive; students can vote, and share their view with peers. There is also an area for teachers, which gives suggestions for how it can be used in the classroom.” Wellcome Trust, UK | http://bit.ly/OTEWKE


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Big White Wall

Big White Wall
developed by Big White Wall, UK


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

English

Cost: Free (signup required)

Provides advice helpful to people with anxiety, debt, stress, or work problems.

"I have used Big White Wall (BWW) in the past, having been given a code from the UK university I attend. This entitled me to three months' free membership. Alternatively, BWW is free from some of the UK's NHS Trusts, as well as being free for serving UK armed forces' personnel, veterans and their families. Membership for people who don’t fall into those categories is £24. One of the best aspects was the wall itself - this allows you to express yourself visually when sometimes there aren’t the words to express how you’re feeling. Self-administered clinical tests, guides, tips and articles to improve wellbeing are also available, along with feedback suggesting next steps in self care and management of how you feel." TheSite.org (Youth Support Charity), UK | Source no longer available


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Blood Pressure Log

Blood Pressure Log
developed by Lukasz Szmit, Ireland


Self-monitoringTrackers

Chinese / Dutch / English / French / German / Hungarian / Italian / Polish / Portuguese / Spanish

Cost: Free; 'full' version £1.29 [approximately €1.86, $1.56]

Allows blood pressure, pulse, and weight readings to be tracked.

“Records your own blood pressure monitoring, and the trends. Helps in measuring your own blood pressure, and in working out the trends.” Patient group specialising in autism-spectrum disorder, Spain | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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BlueStar Diabetes

BlueStar Diabetes
developed by WellDoc Inc


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: A physician must write a prescription for the app
Provides immediate guidance and coaching to adults with type 2 diabetes after entering blood glucose or medication data. Helps track and calculate carbs and calculate medications. Helps track medications.
“The first MPT product on the market is BlueStar by WellDoc. You cannot get it in all states. BlueStar is designed for adults 21 or older with type 2 diabetes who are not on an insulin pump and are not pregnant. Your doctor writes a prescription for the service. A pharmacy fills the prescription. Your doctor may prescribe BlueStar directly or may ask your doctor about getting started. Once prescribed, you will download the BlueStar application from your app store. After you download, you will use an access code to register and get started with quick in-product training.
To use the system, you enter information about your treatment plan. The automated system then tells you what to do. For example, if you enter a fasting BG value that is within target range, you will get a positive message that reinforces your treatment plan. BlueStar allows you to send your doctor a summary of your progress before your next visit. Your healthcare team uses the report to learn more about your diabetes and determine any changes to your treatment plan. BlueStar does not provide emergency help.”
American Diabetes Association | http://bit.ly/1pV9yXA


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Brain S3D HD

Brain S3D HD
developed by Centro de Imagen y Tecnologia del Conocimiento Biomedico, s.l. (CITEC-B), Spain


Information

English / Spanish

Cost: £3.22 [approximately €4.55, $4.99]

Tool for viewing the brain in 3D.

Recommended on Twitter by a number of individuals (including Antonio Sanchez) Antonio Sanchez, physiotherapist and father | Source no longer available


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BrainyApp

BrainyApp
developed by Alzheimer's Australia


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

English / Spanish

Cost: Free
A toolkit to help fight dementia, using changes in lifestyle.
"Most people know how to reduce their risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke but they don't realise that the same healthy lifestyle choices may also lower the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other kinds of dementia.  The idea is that what is good for the heart is also good for the brain." Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive, Alzheimer's Society, UK | http://bit.ly/1C2V26t


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BreastAware

BreastAware
developed by Ioannis Demetrakopoulos, Anadelta Information and Medical Systems, Greece


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

Information on how to check breasts, and on lifestyle choices for decreasing the risk of breast cancer.

"The BreastAware app presents an easy way to understand how to become more breast aware, and aware of lifestyle choices that can increase or decrease your risk of breast cancer. There are a number of videos on the app offering advice on screening, and on how best to check your breasts. There’s a reminder facility to do so regularly, and, at the push of a button, the ability to make an appointment for our screening, counselling, or a complementary therapy session." Action Cancer, Northern Ireland | http://bit.ly/xhSvpO


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Bribespot

Bribespot
developed by Utopus


Improving communicationInformation

English / Hindi / Indonesian / Portuguese / Romanian / Russian / Spanish / Javanese / Tamil / Urdu

Cost: Free
Allows the user to track and anonymously report examples of bribery. The app has a special category focusing on bribery in healthcare worldwide.
Recommended by AGE Platform Europe (AGE) and by the European Disability Forum (EDF) as part of the Vodafone Foundation Mobile for Good Europe Awards 2013. Recommended by AGE Platform Europe (AGE) and by the European Disability Forum (EDF) | http://bit.ly/1hzyGR9


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Brush DJ

Brush DJ
developed by Appware Ltd, UK


Reminders

English

Cost: Free

App intended to show the correct length of time when brushing teeth.

"Brush DJ app makes brushing your teeth fun and effective. For those of you with iPhones or iPads – check out this great new app that makes sure you take enough time to brush your teeth: Brush DJ - it's free." Brandywine Health Foundation, USA | http://bit.ly/12I0YFv


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C25K - 5K Trainer Free

C25K - 5K Trainer Free
developed by Zen Labs LLC (Michael Moon, Bradley Duong)


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free
Provides training in how to run for five kilometres.
“C25K running app. As a carer, I find running can keep me fitter, and give me a break, and make me feel better mentally.” Carer of a person living with frailty, UK | PatientView survey, August 2014


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Calico (Global)

Calico (Global)
developed by Calico Global Pty Ltd


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

English

Cost: Free
Allows cycle rides, runs, and walks to be tracked.
"Free app, with great GPS software that is very easy to use. Has a simple, daily activity target that connects with friends for extra motivation. The Australian version is testing 'Burn&Earn' software that rewards users by saving money at nearby retailers if they achieve their daily target.  We at Diabetes Australia have just partnered with Calico (CALories In, Calories Out), and will be helping to promote the free app to a wider audience. iPhone only at the moment. Android is in development for 2014." Diabetes Australia | PatientView survey, November 2013


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Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker

Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker
developed by SparkPeople Inc, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English

Cost: Free

Food and calorie tracker with a database of a million-plus foods.

“SparkPeople offers a free diet app for the iPhone and Android phones. The app includes a food and calorie tracker, customised daily meal plans, and a database of nutrition information on more than one million foods.” Livestrong.com, USA | http://bit.ly/O9SfDv


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Calorie Counter and kJ Counter PRO by MyNetDiary

Calorie Counter and kJ Counter PRO by MyNetDiary
developed by MyNetDiary Inc, USA


Self-monitoringInformation

English / French / Russian

Cost: Android: Free, Apple: £2.99 [approximately €4.28, $4.65], Blackberry: Free, Pro Blackberry: £3.22 per month [approximately €4.61, $5.00]

Weight- and nutrition-management app that allows dietary goals to be set.

“You can record meals, water intake, exercise, and weight loss with this comprehensive app, which works with ‘MyNetDiary’ online. It includes a library of more than 400,000 foods (including restaurant picks), and a barcode scanner for easy identification and logging of packaged foods. Searches with ‘Calorie Counter’ are fast, thanks to the app’s ability to search as you type.” Diabetes Forecast article in Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), USA | http://bit.ly/VMKZ2s


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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


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CalorieKing Australia Food Search

CalorieKing Australia Food Search
developed by CalorieKing Wellness Solutions Inc, Australia


Information

English

Cost: Free
Allows the calorie, carbohydrate, fat, and kilojoule content of foods to be checked.
“Carb counting.” Patient group specialising in diabetes, Australia | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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Cancer.net Mobile

Cancer.net Mobile
developed by American Society of Clinical Oncology


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English / Spanish

Cost: Free
Patient information on cancer and treatments from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
“Cancer.net app is a wonderful resource for patients.  It provides information on specific cancers, provides a place to write questions, write/record answers, list medications, record symptoms and more.” Cindy Chmielewski, (@MyelomaTeacher),  a multiple myeloma survivor and patient advocate. Member of the Patient Empowerment Network | http://bit.ly/1WQfoNp


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Carb Counting with Lenny

Carb Counting with Lenny
developed by Medtronic Inc, USA


TrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free

Carbohydrate-counting app intended to help children with diabetes gain the skills required to count carbohydrates.

“I downloaded the app, and I have to tell you—I really like it a lot. The app has a ‘Food guide’ divided by food groups that list the carbohydrate count and serving size when you touch the image on the screen. It doesn’t matter what brand of pump you use, or if you use multiple daily injections—the app is all about carb counting, and one of the things I really like about it is that it helps everyone. Not only is the app great for kids and adults with diabetes, but I think it’s a wonderful teaching tool for siblings and friends of children with diabetes, or children who have a parent with diabetes. Carb counting is a family affair. I spent an inordinate amount of time playing the game, and I surprised myself with what I did (and didn’t) know about carb counting. I also like the fact that you can add pictures of your favourite foods. All of us like different foods, and if you can add your kids’ (or your) food favourites, it makes life easier for everyone. The app includes four carb-counting games, and the last three require the player to unlock the previous level in order to play. I don’t know that when I first downloaded the app (and from what I've read, neither did some others).” Diabetesaliciousness blog, USA | http://bit.ly/T9XIYc


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Carbohydrate Units Calculator / Carb Counter & Food Exchange List for Diabetics

Carbohydrate Units Calculator / Carb Counter & Food Exchange List for Diabetics
developed by Jommi - Healthy Life. Simply Done.


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English / French / German / Spanish / Swedish

Cost: $3.99 (£3.07; ‎€3.55)
Carbohydrate counter to support self-management of diabetes.
The sister application "NutriCheck" is recommended by the German Diabetes Association. [Review states: contains thousands of relevant in daily life food with extensive nutritional values, vitamins & minerals constituents. All important ingredients of our food to be considered scientifically sound.  diabetesDE | http://bit.ly/2bgv2n1


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Carbs & Cals - Diabetes & Diet

Carbs & Cals - Diabetes & Diet
developed by Chello Publishing, UK


TrackersInformation

English

Cost: £3.99 [approximately €5.63, $6.28)

Allows the user to count the amount of calories and carbohydrates contained in food and drink by consulting the app's 1,400-plus photographs of food and drink items.

“You look up the carbohydrate value of foods you are eating, so that you know how much insulin to inject. You can also keep a food diary, and track meals you have eaten. ” Local patient group specialising in diabetes, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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Care4Today Mobile Health Manager and Medication Reminder

Care4Today Mobile Health Manager and Medication Reminder
developed by Janssen Healthcare Innovation (Janssen Research and Development, LLC), USA


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

English / French / German / Spanish

Cost: Free
Reminder to take medications on time.
"This free mobile platform and website is designed to help people stay on schedule with their medications, with special features such as ‘Care4Family’ and ‘Care4Charity’, to support and motivate users to take their medications regularly. Approximately 50% of patients with chronic illnesses do not take their medication as prescribed. There are many reasons people don’t take their medications, but the most commonly-cited reason is that they simply forget. With Care4Today, people can set up reminders for any kind of prescription or over-the-counter medication, nutritional supplement, or any other activity. The platform uses secure, two-way messaging on mobile phones, and each reminder message prompts a response that is recorded in the user’s adherence report. Users can view reports summarising adherence, and share the information with their healthcare provider." HIV Positive Magazine, October/November 2013, page 3, USA | http://bit.ly/19O4AaR


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CareMonkey

CareMonkey
developed by Peak Connection Pty Ltd, Australia


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

English

Cost: Free

Allows a carer to track the contents of a person's medical records.

"Using the CareMonkey app, a user can create care profiles for people, containing information such as emergency contacts, health and safety alerts (such as allergies, medications, asthma plans, etc), immunisations, family history, blood type, organ donor details, health insurance details, and much more. Users can electronically share these care profiles with family, friends, teachers and other carers." Asthma Australia | [Source is no longer available]


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CareTRx

CareTRx
developed by Gecko Health Innovations, was a spin-out from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (now acquired by the Israeli company Teva; Teva plans to integrate the service with its respiratory products.)


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

English

Cost: Free
Designed to simplify chronic respiratory disease management, connecting patients and caregivers through remote monitoring and real-time adherence tools.
Gecko Health Innovations’ CareTRx sensor fits on metered dose inhalers, with an LED display allowing programmable medication reminders. Multiple pressure sensors analyse actuation accuracy. The accompanying app and dashboard allows patients and healthcare professionals to access real-time data stored securely on the cloud. Asthma UK | http://bit.ly/2bdqMBy


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CareZone

CareZone
developed by CareZone


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

English

Cost: Free
App to help carers organise all care information in one place
“During the course of my mom’s illness, I tried every trick in the book to keep myself organized – from old-fashioned pen and paper and Post-it notes to Excel spreadsheets…

…CareZone is a robust tool that will help caregivers organize everything from appointments and tasks to meds, contacts, and miscellaneous notes – all in one place. Customizable sharing of contents is a great advantage, simplifying communication and coordination between family members.

…Support seems to be readily available; I sent a question via email and received an immediate, very courteous and complete response.”

Ann Napoletan, US carer and blogger | https://www.caregivers.com/blog/2013/03/app-carezone/


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CaringBridge

CaringBridge
developed by Andrew Kandels of CaringBridge.org; Hyper IQ


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

English

Cost: Free
A social network for people with an illness. Allows the user to connect with family, friends, carers.
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A social network for people with an illness. Allows the user to connect with family, friends, carers.
“CaringBridge - ease of sharing information with friends and family.” Person living with adrenomyoneuropathy (AMN), USA | PatientView survey, August 2014


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CatchMyPain - Pain Diary

CatchMyPain - Pain Diary
developed by Sanovation AG; Software Evolution and Architecture Lab (SEAL) Gruppe, Instituts für Informatik, Universität Zürich


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English / French / German / Spanish

Cost: Free. Various in app purchases
A diary of pain felt by the user, to help explain the pain to doctors.
"An app that acts as a pain diary. I've found it to be incredibly useful in tracking possible cycles, and in remembering important days of pain (and possible causes). I'm finding it to be an invaluable resource. You can rate your pain, do colour-coded mapping on a human form to mark out where your pain is, and its severity, and detail specific things going on. They've also included a way now to send that information to your physician(s), if you so choose. When you've completed entries, it will chart them, so you are able to detect, for example, if a new medication is helping or not, or if a stressful event caused more damage than you would hope." Living With Fibromyalgia - Online Support Group, USA | http://bit.ly/1edoHmy


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CBT Keeper

CBT Keeper
developed by Euthymic Labs LLC


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free, upgrade to remove ads costs £1.27 [approximately €1.81, $1.99]
Relies on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help the user overcome anxiety and depression.
“ 'CBT Keeper' is a mobile app that teaches simple techniques to help you overcome depression and anxiety. It’s built upon the principles of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), a proven treatment for depression, anxiety, and many other mental illnesses. CBT works because it helps you change the negative thoughts and behaviours that drag you down.” Self-injury.net, USA | http://bit.ly/1L68CyP


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CF MedCare

CF MedCare
developed by M-Data SA


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

English / French / German

Cost: Free
Treatment reminder to help people who have cystic fibrosis (CF) manage their medication regime.
"CF MedCare is a free app designed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals to help people with cystic fibrosis with their therapeutic regime. It sends you an alert when it's time to take your medications and captures compliance data." Cystic Fibrosis Ireland | Spectrum [Cystic Fibrosis Society newsletter], issue 40, July/August 2014, page 14


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Charity Miles

Charity Miles
developed by Charity Miles LLC, USA


Self-monitoring

English

Cost: Free

Allows a user to pick a charity (from a provided list), and raise money for it by sponsored cycling, running, or walking.

"Exercise does a body good, but with this app you could put your workout to even better use. Pick one of nearly a dozen charities, click whether you plan to run, walk, or bike, and get moving. The app tracks your distance, and the Charity Miles company enlists sponsors to be able to reward your chosen charity with a donation for your hard work." Diabetes Forecast Magazine, American Diabetes Association (ADA), USA | http://bit.ly/Yq4g8d


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Chest PT

Chest PT
developed by Jason Phipps; Steve Spinney of Gelia advertising agency; Certatim Digital Agency


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoring

English

Cost: Free

Timer for parents who perform manual chest physiotherapy (PT) on a child who has cystic fibrosis.

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“Chest PT (free): This is a timer app for manual chest physiotherapy (PT) that allows users to set total position, minutes per position, with alerts to let you know when to change positions. When all positions are completed, your child gets a “good-job” screen, which can be customised with your child’s name on it.” Cystic Fibrosis Newsletter 2013 [patient forum at Children’s Hospital of Michigan], USA | http://bit.ly/1uLx1xP


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Child Feeding Guide

Child Feeding Guide
developed by Loughborough University Centre for Research into Eating Disorders


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free
A resource designed for parents and caregivers who want to understand why their child is 'fussy' and what they can do to improve mealtimes.

“Benefits are: It contains information on 5 common feeding pitfalls, in a WHAT, WHY, WHAT TO DO format. It explains the WHY a behaviour is occurring, which parents have said is really good and fills a gap in their knowledge. Many feeding resources currently do not explain the psychology and physiology around children's feeding behaviour. It explains not only WHAT to do, but with tangible, interactive tools to help. It allows parents to track their child's eating behaviour, but also their own well-being. This can be very useful for anxious parents who can become entrenched in feeding problems and not objectively see improvements. If parents learn healthier, more adaptive ways to feed their children, then the health of children will be improved. This is both in terms of what is eaten (increasing variety and liking fruit & veg) but also HOW it is eaten (less coercion so children are allowed to learn to regulate their own intake, something that is important in the battle against obesity). It represents a useful preventative resource, that can be used before weaning to educate parents on children's developmentally predictable responses to food, BEFORE problems occur. It's easy to use and an app may be a better medium to reach less engaged families/parents, than having them come and visit their health visitor. It's free to download, so available to all. Drawbacks are: the app does not deal with nutritional information e.g., how much carbs, protein etc a child has eaten / should eat per day.”

Review from the developer: a community of mothers at Loughborough University Centre for Research into Eating Disorders, UK | PatientView Form, 2014


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Clinical Trial Seek

Clinical Trial Seek
developed by Vogel Farina LLC


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Searches the National Institutes of Health clinicaltrials.gov database for cancer clinical trials.
“Novartis is a bit of an exception. They actually have an android app ... ‘Clinical Trial Seek’ ... which does a reasonable job of accessing the ClinicalTrials.gov database, and therefore gives you ALL available clinical trial options, rather than only those related to their products (as most other drug company sites do).” ‘Chaotically Precise: Life, Love, and Melanoma’ blog, USA | http://bit.ly/1gez9oK


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CML Today

CML Today
developed by CML Advocates Network


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

Arabic / English / French / German / Hebrew / Portuguese / Spanish

Cost: Free
Enables patients with CML to track their medication, receive reminders and track their results.
“I’ve downloaded the App for my iPhone and have found it easy to use and very clear; the reminder function is excellent. Whilst there are several Apps that support CML patients this is the only one, to my knowledge, developed by a patient advocacy network.

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/


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Cochrane Library, The

Cochrane Library, The
developed by Mobile IQ


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Up-to-date healthcare information from the UK-based Cochrane Library.
"Allows you to view up-to-date medical evidence from the Cochrane Library in a convenient, easy-to-navigate format." Health Consumers New South Wales (HCNSW) - Consumers Shaping Health in NSW, Australia | http://bit.ly/19dZlR7


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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


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Cognitive Diary CBT Self-Help

Cognitive Diary CBT Self-Help
developed by Excel At Life LLC, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoring

English

Cost: Free
Aims to teach the user self-help tools of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) as a means of challenging irrational thinking that might otherwise lead to anger, anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, or stress.
“On the plus side: it wonderfully walks individuals through a cognitive-behavioural therapy technique. It allows the user to create a record of their thoughts, and work through how they can challenge those thoughts, to come up with a better outcome. This therapy can be used to alleviate symptoms for several mental health issues. The down side of the app is that it does not connect with other apps, and only offers the one technique of addressing thinking patterns and challenging thoughts. There is not enough patient education. It would work much better in concert with web apps, such as ‘Beating the Blues’.” Patient group specialising in helping patients navigate national healthcare policy, USA | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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coldAlert

coldAlert
developed by Environmental Research Group, King's College London


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Alerts people in Sussex, England, about the expected arrival of cold weather.
"coldAlert warns vulnerable individuals of cold-weather events which can affect their health. The alerts inform people with reference to the UK Department of Health's cold-weather-plan alert thresholds." Sussex Air Quality Partnership (SAQP), UK | PatientView survey, November 2013


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Contigo

Contigo
developed by Wake App Health SL


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringInformation

Spanish

Cost: Free
Provides information on how to cope with breast cancer and its treatment.
Recommended by AGE Platform Europe (AGE) and by the European Disability Forum (EDF) as part of the Vodafone Foundation’s Mobile for Good Europe Awards 2013. Recommended by AGE Platform Europe (AGE) and by the European Disability Forum (EDF) | http://bit.ly/1hzyGR9


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Cook & Count

Cook & Count
developed by iQo Solutions Inc, USA and UK; designer: Daniel Pidcock, UK


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringInformation

English

Cost: £3.99 [approximately €5.68, $6.23]
Contains nutritional information on calories, fat, protein, fibre and sugars, as well as carbohydrate.
“ ‘Cook & Count Carbs’ is a new mobile app for anyone who wants to keep a close eye on the amount of carbohydrate they are eating. … It’s aimed primarily at people with type-1 diabetes, who need to match their insulin doses carefully with the amount of carbohydrate they eat. But the developers say it’s also suitable for people following a low-carb diet, or athletes who want to monitor their carbohydrate intake. Cook & Count Carbs is a very neat and clever app, which is super-easy and enjoyable to use. All you do is find your ingredients from the searchable database of 2,000 generic (non-branded) foods, key in the weight you’re using (in grams or ounces), and build them into recipes. You can also increase the database yourself by adding in your own ingredients as you go. Once you’ve finished inputting your recipe or meal, the app totals the amount of carbs per recipe and per serving. … The strength of Cook & Count Carbs is that it homes in on carb-counting, which is a crucial part of managing daily life for people with type-1 diabetes, and those with type-2 diabetes, or gestational diabetes, who need insulin. The app’s strength, though, is also its weakness, because it only supplies carbohydrate values—no information on calories, fat, protein, fibre or salt is provided at the moment (although this may be built into future versions, in which case the app would be a really formidable resource). Because of its narrow focus, Cook & Count Carbs is probably not the best choice if you are aiming to lose weight to manage your type-2 diabetes, where other factors such as fat, fibre, salt, and above all, calories, are important.” Diabetes Diet Choices, UK | http://bit.ly/1gc3ud0


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Crisis Card

Crisis Card
developed by 28b


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

English / German

Cost: Free
In the event of a mental health crisis the Crisis Card app provides a one-button-press ‘call for help’, to reach out to the user's support network without having to face a phone call.
"In the event of a health crisis the Crisis Card mobile phone app provides a one-button-press ‘call for help’, so you can reach out to your support network without having to face a phone call, you can communicate your needs without having to talk, and share your location without having to know it yourself. The Crisis Card app also supports you in managing your health and wellbeing by providing information and signposting to the relevant resources available.  For daily use the app provides an area to easily record and track your state of wellbeing over time." Sun Network, UK | http://bit.ly/1FXSWpf


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DevContacts

DevContacts
developed by Tamara Haig


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsImproving communicationInformation

English

Cost: Free

App that aims to put a ‘human face’ to worldwide aid and poverty statistics, and to demonstrate progress towards United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Recommended by the Communication Initiative (CI) Network, Canada Communication Initiative (CI) Network, Canada | http://bit.ly/Qn3c17


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Diabetes App - blood sugar control, glucose tracker and carb counter

Diabetes App - blood sugar control, glucose tracker and carb counter
developed by BHI Technologies Inc, USA


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

English

Cost: £4.44 [approximately €6.26, $6.99]

Diabetes data-management app that allows the user to log and track factors which influence blood-sugar level.

“With most of the apps out there for diabetics, blood-sugar control and tracking are the most important features. Well, ‘Diabetes Buddy’ goes at it using a different approach—trying to help users manage their diabetes by tracking the factors that influence our blood-sugar levels. This app really comes across to me as a proactive type of app, and not just another logbook. Great app, overall.” Free Diabetes Resources | Source no longer available


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Diabetes Australia

Diabetes Australia
developed by Diabetes Australia


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: FREE
An app that provides general support for living with diabetes as well as helping you find and manage your healthcare services.
Diabetes Australia has released their promo video for their new app! The app was promoted on World Diabetes Day at the conclusion of the Walk to Work Campaign in Wynyard Park, Sydney. Want to check out the app? It has fantastic information to assist with your diabetes management. Go to the Apple Store or Google Play and search for Diabetes Australia. Diabetes NSW | http://bit.ly/1WBs9ML


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Diabetes og kulhydratt

Diabetes og kulhydratt
developed by Pragmasoft A/S, Denmark


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringInformation

Danish

Cost: Free

Carbohydrate counter, insulin calculator, and food-nutrition-information app.

“The app will help the user track the intake of carbohydrates. The app consists of a large database of food products that will allow the user to measure how many carbohydrates is in a meal. The user can add more products to this database. The app also has a calculator that will measure the needed amount of insulin, according to the amount of carbohydrates in a meal.” Diabetesforeningen [Danish Diabetes Association], Denmark | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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Diabetes Pilot

Diabetes Pilot
developed by Mike Biewenga of Digital Altitudes LLC, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Apple: £16.11 [approximately €23.02, $24.99], Windows/Browser: £22.51 [approximately €32.23, $34.99]

Diabetes management app for anyone with diabetes (whether taking insulin, other medications, or just involved with diet and exercise). Dietary advice and good information is provided.

“Offers tons of reports and graphs, and the developers seem open to feature suggestions. My only dislike is that it can’t automatically download pump/meter data.” Blogger on TuDiabetes, a social network of the Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF), USA | Source no longer available


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DocReady

DocReady
developed by Innovation Labs initiative in partnership with Neontribe, Social Spider, FutureGov, Enabled by Design, UK


Improving communicationInformation

English

Cost: Free
Doc Ready helps you get ready for the first time you visit a doctor to discuss your mental health
"DocReady is something I've found really helpful to use before going to medical appointments as it helps me make a clear list of what I want to talk about which helps me during the appointment." Person living with mental health issues, UK | PatientView Survey, October 2014


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Dosecast

Dosecast
developed by Montuno Software LLC, USA


RemindersTrackersInformation

English / French / German

Cost: Free

Reminder to take medications on time.

“Helps patients on multiple medications to take their medications on time. More than half of the patients with whom we are familiar use the app.” North Shore Prostate Support and Awareness (North Shore PSA), Canada | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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Dr. McDougall Mobile Cookbook

Dr. McDougall Mobile Cookbook
developed by McDougall Media, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Android: £3.99 [approximately €5.75, $6.23], Apple: £3.19 [approximately €4.98, $4.60]

Cookbook listing healthy foods.

“Very good tips for a healthy diet (vegan), and easy recipes for healthy meal.” Pro Homine, Austria | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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Dr.DRIN

Dr.DRIN
developed by BioCareProvider Group, Italy


Reminders

English / Italian

Cost: Free

Designed to help the user manage medication compliance.

“ ‘Dr.Drin’ has been developed very carefully, respecting the principles of user-centered design, in order to ensure patient comfort in using the application. It is both a means of ensuring compliance with medication, and a means of improving patient-doctor communication.” Dr.Drin, Italy | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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Dragon in the Attic

Dragon in the Attic
developed by Four girls from Horbury Primary School; with support from West Wakefield Health & Wellbeing Ltd, a network of six neighbouring GP practices in Wakefield, West Yorkshire


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: FREE
An App for 8 - 12 year old boys and girls to help them mentally cope with bullying.
Dragon in the Attic was the winner of a local school competition, where “one hundred Year 6 students were involved in the project, creating 20 initial concepts that were shortlisted to six with the help of some peer to peer judging and feedback from their Skype in the Classroom mentors and local GPs. The students presented their health app concepts to a panel of ‘Dragon’s Den’ style judges. Dragon in the Attic was the winning app concept and presented by the winning team from Horbury Primary School.” Horbury Primary School and West Wakefield Health & Wellbeing Ltd. | http://bit.ly/258GQZx


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DrugStars

DrugStars
developed by DrugStars


Self-monitoringTrackersInformation

Danish / English

Cost: Free
App that rewards patients for taking their medicines correctly, by making donations to patient organisations
“We are excited to cooperate with DrugStars, who are behind a new smart app.”
“For people with diabetes it is important to take their medicine as agreed with the doctor. We are already working on that. Now that smart technology can be combined with the opportunity to donate money to our work on diabetes, it was obvious that we were to enter into an agreement with DrugStars.”
Morten Jakobsen, Communications Director Diabetesforeningen Diabetes Association, Denmark | http://www.diabetes.dk/aktuelt/nyheder/nyhedsarkiv/2017/ny-app-tag-din-medicin-og-stoet-diabetessagen-helt-gratis.aspx


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e-symptoms

e-symptoms
developed by swiss:smart:media


RemindersImproving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English / French / German / Italian

Cost: Free
Diary that allows people with asthma or allergies to document their symptoms and potential environmental triggers.
"The aha! Allergiezentrum Schweiz, MeteoSchweiz, and CK-Care provide allergy sufferers, carers and any person who is interested with this app. It is a helpful tool that allows the user to get an accurate diagnosis." aha! Allergiezentrum Schweiz, Switzerland | PatientView survey, December 2013


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EndoGoddess

EndoGoddess
developed by eProximiti; Duet Health LLC, both USA


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free

Diabetes-management journal for recording and tracking blood-glucose levels, carbohydrate intake, and insulin dosages - with reminders when to test your blood glucose

“Earning rewards for tracking your blood sugar? That’s the new twist provided by ‘EndoGoddess’, a diabetes app from Dr Jen Dyer, an Ohio-based endocrinologist who is deep into social media. Her app allows patients to earn points for every day they log their blood sugars four times. The points can be cashed in for songs on iTunes. Cool. I found the interface for tracking your blood sugar very simple (almost too simple). There are only four slots to enter your blood sugar: breakfast, lunch, dinner and bedtime. You can enter carbs and insulin as well, but you can only enter your insulin dose in whole numbers. For pumpers, that’s a no-go. As far as we could tell, there was no way to backdate entries. In ‘Reminders’, you can set alarms to remind you to test your blood sugar. But they are pre-programmed at specific times, which you can’t change to your own preference. Unlike other diabetes apps, there are no graphs to review, and the only ‘history’ is the number of points you’ve earned in past weeks. Despite not being visible on the app, there are graphs you can share with your doctor or anyone else (a common feature in glucose-logging apps, these days). The app does also offer an educational component, with basic info on insulin, other diabetes meds, exercise and visiting your endocrinologist, plus recipes (although the recipes don’t come with carbohydrate counts). This app seems quite useful for newly-diagnosed people with diabetes, type-2 diabetics, or people who tend to test their blood sugar at the same, very specific, times of day (it’s not dynamic enough to handle the variety of life with type-1 diabetes). The app itself is nicely designed and easy to read and use. It misses the opportunity to customise, and provide enough information for the patient to see problem areas at a single glance. (Note that this app just came out two weeks ago, so we’re hoping for those additions soon.) The prospect of earning points for iTunes songs is a pretty tempting deal, though. Nice to see an endocrinologist getting into the apps game.” Diabetes Mine, USA | http://bit.ly/pteHMx


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Epilepsy Action

Epilepsy Action
developed by Epilepsy Action


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English

Cost: Free
App to support the management of epilepsy, including medication reminder.
Recommended by Epilepsy Action, which developed the app. Epilepsy Action estimates that the app is used by 11-20% of its members. Epilepsy Action,UK | PatientView Form, 2014


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Epocrates

Epocrates
developed by Epocrates, Inc (owned by Athena Health)


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free, Upgrade to Plus (full) version is a subscription £112.04 [approximately €159.43, $174.99]
Provides safety information about medicines.
Provides safety information on medicines
“Epocrates helps me make sure my medicines don’t interact with each other. I’m on many medications. 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


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Eppy

Eppy
developed by No information available.


RemindersImproving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

Dutch

Cost: Free

Intended to help people with epilepsy manage their condition, together with relevant medical professionals.

“Tracks attacks, and what issues (such as fatigue or stress) may play a role in them. A person can enter their medication schedule, and see a message if the medication should be taken. ‘Eppy’ also has an alarm function, for when someone can feel an attack coming. The alarm alerts bystanders and rescue workers to what is wrong about the person, and to what they should (and should not) do. Bystanders can also easily contact people whom the user has selected on the app. And ‘Eppy’ has a ‘Follow-me’ feature (for walking or cycling, for example), allowing a partner, parent or other contact to always be able to check where the user is located.” Stichting Nationaal Epilepsie Fons [National Epilepsy Fund], Netherlands | http://bit.ly/JvHnJn


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eTangram

eTangram
developed by Bilbomática


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities

Basque / English / Spanish

Cost: Free

Utilises Tangram, a Chinese game in which several shapes can be assembled to make larger shapes, to teach a user how to make more complex shapes (such as a rabbit) in several levels of difficulty.

"The latest application has more to do with aging than with children. Tangram can significantly help to keep the mind active, so more and more initiatives practising this game in stimulation programs are being designed to tackle diseases like Alzheimer's." Serdonmas, not-for-profit community home help, Spain | http://bit.ly/16ZG6Hs


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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


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Exsmokers iCoach

Exsmokers iCoach
developed by Blue Crowbar Software, Belgium; Saatchi & Saatchi Brussels, Belgium


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringInformation

English

Cost: Free
Self-help, step-by-step programme for quitting smoking.
“iCoach helps young people people quit smoking for good, but at their own pace. iCoach is easy to use, is personal to the user, and works to help the young person think about quitting, and to quit. The young smoker is initially presented with a brief questionnaire that determines his or her stage in a five-phase stop-smoking process. iCoach guides the young smoker through a series of comprehensive interactive tools. It also provides tailored feedback, advice, techniques, tasks, as well as mini tests, and sends the user daily email-tips as reminders, and for motivation. At the end of each month, iCoach compiles a consultation report which gives an overview of the user’s progress until they reach the final phase. Speaking about the availability of the iCoach app to young smokers, Kevin O’Hagan, Health Promotion Manager, Irish Cancer Society, said “Data shows that up to 22% of boys and 25% of girls aged 15-18 years report that they have tried cigarettes. Giving up smoking is the single biggest thing you can do to improve your health. We live in a ‘digital communications, smartphone’ age, so we are confident that a free app to assist young smokers in stubbing out their last cigarette will be well received, and will assist in addressing current gaps in service provision for young smokers.” Irish Cancer Society, Ireland | http://bit.ly/1aBOEZt


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Fear of Flying App

Fear of Flying App
developed by Togetar (formerly Zyrcadia BV, Netherlands)


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Android: £3.04 [approximately €4.75, $4.22], Apple: £2.99 [approximately €1.41, $4.67]

Aims to help the user overcome fear of flying.

“The ‘Fear of Flying’ app is based on a scientifically-proofed treatment method. The main objective is to provide fearful flyers with a simple tool in anticipation, for before and during the flight. The app informs about the following: aerodynamics; cruise flight; flight safety; sounds and sensations during take-off and landing; and turbulence. Practical audio exercises help to lower stress. When the flight stress reaches a panic level, users of the app can push on the special ‘panic button’ control. This button helps (in audio and written form) to decrease the stress level immediately. The app is a help—not a substitute for treatment. Fear of flying can be composed of different, underlying complaints which, not seldom, need psycho-therapeutic treatment.” VALK Foundation, Netherlands | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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Fertility Friend Ovulation

Fertility Friend Ovulation
developed by Tamtris Web Services Inc, Canada


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English / German

Cost: Free

Intended to improve the chances of conception.

“To support self management, not to fully self-manage.” Infertility Network UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2011


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Find Me Gluten Free

Find Me Gluten Free
developed by Gluten Free Classes, LLC (Jason Elmore)


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Lists gluten-free restaurants, fast-food stores, chain stores, pizzerias, bakeries, etc.
“ ‘Find Me Gluten Free’ helps me find restaurants with gluten-free menus (but is not always accurate).” Person living with coeliac disease, USA | PatientView survey, August 2014


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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


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FitDay Mobile

FitDay Mobile
developed by Jim Determan, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English

Cost: Free

Diet and weight-loss journal that offers an online ‘account’ to track food consumption and exercise levels.

“I just use the ‘FitDay’ app because it’s tied into my FitDay account. Not sure it’s the best, but it works for me. It’s free, of course.” Blogger on Low Carb Friends, USA | http://bit.ly/OEVhL3


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Focus on Lymphoma

Focus on Lymphoma
developed by Migrate2Mobile


RemindersImproving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free
Information to help a person with lymphoma understand the condition, and to manage their cancer treatment.
"Authoritative. Excellent for lymphoma and blood cancers." Cancer patient group, Canada | PatientView survey, November 2013


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Fodspor [Footprints]

Fodspor [Footprints]
developed by Bo Thinggaard, Unpossible Systems I/S, Denmark


Information

Danish

Cost: Free

Allows users to report their experiences in hospital.

“The app makes it possible for patients and relatives to write their own health-experience ‘footprints’ on their phones. Everything can be recorded. Both patients and caregivers can download the app. Patients may note in the app their experiences, or add photos they have taken. The experiences are stamped with date, time and place.” Dansk Selskab for Patientsikkerhed [Danish Society for Patient Safety], Denmark | http://bit.ly/1c2njNM


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FoodSwitch

FoodSwitch
developed by George Institute for Global Health; Bupa Australia


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

English

Cost: Free
Scans the barcodes of supermarket food; supplies nutritional information, and suggests healthier alternatives.
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Scans the barcodes of supermarket food; supplies nutritional information, and suggests healthier alternatives.
“The FoodSwitch app for smartphones (iPhones, Androids), is currently only available in Australia and is helping thousands of people make healthier choices in supermarket aisles.” 
George Institute for Global Health, Australia | http://bit.ly/1jERp04


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FoodSwitch New Zealand

FoodSwitch New Zealand
developed by George Institute for Global Health, Australia; Bupa Care Services New Zealand; National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI), University of Auckland


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

English

Cost: Free
Scans the barcodes of supermarket food; supplies nutritional information, and suggests healthier alternatives.
“This month, a smartphone app called ‘FoodSwitch’ is being launched by the University of Auckland’s National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI). The free app lets you scan the barcodes of packaged foods using your smartphone’s camera. FoodSwitch then gives you colour-coded ‘traffic-light’ information about the food’s fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt content. You’ll be able to see at a glance whether a food has high (red), or medium-ish (orange), or low (green) amounts of total fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt. FoodSwitch will also give you a list of similar foods that are healthier choices, and it lets you share all this via social media. Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu, who leads NIHI’s nutrition research programme, says people have been bewildered by confusing food labels for too long. “Research shows that people like traffic-light labels and can use them to make healthier choices. FoodSwitch is a tool that can help them do this”. FoodSwitch was originally developed in Australia by the George Institute for Global Health, and is being launched here with Bupa Care Services NZ. Auckland researchers have tailored it for New Zealand shoppers with over 8,000 packaged foods in the database. What’s more, shoppers can help increase this number; if you scan a barcode not in the database, you’re prompted to take three photos of the product’s package for researchers to add new products to the app.” Consumer, New Zealand | http://bit.ly/1qlvUGM


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FoodSwitch UK

FoodSwitch UK
developed by George Institute for Global Health; Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH); Medical Research Council (MRC) Human Nutrition Research (HNR); British Heart Foundation (BHF) Health Promotion Research Group; Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford


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

English

Cost: Free
Scans the barcodes of supermarket food; supplies nutritional information, and suggests healthier alternatives.
X
Scans the barcodes of supermarket food; supplies nutritional information, and suggests healthier alternatives.
“Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH), along with other UK researchers, have launched a new free and impartial smartphone app that will allow you to scan in your favourite food-and-drink products, and see their nutritional values, plus healthier alternatives. The app provides ‘at a glance’ colour-coded nutrition information for over 80,000 products. Allows customers to switch to healthier products based on established nutrition criteria. Developed by leading health experts, and supported by 13 organisations, ‘FoodSwitch’ allows users to scan the barcode of over 80,000 packaged food and drinks sold across major UK supermarkets using their smartphone camera to receive immediate, easy to understand, ‘traffic-light’ colour-coded nutritional information, along with suggested similar, healthier products. It is now easier than ever for consumers to reduce high levels of fat, salt and sugar in their families’ diet. When the barcode of a food or drink product is scanned by a smartphone, ‘FoodSwitch’ instantly searches the database and identifies healthier products by comparing the overall nutritional value of the product to existing government criteria. The overall nutritional rating takes into account a range of different factors important to general health including fats, sugars, salt, protein and fibre. ‘FoodSwitch’ gives customers the perfect opportunity to get to grips with what the labels mean, and to better understand what is in their food. The app colour codes each product by the content of four important nutrients: total fat, saturated fat (saturates), sugars and salt. Red – (high) try to choose products with less red circles. Amber – (amber) this choice is OK, but going for choices labelled green is better. Green – (low) the more green circles, the healthier the choice.” Blood Pressure UK (Blood Pressure Association), UK | http://bit.ly/1jEWZQ5


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Fooducate

Fooducate
developed by Fooducate Ltd, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free

Provides nutritional information on foods, with the aim of helping a user with diabetes to lose weight, and to manage diet.

“This app could be your shopping companion on the next trip to the grocery store. You can scan barcodes, search for products, and browse categories to find foods you’re shopping for. By selecting a food, you’ll get a list of health pros (for instance, 100% whole grain), and cons (for instance, loaded with high-fructose corn syrup), and can compare it to similar products. Keep track of products you eat regularly by ‘liking’ a food. Then, next time you hit the store, you can pull up a ‘My likes’ list of foods you might want to buy again.” American Diabetes Association (ADA) | Source no longer available


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Gi BodyGuard from the CDHF

Gi BodyGuard from the CDHF
developed by Jeff Sheckter; and Pivot Design Group


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English

Cost: Free
Allows people with a digestive disorder to record and track factors relevant to their intestinal health.
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Allows people with a digestive disorder to record and track factors relevant to their intestinal health.
“Patients who provide their physicians with accurate information about their health status, get better care. It’s that simple. However, when you are asked to report symptoms, medications and bowel patterns, you are likely relying on your memory. In some cases, this means trying to recall very specific details about your health that could be weeks (or even months) old. That’s tough to do accurately. It doesn’t have to be that difficult. The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation (CDHF) has developed a sleek and powerful smartphone app to help you track and share that critical information. We’re proud to introduce you to ‘Gi BodyGuard’. With a few quick clicks, this free app for iPhone and Android empowers you to quickly, privately, and intelligently create extensive, up-to-the-minute summaries to share with healthcare teams at your next appointment. … With the added functionality of reminders for drinking water, taking medications and renewing prescriptions, you are ready to communicate effectively with your physician, to regain and maintain your good health.” Canadian Digestive Health Foundation (CDHF), Canada | http://bit.ly/1on7S9O


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GI Buddy

GI Buddy
developed by Intouch Solutions


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free
Health tracker for people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
"See the big picture of your IBD management. Have you been staying on track with treatment? Are certain foods triggering symptoms? Is your IBD affecting your everyday life? See how everything comes together, with GI Buddy reports — one of the many features available with your GI Buddy tracker." Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), Inc, USA | http://bit.ly/J5jvTJ


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Global Corporate Challenge

Global Corporate Challenge
developed by Helsinki Agency Pty Ltd, Australia / Get the World Moving


Self-monitoringTrackersInformation

English / French / German / Spanish

Cost: Free

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.

“Tracks your daily steps to encourage you to walk 10,000 a day. The app makes it much easier to keep track of your walking. No downsides, except that the step count does not sometimes correlate with steps taken.” C3 Collaborating for Health, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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Glucose Companion Free

Glucose Companion Free
developed by Maxwell Software, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English

Cost: Free

Blood-sugar and weight tracker.

“Simple, but very effective, way for people with diabetes to keep track of their blood-sugar reading. Great graphics.” North Shore Prostate Support and Awareness (North Shore PSA), Canada | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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GlutenVrij  [GlutenFree]

GlutenVrij [GlutenFree]
developed by Joost van Doorn, Netherlands


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

Dutch

Cost: Free

Allows the user to search for gluten-free food products in the Netherlands.

“Livaad is a database on the Internet, on which a lot of products are indicated as gluten free, wheat free, and/or lactose free. The data from Livaad can be searched by the app by product name, or by using the camera of your phone that serves as a barcode scanner. A handy tool to help you find gluten-free products. But it is always important to read the label itself. Livaad works with people, and there may be mistakes made.” Nederlandse Coeliakie Vereniging (NCV) [Dutch Coeliac Disease Association], Netherlands | http://bit.ly/NKQY3z


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GoMeals

GoMeals
developed by Anupam Godbole, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation



Cost: Free

App that aims to help a user manage blood-sugar levels through healthy eating.

“ ‘GoMeals’ is the best carbohydrate-counting app I’ve seen. Comprehensive, easy to use, and doesn’t require the Internet. Score!” Blogger on TuDiabetes, a social network of the Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF), USA | Source no longer available


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HabitRPG

HabitRPG
developed by OCDevel LLC (Tyler Renelle)


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English / German

Cost: Free
Role-playing game (RPG) that offers the user ‘virtual’ rewards for having good personal habits.
“HabitRPG is a productivity app in which you get to insert your own metrics to measure yourself against. So, for example, as I have a connective tissue disorder, I need to ensure that my joints don’t get stiff. So, regular stretching is one of my metrics. Eating a certain amount of fruit per week is another. I get role-playing game (RPG) videogame-style rewards (experience points; avatar upgrades) for successfully completing these metrics each day/week/month.” Person with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Norway. | PatientView survey, October 2014.


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HAE Attack Tracker

HAE Attack Tracker
developed by Peter Baum, while at AS&K Mercury Healthcare Communications


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free
Symptom and treatment diary for people with hereditary angioedema (HAE).
"This app allows hereditary-angioedema (HAE) patients to keep detailed records of their disease-related information, including emergency and physician contacts, as well as individual attack data. “Recording and tracking triggers and symptoms of HAE attacks can be an important tool in managing this disease,” said Chief Medical Officer Dr Burt Adelman of Dyax. “Understanding the frequency and severity of these attacks can be of real value to both patients and their treating physicians.” ... Developed by a team of patient-education specialists at Dyax, along with input from HAE patients, the ‘HAE Attack Tracker’ is the first iPhone app designed specifically for HAE patients. ... The app provides a reference for patients and physicians, allowing them to monitor HAE attacks, and track a number of metrics that could help in the management of the condition." US Hereditary Angioedema Association (HAEA), USA | http://bit.ly/1dXMr8H


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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


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Headache Diary Lite

Headache Diary Lite
developed by Froggyware GmbH


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English / French / German / Italian / Spanish

Cost: Lite version free, Android full version: £1.99 [approximately €1.83; $1.99]
Diary for people who wish to record details linked to their headaches or migraines.
“Headache Diary helps me track my headache type, length, etc.” Person with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, UK | PatientView survey, October 2014


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Headspace (on-the-go)

Headspace (on-the-go)
developed by Headspace Meditation Limited, UK


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesTrackers

English

Cost: Free for first 10 days; thereafter subscription based, cheapest being £3.74 per month for 2 years [approximately €5.39, $5.84]

Helps the user to learn meditation. Click on browser link to see how Headspace works or go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEpOF7vUymc

“The advantage is that the app allows people to participate in meditation, at a time that suits them. The disadvantage is that ongoing cost may put some people off it. ” Patient group specialising in mental health problems, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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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)  ·  Medical

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)

Heart Decide

Heart Decide
developed by Orca Health, Inc


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Shows '3D' animations of the heart, heart conditions, and heart treatments.
“Heart Decide’s animation of the conditions and procedures, and of the 3D beating heart, has helped me understand my condition in a way I had not in my 30-plus years of seeing my cardiologist.” Person with a heart condition, USA | PatientView survey, October 2014


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

HelpDiabetes

HelpDiabetes
developed by Johan Degraeve, Netherlands


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

Dutch / English / French / Italian / Romanian / Spanish

Cost: Free

Carbohydrate counter with a food database.

“The US food database is a bit too huge for my app. For this English-language app, I used an English version of the Norwegian food database. This fits on most devices. It would also be nice to have a database with foods in different proportions (for instance, an apple ‘per 100 gram’, or ‘per piece’). I know all that information is available in the US database, and I used that to make a more elaborated Dutch version.” The app developer, blogging on TuDiabetes, a social network of the Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF) | http://bit.ly/MH6xw6


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

HemaGo

HemaGo
developed by CDM Princeton (CDMP)


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

English

Cost: Free
Tool for recording and tracking the symptoms, treatment and experience of living with haemophilia.
“Novo Nordisk’s ‘HemaGo’ app was designed to be especially helpful for patients with inhibitors. It was developed to improve communication between haemophilia patients and their caregivers. Because treatment for inhibitors can be so complicated, the app makes it easier to keep track of all the details. The HemaGo app allows users to record information on all medications that patients are using, including over-the-counter meds. This gives doctors a better overall picture of the patient, which can help prevent possible negative interactions. HemaGo can also record how much factor is used, and the reason for each infusion. Another useful feature of HemaGo is that it lets you record other data about a bleeding episode besides just the basics. What was the level of pain? How did the bleed affect work, school, or daily life? Where was the bleed, and how long did it last? This info is valuable for evaluating treatment regimens. The data that you enter into the HemaGo app syncs with Novo Nordisk’s website, called ‘Changing Possibilities in Hemophilia’, and can be shared with doctors or healthcare teams. (The company’s website states that Novo Nordisk does not have access to patient-specific information. The company’s access is restricted to generic information—“de-identified”—in which the data has been stripped, so that the individual source cannot be identified, in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules.) You can use the app to create customised reports through Changing Possibilities, and then print out or email the reports to your healthcare team. HemaGo also allows you to set up reminders on your phone for appointments or treatments, or log prophylactic treatments.” ‘A Thread of Red’, Arizona Hemophilia Association, USA | http://bit.ly/1fqJoZm


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HIV Health Tracker

HIV Health Tracker
developed by Chris Mayer


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English - American

Cost: Free
Helps people living with HIV/AIDs to track their HIV results.
“HIV Health Tracker helps me track my results, and is a medicines reminder.” Person living with HIV/AIDs, Ireland | PatientView survey, October 2014


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

iAnkylosing Spondylitis

iAnkylosing Spondylitis
developed by Anatomate-Apps, Australia (now Human Media Pty, Australia)


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringInformation

English

Cost: Free

Educational app about ankylosing spondylitis (AS).

Recommended by Arthritis New Zealand Arthritis New Zealand | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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

iBP Blood Pressure

iBP Blood Pressure
developed by Leading Edge Apps LLC, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English

Cost: Android: £0.62 [approximately €0.87, $0.98], Apple: £0.79 [approximately €1.11, $1.24]

Blood pressure tracking-and-analysis tool.

Recommended by Age UK, North Yorkshire, UK Age UK, North Yorkshire, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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

iCouch CBT

iCouch CBT
developed by iCouch Inc (Brian Dear)


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English / German / Spanish

Cost: £1.91 [approximately €2.37, $2.99]
Allows people living with anger, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, or stress to record negative thoughts.
Allows people living with anger, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, or stress to record negative thoughts.
“iCouch CBT walks me through a complex process. It provides attention to the specifics of my problem, while using a structured way to get out of the problem. Allows for complexities, but relies on simple steps to do it.” Person living with mental health issues, Canada | PatientView survey, August 2014


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

Ihobo

Ihobo
developed by i. Publicis London. ii. Twentysix Mobile, UK


Information

English

Cost: Free

Educational app intended to show the user how the UK-based charity Depaul UK works with homeless young people, and to give the user an idea of a typical young homeless person’s daily activities and requirements.

“We have been overwhelmed by the response to ‘iHobo’, by the number of people it has reached, and by the conversations the app has started. We are very proud of the awards which we have won. A huge thank you to all the people who have played ‘iHobo’, Tweeted, blogged, and talked about it, and made it such an incredible success.” Depaul UK | http://bit.ly/MeGRU3


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IMood Journal

IMood Journal
developed by Inexika Inc


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

English / Russian

Cost: Android: £0.82 [approximately €1.16, $1.55], Apple: £1.49 [approximately €2.11, $2.31]
Diary for recording moods.
"I have bipolar disorder, and this app has been extremely helpful in charting my moods, and the events surrounding them, so that I can better prepare for future events. It is an awesome app. I have recommended it to others, and they are using it, and getting benefit. My therapist is also using it. I print out a copy of my mood history, and my psychiatrist loves it. The app really helps him with managing my medications. Really great app. I have used it for several months, and I never last at anything that long. I don't see any drawbacks or weaknesses with the app." Person with bipolar disorder, USA | PatientView survey, November 2013


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Impf-Uhr [Vaccination Clock]

Impf-Uhr [Vaccination Clock]
developed by Dr. Ursula Kramer a pharmacist at Sanawork, member of Präventions Partner, a collaboration of academics, universities, companies and other associations which aim improve preventive medicine with technology.


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesTrackersInformation



Cost:
Diary scheduling due vaccination dates and supports people managing their vaccinations.
“Not only to in terms of music and fashion, smartphones are a good choice, even when it comes to vaccination (especially among young people), as a mobile phone can be a great help. Since February 2011, you can download an app about vaccination. It is a vaccine clock that informs the user about constantly-updated data from the Robert Koch Institut regarding the necessary vaccinations. A pharmacist has developed this app.” paradisi.de, fitness, health and nutrition information portal and online community, Germany | http://bit.ly/1lvegy2


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Instant Heart Rate

Instant Heart Rate
developed by Azumio Inc


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsTrackers

English

Cost: Free

Measures heart rate and pulse.

“Check your heart rate at any time of the day. Keep a record of every time you measure your pulse.” Poole Heart Support Group, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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

iRecordit Diabetes Sugar Glucose and Health Tracker

iRecordit Diabetes Sugar Glucose and Health Tracker
developed by Communiteq Systems Inc, Canada


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English

Cost: £4.00 [approximately €5.73, $6.22]

Diabetes-management and personal-health app that allows a user to record and track personal health-related information.

“Asks the user to input certain data about their blood sugar and general health, and allows the user access to the visual representation of that data on their BlackBerry, or via email to their PC or healthcare provider. This visual representation allows you to have a daily view of your glucose levels. What’s missing from apps such as this is Bluetooth integration with an insulin monitor. I would like to see the developer partner with some large healthcare institutions to bring this sort of functionality, because automating and avoiding data input will make this app even better, and more effective.” Reviewer on the Diabetic Village social network, USA, linking to comments on the BlackberryCool online community for Blackberry users, Canada | [Source no longer available]


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Iron tracker-Hemochromatosis

Iron tracker-Hemochromatosis
developed by Developed by faculty and students at two Canadian Universities led by Dr. G. Grewal of the University of Guelph, and Dr. A. Hamilton-Wright of Mount Allison University, Canada


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English / French / Italian

Cost: Free
The App helps people with hereditary haemochromatosis (the Canadians and US spell it hemochromatosis) track their test results and venesection treatment
"While it is Canadian it is very popular in Australia as well and no doubt would be useful for people in UK, Ireland and parts of Europe where HH is prevalent." Bob Rogers, CEO of the Canadian Hemochromatosis Society | Email to PatientView, 2015


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iStayHealthy

iStayHealthy
developed by Peter Schmidt, UK


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English / French / German / Spanish

Cost: Free

Medication reminder aimed at people living with HIV/AIDS.

“Provides not only a pill reminder, but also CD4 and viral-load charting. While not intuitive, there is a way to record missed doses, too. I like this app, because it’s made specifically for HIV, with a database of all the current drugs available, built in. Just pick your meds, set the time, and go. I recommend it to all my poz friends.” Blogger on POZ Blogs, USA | Source no longer available


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

ItsaMANTHING - Prostate Cancer

ItsaMANTHING - Prostate Cancer
developed by Netready Limited


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Provides information about prostate cancer.
"Gives clear information about the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. It is written for patients, by patients." PROSTaid, UK | PatientView survey, November 2013


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JOHNSON'S® BEDTIME™ Baby Sleep

JOHNSON'S® BEDTIME™ Baby Sleep
developed by Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center; Giant Sky


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

Arabic / Chinese / English / French / Portuguese / Russian / Spanish

Cost: Free
An app to help parents to track their baby’s sleep patterns and habits, and includes access to sleep professional experts.
“If you’re looking for a way to find out a bit more about your baby’s sleep, download the free JOHNSON’S® BEDTIME® Baby Sleep App. Use the app to track your baby’s sleep, listen to cool lullabies, and ask individualized questions through the Ask the Expert function. My team and I work hard to answer all questions within a day or two. It can be a great resource!” Dr. Jodi Mindell , a clinical psychologist, Sleep Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia commenting on the website of the Pediatric Sleep Council | http://bit.ly/2kjcoOh


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Jointly

Jointly
developed by Sidekick Studios, UK


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsReminders

English

Cost: Free

Allows a carer to list their network of important personal contacts, and to share information with the contacts.

"It is well designed, and takes a person-centred approach to managing a circle of care. But it will not be useful to care-givers who are either not online at all, or who are not confident about using such e-tools." Sara Dunn, formerly of Mind, UK | PatientView survey 2012-2013


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Journals of the American Diabetes Association

Journals of the American Diabetes Association
developed by Sheridan Technology Lab, Sheridan Group, USA


Information

English

Cost: Free

Allows immediate access to articles in four American Diabetes Association (ADA) journals: ‘Diabetes’, ‘Diabetes Care’, ‘Diabetes Spectrum’, and ‘Clinical Diabetes’.

“With ADA’s free journals mobile app, readers can stay updated on the latest diabetes research published in ADA’s scientific and medical journals. The app’s streamlined design provides one place on your mobile device for accessing, browsing, reading, and sharing full-text articles. In addition, users may cache article content for later reading, when no Internet connection is available.” American Diabetes Association (ADA), USA | http://bit.ly/NJVSh9


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

KidneyDiet

KidneyDiet
developed by Pivot Communication LLC, USA


Self-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free

Helps people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end-stage renal disease (ESRD) make better decisions about diet. Although available on Android, the developer's website http://www.kidneydiet.com/ states the app is no longer available or supported.

“3.5 stars. A food-analysis tool for people with kidney disease. It tracks potassium, phosphorus, protein, sodium and fluid levels in various foods. Listed as one of the 10 best health apps by Yahoo. With kidney disease as its primary focus, this app could be very useful for people in early-stage kidney failure. It can help educate on the good food, the bad food, and the ugly food that tempts us all day, every day. Though it is unlikely to be used every day, setting up a typical meal week will provide an excellent guide for healthy eating. Then again, others may well use it every day.” Big D and Me dialysis blog, Australia | http://bit.ly/NizRsR


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Lab Tests Online

Lab Tests Online
developed by NetFunctional Inc


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringInformation

English

Cost: Free
Helps users understand the results of their diagnostic tests.
"Excellent. Peer reviewed, and multinational." Cancer group, Canada | PatientView survey, November 2013


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

Libra - Weight Manager

Libra - Weight Manager
developed by Daniel Cachapa, Germany


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English / French / German / Spanish

Cost: Free
Allows users to track their weight with a trend line recommended by the ‘Hacker’s diet’.
“Accessible, easy to use, provides correct information, and practical advice.” Headway East Lothian, UK | PatientView survey, November 2011


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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


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Lifesum – Lifestyle Tracker and Calorie Counter

Lifesum – Lifestyle Tracker and Calorie Counter
developed by ShapeUp Club AB/Lifesum, Sweden


TrackersInformation

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

Cost: Free, but has a upgrades which range in cost

Food and exercise diary aimed at European users.

Recommended by Roger Gunnarsson, Sweden-based Director of the Board, GAMIAN-Europe (Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks-Europe), Belgium Roger Gunnarsson, Sweden-based Director of the Board, GAMIAN-Europe (Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks-Europe), Belgium | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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Lift Pulse

Lift Pulse
developed by Lift Labs/Lynx Design


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English

Cost: Free
Records the extent of a user's tremor via the smartphone's accelerometer.
“ ‘Lift Pulse’ 2.0, a smart phone app created by Lift Labs, has released the results of data gathered from users since updating the app in June 2013. Lift Pulse 2.0 includes a journal feature that measures and records tremors. It also records what medications you’re taking for tremor, and how you’re doing with sleep, exercise, and stress. The app stores your journal entries anonymously in Lift Lab’s private database. You have access to this data through your phone and computer, and Lift Lab analyses it to provide you with information on how different factors affect your tremor. Among the data extracted from users of Lift Pulse 2.0, Lift Labs found: the most commonly-used prescription is Propranolol (Inderal), followed by Primidone (Mysoline); exercise exacerbates amplitude of tremor; and people who reported less stress have less severe tremor symptoms. Lift Pulse 2.0 users have measured their tremor almost 4,000 times so far, and that number continues to grow, according to Lift Labs.” ‘Tremor Talk’, International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) blog, USA | http://bit.ly/1opBDHc


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

Liv med Kræft [Life with Cancer]

Liv med Kræft [Life with Cancer]
developed by Kræftens Bekæmpelse [Cancer Society], Denmark


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsSelf-monitoringInformation

Danish / English

Cost: Free

Allows audio, images, and video relevant to cancer symptoms, and to life with cancer, to be stored in a logbook, and shared with carers, doctors, family, etc.

"A tool to overview your cancer treatment and your disease, and share the information with relatives. Allows near-by relevant events to be located and added to your own calendar and that of your relatives. A tool to manage checklists of questions to the doctor, the workplace, your relatives, etc. Has suggestions for common questions. It is necessary to be online to watch videos related to cancer treatment in the app." Kræftens Bekæmpelse [Cancer Society], Denmark | PatientView survey 2012-2013


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Live OCD Free

Live OCD Free
developed by Rebel Vine Studios LLC, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: £19.00 [approximately €27 and $29.99)

Interactive app designed to guide adult and child users through evidence-based treatment, called ‘exposure and response prevention’ (ERP), for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

“Provides you with tools to help you fight your OCD symptoms at any moment, and much more. ” OCD Centre Manitoba Inc, Canada | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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Liverpool HEP iChart

Liverpool HEP iChart
developed by eMedFusion, UK


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Provides people who have hepatitis B or C with up-to-date information on potential drug interactions between hepatitis drugs and other drugs that the individual may be prescribed (also covers over-the-counter, recreational, and alternative medications).
“The University of Liverpool has launched an app, ‘HEP ichart’, that provides hepatitis patients with quick and easy access to the latest information about drug interactions. ‘HEP ichart’ is based on a website [http://www.hep-druginteractions.org] developed at the University. Professor Graham Foster, President of the British Association for the Study of the Liver (BASL), said: “This new app, ‘HEP ichart’, is a timely and much-needed resource for HCV patients, as the number of new drugs which are available to treat hepatitis C increases”.” World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA), UK | Source is no longer available


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Liverpool HIV iChart

Liverpool HIV iChart
developed by eMedFusion


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free

Provides people with HIV/AIDs with up-to-date information on potential drug interactions between HIV drugs and other drugs that the individual may be prescribed (also covers over-the-counter, recreational, and alternative medications).

“Up-to-date news on medications, treatment issues, etc. No drawbacks to it, to date. ” Eddie Surman Trust Positiveline, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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Living Safely

Living Safely
developed by AbleLink Technologies Inc, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: £22.99 [approximately €32.49, $35.36]

Utilises illustrations to teach lessons about personal safety and home safety (such cold weather safety, sport safety, electrical safety, and medicine cabinet safety). Good for people with autism.

"LivingSafely can help students with autism and developmental disabilities practice self-directed learning." Disability Network Northern Michigan, USA | Source no longer available


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Lose It!

Lose It!
developed by FitNow Inc, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringInformation

English

Cost: Free

Allows a user to set weight-loss goals, establish a daily calorie budget to meet them, and to record food consumption and exercise levels.

“I started using this food app called ‘Lose It!’ to measure food. The interface is really handy, and almost makes it fun to track. The little modes of entering data that it uses to track food are very easy to use; it uses the camera to scan bar codes; has little wheels to track serving size, so that if you eat half a doughnut, it’s easy to enter in. The database isn’t totally comprehensive; I’ve found a few things not included. But, perhaps using my experience, I’ve found things that seem close. So far, I’ve found the app very compatible with my lifestyle. When I started using it, just a week or so ago, I noticed that I would eat small snacks more often that I thought, turned my basals down, and ‘presto’, no jelly beans. I still have a few other things, but I’ve been pleased to have a handy way to track food. In some ways, it’s sort of handy to keep it separate from the diabetes gizmos (the pump, CGM, etc). I was sort of spooked this morning to check and find out that, yesterday, I had 137g of carbs on both ‘Lose It!’ and my pump.” TuDiabetes, a social network of the Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF) | Source is no longer available


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Macleans Nurdle Time

Macleans Nurdle Time
developed by Wasabi Digital Pty Ltd


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Motivational app to help young children learn to brush their teeth.
Request to Forum users: "DS has 7 teeth, with 3 more on the way, and we have twice-daily meltdowns when it comes to brushing his teeth. He detests having the brush in his mouth, on his teeth, etc. He doesn't mind the taste of the toothpaste, but refuses to entertain the idea of cleaning his teeth. We normally end up having to pin his arms down. I am desperate for some ideas to make this process more fun and enjoyable for everyone." One reply: "We downloaded the Macleans Nurdle Time app for smartphones, and it has been our saviour. She loves brushing now." Parent, blogging on BellyBelly Forums (birth, conception, pregnancy, and parenthood), Australia | http://bit.ly/1cuqQal


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

Manage My Pain Lite

Manage My Pain Lite
developed by ManagingLife


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free, Pro version £2.99 [approximately €4.23, $4.66]
Allows pain to be recorded, tracked and analysed.
“My number one, cream of the crop app for chronic pain sufferers is Manage My Pain. The app is basically a record-keeping tool for those in chronic pain, with free hosting of records on their servers to avoid losing data if your phone decides to throw a wobbler. I have used it for around 7 months now. At first, I had the free ‘Lite’ version, which became so handy that I needed up upgrade to the ‘Pro’ to allow myself the space for more records. Both levels of this app requires an account, but it is easily set up, and totally free to do. I found it very easy and uncomplicated to upgrade from Lite to Pro. The Pro version allows you to keep unlimited records of your pain, whereas the Lite version allows you ten at a time – which is do-able for the lighter user, or for someone who can really make the effort to blend reports a bit, to get the picture they need. I found it easier just to pay the extra to get the Pro version, and I’ve certainly got my money’s worth out of it. I would definitely recommend giving the free version a try, and seeing if it suits you. Sometimes, just being able to look at the timeline of results, and say “Well, x is obviously working”, helps you see the bigger picture of your pain when you’re struggling. Or if your pain is clearly increasing, it’s a visual record to show people who should be helping bring that level down – not just a tearful person turning up in A&E without ‘backup’ (as I have done). If I used this app to its full potential, and had a go with the reports section, I really think it could push my treatment forward, too.” Rise Above Pain blog, UK | http://bitly.com/12xNEVj


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MappyHealth

MappyHealth
developed by SocialHealth Insights LLC/Mappy Health, USA


TrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free

Web-based app for detecting disease outbreaks earlier than conventional surveillance methods.

MappyHealth is the winning submission in a developers’ challenge, “Now Trending: #Health in My Community,” sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). Health officials can use data they get through the app to complement other health surveillance systems in identifying emerging health issues and as an early warning of possible public health emergencies in a community. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, USA | http://bit.ly/1InGTT8


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Med Helper – Pill Reminder and Medication Tracker

Med Helper – Pill Reminder and Medication Tracker
developed by Earth Flare, Inc


RemindersSelf-monitoringTrackers

English

Cost: Free, full version on Apple and Android is £2.99 [approximately €1.11, $1.56]
Medication reminder.
Medication reminder.
“Med Helper Pill Reminder. This app reminds me to take my medication, and is very versatile (and more user friendly than FMAUKFibroMapp).” Person living with endometriosis and fibromyalgia, UK | PatientView survey, August 2014


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

Med Minder

Med Minder
developed by Garland Systems, United States


RemindersSelf-monitoringTrackers

English

Cost: Free; Full version £1.27 [approximately €1.41, $1.98]

Reminds the user when to take medication, and the correct doses.

“Reminds members when to take their medications. ” Patient group specialising in chronic diseases, Ireland | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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mediLexicon

mediLexicon
developed by Total Wireless Solutions Limited / Twistsoft, India


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Android: Free, Apple: £0.79 [approximately €1.11, $1.56], Blackberry: £0.75 [approximately €1.06, $1.71]

Collection of over 2,500 medical terms, explained and cross-referenced.

“The advantages: an efficient and modern way to access useful medical information, and to assist in navigating around basic healthcare issues. The disadvantages: weak quality of information and accessibility.” Local carers, family, and friends group specialising in providing support for people with a disability, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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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

Medo de Voar App [Fear of Flying App]

Medo de Voar App [Fear of Flying App]
developed by Togetar (formerly Zyrcadia BV, Netherlands)


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

Portuguese

Cost: Android: £3.04 [approximately €4.75, $4.22], Apple: £2.84 [approximately €3.99, $4.43]

Aims to help the user overcome fear of flying.

Recommended by the developer, the VALK Foundation, Netherlands VALK Foundation, Netherlands | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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

MedSimple

MedSimple
developed by My Diabetes Home LLC, USA


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

Helps to manage medications by storing a list of the user's medicines, doctors and pharmacists.

"This app makes keeping track of your medications, well, simple. Add prescription and over-the-counter meds, doses, and frequency, as well as prescriber and pharmacy information. Set alerts to remind you to take your meds, or refill a prescription, and learn about possible savings on prescription drugs." Diabetes Forecast Magazine, American Diabetes Association (ADA), USA | http://bit.ly/Yq4g8d


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

MedTracker

MedTracker
developed by Fairwinds Software (Neil Tiffin)/Performance Champions, Inc


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

English

Cost: Free
Medication tracker that records the dates and times when over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription medications have been taken.

“ ‘MedTracker’. It lists my medications, and gives a very audible reminder, even when in silent mode. It is a USA-based app, though, and it is also not very easy to use. If I want to skip a dose, for instance, it keeps reminding me I need to take the dose, even if I want to skip it.”

Person with arthritis, UK | PatientView survey, August 2014


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

MindShift

MindShift
developed by Creative B’stro, Inc


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringInformation

English

Cost: Free
Aims to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety.
“MindShift reminds me of practical ways to deal with anxiety.” Person with a mental health problem, UK | PatientView survey, October 2014


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

mobiCeliac [XL]

mobiCeliac [XL]
developed by Equalter Sistemas Slne, Spain


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

Catalan / English / Spanish

Cost: Free

List of 12,500 food-and-beverage products sold in Spain. For people with gluten intolerance.

Recommended by the part developer, the Asociación de Celiacos de Madrid (ACM) [Association of Coeliacs of Madrid], Spain Asociación de Celiacos de Madrid (ACM), Spain | http://bit.ly/JeuIBM


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

Mobilplanforalle

Mobilplanforalle
developed by UVdata A/S, Denmark


Reminders

Danish

Cost: Free

Medication manager and reminder app for people with a mental health problem.

“The first experiences with ‘Mobilplanforalle’ is promising. The focal point of the project are phones with an Android operating system.” SIND bladet, April 2011, page 29, Landesforeningen SIND [Danish Association for Mental Health; MIND], Denmark | http://bit.ly/NUgzs6


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Moje Leczenie [My Treatment]

Moje Leczenie [My Treatment]
developed by Connectmedica Sp. z o.o.


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English / Polish

Cost: Free
Medication reminder and medical appointments diary.
"There is a free app on the phone that supports taking medication. This is very good news for people taking daily medication and for caregivers of children or the elderly-this application helps to ensure regularity. You have to admit that the Smartphones and tablets are getting easier for us, and now it can help treatment." Fundacja Hipoterapia Na Rzecz Rehabilitacji Dzieci Niepełnosprawnych (Polish NGO that helps children with social difficulties) | Facebook


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Mood Diary

Mood Diary
developed by VADR/ Anxiety New Zealand Trust


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

English

Cost: Free
App to help people to monitor and manage their mental health
“Enables you to:
. Record and monitor symptoms such as panic attacks, increased heart rate / nausea / dizziness
rate and monitor sleep quality / medications / triggers
. Create a ‘careplan’ to keep you well – and what to do when if you are unwell
. Set alarms for medications or exercise
. Graph sleep, anxiety and mood
. Email reports to yourself or a clinician
. Receive information and news about anxiety disorders.”
Patient organisation, Mental Health Foundation, New Zealand | https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/get-help/a-z/apps-e-therapy-and-guided-self-help/


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MoodKit

MoodKit
developed by Thriveport LLC, USA


RemindersSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: £3.99 [approximately €5.68, $6.23]
A means by which people with anxiety or depression can improve their mood.
“ ‘Mood Kit’ is the slickest of the cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) apps, and it has some nice features that make it easy to use and to personalise. The app is made by Thriveport and the authors are psychologists. The app is based around CBT ideas, and functions much like a daily thought record. The four main functions of the product are: 1. Increase participation in activities that lift mood. 2. Identify and change interfering thoughts. 3.Rate and track mood. And 4. Create journals to track thoughts, experiences, etc. The best features of this app are the scrolling data bank of feeling states, the library of cognitive distortions, and the reoccurring use of scales which let you rate intensity of a feeling or thought just by sliding your finger. Run through of the app: The ‘Activities Guide’ lets you sort through what is the easiest and what is the hardest for you (socialising, exercising, sleeping, etc), and prioritise which areas to target first. The ‘Thought Checker’ section asks you to recount a situation that was difficult, describe how you felt, and how much you felt that way. This is basic daily thought record material, but the app makes it easier for you by having a ready list of feelings to scroll through and choose, and a sliding tool to measure the intensity of the feeling. You then are asked to list your automatic thoughts in a clear and easy-to-understand manner. From there, the app takes you to a list of cognitive distortions (descriptions included) that you easily scroll through and click to choose. A section titled ‘Mood’ is a very simple but highly useful way to keep track of your daily mood. It’s simply a number rating from 1-10 (1 the worst, 10 the best) that you scroll through and select. You can add notes if you choose, but can also just quickly select a number. The app will track the numbers and chart them for you, providing a wonderful visual of your mood over time. The ‘Journal’ section is hard to use on an iPhone (for those of us who have a hard time typing more than a couple of sentences on the device), but easier on the iPad. It is a section for recording notes about mood, activities, thoughts, etc. This section is pretty standard. ‘Mood Kit’ is one of the best CBT apps I have seen. The mood-tracking ability (complete with graphs) is great, and the simplicity and ease of use make this app one that even the most reluctant user will have a hard time avoiding. I have used this app myself, and frequently recommend it to teens in my clinical practice.” Elisa Nebolsine: Cognitive Therapy for Kids, USA | http://bit.ly/1j3X15c


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Moodometer

Moodometer
developed by Mubaloo, UK


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free
Interactive mood diary for monitoring and understanding emotional wellbeing.
Recommended by the Men’s Health Forum (MHF), UK | http://bit.ly/1awqe3g


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Musician’s First Aid

Musician’s First Aid
developed by De Booqlab S.L.


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

Catalan / English

Cost: Free
Application to improve the health of musicians.
Los músicos se lesionan con frecuencia, debido a la práctica diaria intensiva. Esta aplicación les ayudará a prevenir lesiones a través de consejos sobre lo que tienen que hacer o cambiar cuando sus problemas no se han establecido todavía; cuando empiezan a experimentar la primera molestia, pero los tejidos no han experimentado cambios estables. Con base en la causa, el área afectada y los síntomas presentados por el músico, la aplicación da consejos para tratar de evitar la consolidación de la lesión. La aplicación no realiza ningún diagnóstico; no sustituye al consejo médico. Sólo está tratando, si todavía estamos a tiempo, de poner remedio a un problema que se encuentra en su primera etapa.”

Musicians are often injured due to intensive daily practice. This application will help prevent injuries through tips on what to do or change at early stages of their medical conditions; when they begin to experience the first symptoms, but have not experienced irreversible tissue changes. Based on the cause, the affected area and the symptoms presented by the musician, the application gives advice to try to prevent the consolidation of the injury. The application does not make any diagnosis; nor substitute for medical advice. The app tries, if there is still time, to remedy a problem that is in its first stage.
Fundació Ciència i Art, Spain | Source: PatientView Survey, May 2015


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My Inhealthcare

My Inhealthcare
developed by Inhealthcare


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

English

Cost: Free
App used within parts of the UK National Health Service, enabling patients to track, monitor and manage their health, and choose to share data to share with healthcare professionals.
“Self-testing has allowed me to understand how warfarin works and helps me to stay in the ideal therapeutic range to keep myself as fit and healthy as possible. My readings are more consistent. It also helps me to follow a good diet and reminds me to avoid food and drink cause reactions like broccoli and cranberries. Previously it was a fortnight or a month between clinics and a fair bit can happen in that period. Now I can just test myself and ring the nurse for any advice.”

“This new app is really positive for anyone that is still working. It’s extended my working life really because…previously I was having to work around diary dates to get me to the clinic. Now I can test in the morning at home…I can test myself on the train going up and down from London….It’s given me quite a lot of freedom.”

Martin Smith, patient with atrial fibrillation | http://www.inhealthcare.co.uk/resource/inr-self-testing-martin-smith/ Including recording of interview on Radio Yorkshire


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My Lupus Log

My Lupus Log
developed by User Computing Services, GlaxoSmithKline


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free
Allows symptoms of lupus to be recorded, to help better manage the condition.
“Start understanding your lupus better by tracking your symptoms, recording how they’re affecting you, and sharing it all with your doctor. And let ‘My Lupus Log’ help. Available free for Android smartphones, the My Lupus Log app lets you: track your symptoms; monitor and record their impact; customise your profile; learn more about lupus; stay focused with alerts and reminders.” Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania, USA | Source no longer available


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My Medication Passport

My Medication Passport
developed by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


Self-monitoring

English

Cost: Free
Allows details of prescribed medicines to be kept.
“The ‘My Medication Passport’ is a written record of a patient’s medicines. It is designed to improve communication between patients, carers and healthcare professionals, and maintain a record of changes made to the patient’s medication. My Medication Passport includes: relevant information about the patient; relevant information about the patient’s GP/ other healthcare professionals; list of medicines the patient cannot take, and the reasons why; compliance aids in use; list of the patient’s current medicines; changes made to current medicines, and why; blank pages for the patient to record additional medical information, such as vaccinations, screenings etc.” Hillingdon Carers, UK | Source no longer available


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

My NET Manager

My NET Manager
developed by Vogel Farina LLC


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English / French

Cost: Free
Organisational tool for people with a neuroendocrine tumour.
"The first mobile app for carcinoid cancer and neuroendocrine tumor (NET) patients is available for downloading on the iPhone, iPad, and Android. ‘My NET Manager’, a free app by Novartis Oncology, offers patients a unique opportunity to track their symptoms, set reminders, access test results, and view important dates. The app includes a medication tracker, an insurance tracker, a place to list physicians’ names and contact information, information about NETs, including a glossary, and more. ... A ‘Contacts’ section offers the app user a place to list laboratories, doctors, pharmacies, and insurance companies.” Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, USA | http://bit.ly/1ndsoJz


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My Psoriasis (MyPso) App

My Psoriasis (MyPso) App
developed by BridgeIT


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

Danish / English

Cost: Free
A tracker for people with psoriasis.
Recommended by Psoriasisforeningen, weblinks to the app are on its home page. Psoriasisforeningen, Denmark | http://bit.ly/1Rng7BU


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MyAsthma

MyAsthma
developed by emotive


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English / Spanish

Cost: Free

Aims to help people with asthma (aged over 12) to manage their condition.

“Education for Health’s Chief Executive, Monica Fletcher, was one of a panel of asthma experts who helped develop the app, lending her expert knowledge to its design. The app aims to empower asthma patients, allowing them to better understand their condition, and address the personal barriers they face in managing asthma. As such, the app can generate tailored messages, and will facilitate more informed dialogue between patients and healthcare professionals.” Education for Health, UK | http://bit.ly/x7tEp3


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

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

MyFactor

MyFactor
developed by BioRX LLC


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

English

Cost: Free
Helps people with haemophilia to record and track bleeds and infusions, and share the information with doctors.
“BioRx Introduces a smartphone app for tracking haemophilia healthcare information. … “ ‘MyFactor’ is the first haemophilia app from a specialty pharmacy,” said Eric Hill, co-founder of BioRx. “This creates a unique platform for BioRx customers and staff to more efficiently communicate, exchange detailed treatment information, and helps both parties to anticipate and plan for future needs.” Today, the vast majority of people with bleeding disorders receive homecare pharmacy and infusion services to help manage their day-to-day care. In moderate-to-severe cases, patients typically self-infuse and receive monthly shipments of their clotting-factor medication and infusion supplies. Physician visits may not be frequent, but interaction with the pharmacy is routine. Keeping track of haemophilia bleeding episodes and treatments (as often as 3 or 4 times per week) can become a burden to patients and caregivers, especially over time; however, communicating these events is important to monitoring for potential joint damage from repeat bleeds, determining the need for dose adjustments, and diagnosing other issues that may impact health outcomes. Bleeding-disorder patients and caregivers can use a ‘wizard’-style graphical interface on MyFactor to log details of treatments and bleeding episodes–including type, cause, location, levels of pain and severity. A unique feature of the app gives users the option to scan the barcode of almost any brand of clotting factor in order to record its lot number. Maintaining a record of lot numbers is particularly important in the case of product recalls. MyFactor can also generate historical reports in PDF and CSV formats at the touch of a button–customised by date range, keyword or event type. Reports from the app can easily be shared with others by selecting email addresses from the iPhone contact list, while access to the app can be password-protected on the device itself. Additionally, patients can use MyFactor to set up regular infusion reminders and alerts, add detailed notes, switch between multiple user accounts, and attach photos to show active bleeds, range of motion, or other information that may be useful to the healthcare team.” CheckOrphan, Switzerland and USA | http://bit.ly/1gghkXy


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

MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal
developed by Myfitnesspal LLC, USA


Trackers

English

Cost: Free
Weight-loss and exercise tracker.
“Users are able to keep track of their caloric intake, as well as exercise. In addition, the exercise is included in the amount of caloric intake, so that people can see a direct correlation between exercise and caloric intake. ” Patient group specialising in learning disorders, USA | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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myIBD

myIBD
developed by Karen Frost; Dr. Johan Van Limbergen; Meaghan Wright (and Ritchie Hwang), Canada


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free

Aims to provide the user with new perspectives on the task of managing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Recommended by Crohn’s and Colitis Australia | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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MyMedRec

MyMedRec
developed by Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP)


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English / French

Cost: Free

Portable health record that can be shared with doctors or anyone else involved in a user’s healthcare.

“Excellent app that allows you to keep all of your medical information in one place—doctors, pharmacists, prescriptions, vaccinations. It even allows you to take images of your meds, to remember what they look like. ” Canadian AIDS Society (CAS), Canada | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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MyPlate Calorie Tracker

MyPlate Calorie Tracker
developed by Demand Media, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free

Help the user to reach diet, weight-loss and fitness goals (whether losing, maintaining or gaining weight) by tracking daily exercise and daily calorific, fat, carbohydrate, and protein intake.

"This app is the complete package. Provides healthy insights, calorie counters, and helps you avoid foods that aren’t healthy for you. The app also helps you keep tabs on what you’re eating. Has a database of 1.3 million food and restaurant items, making it’s simple to keep track of everything that you eat.” Work School Eat Play blog, USA | http://bit.ly/QjFfxa


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mySugr Diabetes Logbook

mySugr Diabetes Logbook
developed by mySugr GmbH


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

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

Cost: Free, Pro version £20.99 [approximately €29.66, $32.74]
Diabetes logbook that awards points for meaningful entries with the aim of 'taming the diabetes monster' by overcoming challenges. For quick access for your mobile see Qcard in screenshots.
“mySugr is an electronic diabetes diary that utilises a game platform to motivate users to track their diabetes data in a fun, unconventional format. mySugr doesn’t judge the quality of glucose variability, but instead rewards the user for participating. Earned points are tallied for gold stars indicated on a progress bar, letting users know how hard they’ve worked, and when they have beat their diabetes monster. For further motivation, mySugr offers challenges that can even result in donations to non-profit diabetes fund- raising and research organisations.” Diabetes Voice, September 2013, International Diabetes Federation (IDF), Belgium | http://bit.ly/1aG6bzP


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MyTherapy Med Reminder Pillbox

MyTherapy Med Reminder Pillbox
developed by SmartPatient GmbH


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English / French / German / Italian / Spanish

Cost: Free
Pill reminder and health tracker
I would like to introduce you to a smartphone app that can simplify how you manage your health – a digital assistant that helps you to stick to your treatment plan: MyTherapy. know exactly what you think: “Wow, just another pill reminder.” But MyTherapy is much more than that. MyTherapy is a health app that reminds you to take your meds, check your vitals and to get active. In short: with MyTherapy you have your whole therapy in one app. Therefore, the app translates your therapy into a simple to do list and motivates you to check off your tasks and to empty the list. The integrated scanner makes it easy to find your meds by scanning the barcode on your medication package. he built-in health report allows you to stay on top of your vitals. You can print your report and share it with your doctor. This is a great way for you to take your health into your own hands. Patient Enpowerment Network, USA | http://bit.ly/29iuMmp


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NCT Babychange

NCT Babychange
developed by Axon Publishing, UK


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsInformation

English

Cost: Free

Directs parents of babies to the nearest public baby-changing facilities in the UK.

“Our ‘Babychange’ app uses the latest geolocation technology to let mums and dads easily find their nearest baby-changing facilities. The app allows parents to rate the changing room, so that others know if it’s a good, clean, changing facility. Parents can also add previously-unlisted locations via the apps interface. The app has been very well received by parents and NCT members, and has won several awards. It is easy to use, and parents tell us they love the fact that they are able to add new facilities when they find them, and to rate the ones they visit, so that other mums and dads can find their way out of a nappy emergency. Initially, the app did not allow users to add new locations when they were not actually there. However, the newest upgrade does allow you to recommend facilities even when you are somewhere else. Additionally, the biggest complaint we receive is that there is no version for Android, as of yet.” National Childbirth Trust (NCT), UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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NeuroMind

NeuroMind
developed by Pieter Kubben, MD/DigitalNeurosurgeon.com, Netherlands


Information

English

Cost: Free

App about the subjects of neurology and neurosurgery.

“This app has useful content in the field of neurosurgery for physicians, patients, and students.” International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA), UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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NFL Play 60

NFL Play 60
developed by American Heart Association with National Football League


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free
Game encouraging 9-11 year olds to do more exercise, running and jumping to lead a character through different challenges on screen.
“Getting kids away from their screens and moving their bodies can be challenging…Rather than just telling kids to get physically active for 60 minutes every day, it puts a fun, useful tool in their hands to encourage them to get moving.”

“The app is an interactive game that uses gyroscope technology in the smart device that requires players to physically run, jump, pivot and turn in order to make their on-screen avatar move. Along the course, players answer health trivia questions and can collect digital coins to redeem for NFL and AHA rewards.”
American Heart Association, America’s oldest and largest voluntary organisation dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. | http://bit.ly/2ktq3CG


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NHS Health and Symptom Checker

NHS Health and Symptom Checker
developed by Mobikats


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringInformation

English

Cost: Free

Allows the user to check personal medical symptoms, and, if necessary, receive telephone advice from a call operative within an hour.

“Good for checking symptoms, and for getting information.” Person living with mobility impairment; UK | PatientView survey, July 2014


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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


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Noom CardioTrainer

Noom CardioTrainer
developed by Noom Inc, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoring

English

Cost: Free

Tracks indoor and outdoor exercise activities, and indicates how many calories were burned.

“Assists in counting the calories burned when doing a particular type of exercise. Takes into account the speed of the exerciser, as well as the distance to calculate the total calories. ” Patient group specialising in learning disorders, USA | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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Numera Social

Numera Social
developed by Numera Inc, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free

Lifestyle planner for managing changes in nutrition and exercise regimes—one potential aim of which might be slowing the progression of diabetes, for instance. 

“The American Diabetes Association of Washington has partnered with Numera, a leading telehealth and social media technology company, to reach the community with a new approach to wellness and diabetes management. The app is free, and available to anyone who would like to participate in health plans and challenges, to improve nutrition and exercise, to prevent or delay the development and progression of diabetes. American Diabetes Association (ADA) | http://on.fb.me/1pV9yXx


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OATBook

OATBook
developed by Rob Cleaton


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

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

Aims to help people on oral anticoagulant therapy (OAT) to monitor and control their medication routine.

“Atrial fibrillation (AF) patients who struggle to remember all the information about their medication, INR, and dosage times, could be helped by a new app. ‘OATBook’ allows users to set reminders for upcoming appointments, store all their INR scores in one place, and set dosage reminders for medication.” Atrial Fibrillation Association (AFA) International, UK | http://bit.ly/O2K3CT


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Open Drug Discovery Teams

Open Drug Discovery Teams
developed by Molecular Materials Informatics Inc, Canada


Information

English

Cost: Free

Brings a magazine-style interface to information about research into cures for rarer, more-neglected, diseases.

“ ‘ODDT’ collects data on a small, but growing, number of diseases (including Chagas disease, HIV/AIDS, Huntington’s disease, leishmaniasis, malaria, Sanfilippo syndrome, and tuberculosis). The app also covers emerging topics, such as drug repurposing and green chemistry.” CheckOrphan, Switzerland and the USA | http://bit.ly/LRMmog


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Orphanet, the mobile portal for rare diseases

Orphanet, the mobile portal for rare diseases
developed by Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (Inserm), France


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English / French / German / Italian / Portuguese / Spanish

Cost: Free

List containing information about rare diseases.

"Orphanet, an INSERM service, allows you to access a list of rare diseases, their description and associated resources. Consult the emergency guidelines directly. Find contact details of expert clinics and professionals. You can bookmark pages and PDFs you want to find again in one click, thanks to a dedicated feature. It is also possible to annotate some of the pages. The data available on the Orphanet app are those obtained during its last update. To access to the most recent data, and make the most of Orphanet services on your mobile, update the app regularly." Orphanet | http://bit.ly/13DhOEg


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OWise breast cancer

OWise breast cancer
developed by Px HealthCare Ltd


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

Dutch / English

Cost:
Through the application, you can receive information about breast cancer and wellbeing as well as giving tips as to topics to discuss with their doctor.
“OWise is a website and iPhone app that gives you the ability to have all your personal information on breast cancer at hand. So it can all information about your situation in one place to put together to help you. The app was awarded by the Health App Awards 2013.” Borstkankervereniging Nederland (BVN) | http://bit.ly/1UPRKko


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Pact

Pact
developed by Pact


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English / Spanish

Cost: Free
Encourages healthy eating and exercise.
“It encourages monetary rewards for compliant users (those who exercise and eat well). Users can also lose money from using the platform. It is almost like bribing users to exercise.” Empowered patient, Australia | PatientView survey, February 2014


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Pain Care

Pain Care
developed by Ringful Health, USA


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free

Tool to help patients manage chronic pain or sports injuries.

“Offers a comprehensive, visual pain scale, ideal for people who have difficulty keeping an electronic diary. No cost. Doctors find the app useful. The tech skill level required to operate the app is easy to moderate.” Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA), USA | http://bit.ly/QKJmwJ


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Parkinson mPower study app

Parkinson mPower study app
developed by Sage Bionetworks


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free
A research app to help understand why some people with Parkinson's Disease have different symptoms than other people with Parkinson's Disease,
“mPower (Mobile Parkinson Observatory for Worldwide, Evidence-based Research) uses the new ResearchKit software framework announced today by Apple to make it easy for people with Parkinson’s disease to contribute data to researchers investigating symptom variation. ResearchKit turns iPhone into a powerful tool for medical research by enabling participants to complete tasks or submit surveys right from the mPower app. This new software framework delivers a simple way to present study participants with an interactive informed consent process, which helps explain the study's purpose, how data will be used and the app's privacy policy.” The Michael J Fox Foundation, USA | http://bit.ly/1UOujGy


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

Parkinson's Central

Parkinson's Central
developed by National Parkinson Foundation (NPF), USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

Provides information about Parkinson's disease, treatments, and living with the condition.

“Parkinson’s Central is a simple, yet powerful, tool that we believe will positively impact the health of people with Parkinson’s, wherever they live.” National Parkinson Foundation (NPF), USA | http://bit.ly/1IXyXg5


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Patient.co.uk

Patient.co.uk
developed by Egton Medical Information Systems Ltd, UK


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

Contains 900-plus patient-information leaflets about health and specific medical conditions.

"Best feature of this app is that it allows users to locate their nearest healthcare services, including emergency clinics, hospitals, GP surgeries, dentists and pharmacists (England only)." Children Living with Inherited Metabolic Diseases (CLIMB), UK | PatientView survey 2012-2013


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Patientensicherheit

Patientensicherheit
developed by teamworx media management gmbH


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

German

Cost: Free
Information about many aspects of patient safety.
Recommended by ANetPAS – Austrian Network for Patient Safety, consortia of health professionals and patients, which also contributed to the development of the app. | http://bit.ly/1quwUdo


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Pauseboogie fra Gigtforeningen [Pause Boogie from the Rheumatism Association]

Demonstrates how to perform a series of exercises intended to ease and prevent pain and discomfort in muscles and joints.

“ ‘Pauseboogie’ is a fun and easy way to get more exercise into your daily programme. It is a set of simple, but effective, exercises for each of the typical areas where people often have pain. The app can be personalised, so that everyone can put together their own unique ‘Pauseboogie’.” Gigtforeningen [Rheumatism Association], Denmark | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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PD Life

PD Life
developed by Mat Ryer, UK


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English

Cost: Free

Aims to give people with Parkinson’s disease (and their carers) real-time management of the condition.

Recommended by the developer, the Parkinson Association of the Rockies (PAR), USA . Also recommended by more than 40 other US Parkinson’s groups on Facebook-among them, the American Parkinson Disease Association, Washington Chapter, and the Parkinson Center of Oregon (PCO). PAR states on Facebook about this app. "PD Life is the first app assisting Parkinson's patients and caregivers with real-time management of the disease." Parkinson Association of the Rockies (PAR), USA | http://on.fb.me/oYSbrL


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PD Me Tools

PD Me Tools
developed by Belles Farm LLC


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free
App helping people with Parkinson’s Disease to monitor changes in their symptoms and effects of medication.
“You can set your own personal baseline or use standardised scores so the app can tell you how you are doing on the different tasks that it has to offer. These include tests to monitor your memory, balance, reaction and time perception.

You can view your history and trends…The history shows how you did on different tests and the trends show your baseline, performance, PD symptoms, fatigue and medication over time… enabling you to continually monitor your performance with respect to when you took medication for example. There is also a ‘diary only’ option which allows you to simply look at your PD symptoms, fatigue and medication over time.”

Leah Mursaleen, Parkinson’s Movement, a patient group aiming to connect patient experience with scientific expertise | http://parkinsonsmovement.com/devices-and-apps/dont-worry-be-appy/


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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


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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


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Personality Profile Quizzes

Personality Profile Quizzes
developed by TokiiLab-Wearable Therapy


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

English

Cost: Free
Personal development tool.
“Empowers people to take control of their lives and emotional mental health as a first-line treatment approach. Fun, interesting, and easy to incorporate into everyday, busy life. Low expense for result. Drawbacks: cutting-edge in terms of structure/platform, but may take time to ‘catch on’ as a viable alternative to expensive treatment/therapy, as well as to pharmacology.” Master of social work (mental health problems), USA | PatientView survey, May 2014


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Phaware365

Phaware365
developed by Pixo Group for phaware


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsInformation

English

Cost: Free
Global social media to raise awareness of pulmonary hypertension (PH)
“It doesn't matter if you live in Burbank or Buenos Aires, Barcelona or Beijing, now you can participate in awareness activations…” “Thanks to…the power of social media…phaware can now better reach out to patients, to the general public, to medical professionals and industry decision makers.”
“Each time you share your selfie on your social media, you raise awareness to your inner circle. Each time you share it to the phaware365 app, you raise awareness globally. Each and every share helps bring PH from rare to everywhere.”
phaware Co-Founder and President, Steve Van Wormer, whose son has paediatric pulmonary hypertension. | http://bit.ly/2larE0n


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Pill Reminder Pro (Push Notification)

Pill Reminder Pro (Push Notification)
developed by Winkpass Creations Inc, USA


Reminders

English

Cost: £0.63 [approximately €0.85, $0.99]

Reminder to take medications on time.

“Reminds you with PUSH alerts of when to take your pills. Tracks each of your medications by name, dosage and frequency to take. One point to remember when entering the dates and times taken for each pill, when you enter a time and dosage, remember to save each time your enter, otherwise it won’t remember. As it uses PUSH technology, you need to be in a WiFi reception area to receive the notifications, though. Pity it isn’t a stand-alone app, as if it were, then little or no WiFi reception wouldn’t matter.” Disabled Folk Cornwall, UK | [Website non-functional at time of this entry]


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Pillbox

Pillbox
developed by Community Health Network e-Business team, USA


Reminders

English

Cost: Free

Reminder to take medications on time.

Recommended on Be The Match forum, National Marrow Donor Program, USA Be The Match forum, National Marrow Donor Program, USA | http://bit.ly/SUbKzC


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Pillboxie

Pillboxie
developed by Jared Sinclair, USA


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English / French / Greek / Italian / Spanish

Cost: £0.79 [approximately €1.11, $1.24]

Reminder to take medications on time.

“I have used two free apps to remind me to take my meds. I started out with ‘Pillboxie’, which has a beautiful interface, and can handle all types of meds, including injection, oral liquids, and a myriad of pill shapes and colors. You drop the pills into a virtual pill box at the appointed time. This was great, and really helped me when I was on a twice-a-day medicine, and a once-a-day medicine. I now take two drugs once daily with food, which makes it so much easier: I just take my meds at lunch time. I still use an app to remind me, though.” Blogger on POZ Blogs, USA | Source is no longer available


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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


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Platemate

Platemate
developed by Geert Egghe, Sweetbee bvba


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

Dutch / English / French / Russian

Cost: Free
Tool for visualising the carbohydrate and calorie content of meals.
"Here’s one app that caught our eye: the Sweetbee Platemate, from Belgium. The screen features empty dinner and salad plates, and a glass. You drag pictures of food items and beverages on to the plates and glass. You can resize food and drink items to fit your weight-management goals. Once you create your virtual meal, the app totals the calories, carbohydrates and more. This free app seems like it would be useful for anybody interested in weight management." Divabetic (online community for women with diabetes), USA | http://bit.ly/1a6Y274


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Play to Cure: Genes in Space

Play to Cure: Genes in Space
developed by Guerilla Tea Games


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Space-themed game designed to help cancer researchers analyse data on breast cancer.
"The world’s first mobile phone that allows players to analyse real genetic data from cancer cells. Called 'Play To Cure: Genes in Space', we’ve developed the game to help our scientists get to grips with a major challenge facing researchers today – too much data, and not enough time to analyse it. We wanted to do something that we thought would help us to speed up our research. What we found is the analysis of data needs to be done by humans and the only way of really speeding that up is by getting more humans looking at that data. We believe that by doing a mobile phone game we can create something which enables people of all ages all around the world to look at that data. Every level that you play, every couple of minutes, you will be helping to accelerate our research and help us to beat cancer sooner. Professor Carlos Caldas from our Cambridge Research Institute, whose lab have provided the data for the gamers to analyse, explains in more detail: "We’re generating massive amounts of data: in this particular project we profiled tumours from 2,000 different breast cancer patients, and for each of those tumours we obtain over 2,000,000 data points. To analyse that data using human input it would take thousands of hours. So instead what we did is we analysed the data using computers. And you might think that computers are absolutely precise – they’re very good but they’re not 100% precise. The human eye is very good at recognising patterns, and at recognising changes in patterns. So what we hope is that by having people play the game, what they’re doing is using the data that we used to generate the new breast cancer classifications, that they will refine the precision of the calls and therefore refine the identification of new breast cancer genes. So they have the element of the game that is just playing a game. But to play the game - in order to enable the starship - they have to collect this 'substance alpha'. And when they go and collect substance alpha, without knowing what they’re doing, what they’re really doing is analysing the data. By calling where there are gains and losses - so the peaks and the troughs in the data - they are effectively helping us find and map the faulty genes. That information is collected through the computer from each of these players. Many players will look at the same data and we will be calling data from the same tumour, so we hope that by the crowd-sourcing that we will refine the precision of the calls. By navigating through the data, effectively displayed to them as this cosmic dust, what they’re doing is really routing and tracing precisely where there are flat copy numbers - where there are gains, and where there are losses – and they are also identifying where the breaks occur; where from one level you have a gain and then it has a loss and those co-ordinates are registered when they put a dot in their computer. Without realising, they’re giving us the co-ordinates where they think the breaks are occurring." " Cancer Research UK | http://bit.ly/1kkvgpg


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Plume Air Report

Plume Air Report
developed by Plume Labs SAS


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

Chinese / English / French / Spanish

Cost: Free
Tracks pollution levels of cities and how these levels might evolve in the next hours. Tracks 200 cities worldwide.
On May 13, the start-up launched the Plume Air Report, a mobile application, free, to follow hour-by-hour the background pollution level in sixty cities. The application includes a tracker for Paris, where it has attracted more than more than 10 000 users. Fondation du Souffle | http://bit.ly/2bQbtyz


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Pollen-News

Pollen-News
developed by Getunik


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

French / German / Italian

Cost: Free
Forecasts pollen levels across Switzerland in the region of Switzerland selected by a user.
“Hay-fever sufferers, or people allergic to pollen, may at any time get forecasts and information about pollen levels throughout Switzerland and at the user’s location. Besides, the app contains lots of information and tips for allergy sufferers.” aha! Allergiezentrum Schweiz, Switzerland | PatientView survey, December 2013


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Pollenvarsel

Pollenvarsel
developed by i.Tight ii. Divensis Design, Norway


Trackers

Norwegian

Cost: Free

Daily-updated summary of pollen levels and dispersal in Norway.

“Norges Astma- og Allergiforbund (NAAF) provides the daily pollen notification for Norway. NAAF has established 12 traps around the country, and six pollen types of alerts every day, from February to mid August. Get pollen info right to your phone. New for ‘Pollenvarsel’ in 2012 is news reports, and so-called PUSH notifications, which allow you to choose to be notified of heavy and extreme variability of the different pollen types in your area. ‘Pollenvarsel’ costs less than a chocolate.” Norges Astma- og Allergiforbund (NAAF) [Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association], Norway | http://bit.ly/xFU2nr


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Propeller Health

Propeller Health
developed by Noble Applications


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English / Spanish

Cost: Free
When used with a matching bluetooth inhaler sensor, records usage of reliever inhaler by people living with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In 2015 the app obtained U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance to market its Propeller platform in association with medications using GlaxoSmithKline's Diskus® dry powder inhaler (DPI) device for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and Boehringer Ingelheim's Respimat® inhaler for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Using a special GPS-enabled device that attaches to an inhaler, Propeller Health (formerly called Asthmapolis) automatically records the time and location when asthma patients use their inhalers. This data is transmitted to the patient’s doctor, while collective data is available to asthma researchers and public-health agencies. It maps and tracks asthma symptoms, triggers, and the use of rescue and controller medications and other important events from any phone. You can also receive text message reminders when you forget to use controller medication, and review streamlined versions of your asthma map and charts on the phone.” Carcinoid Cancer Foundation (CCF), USA | http://bit.ly/1gTTw0L


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Qcard

Qcard
developed by iDeaWORKS, Mohawk College, Canada


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free 30 day trial, thereafter £1.92 per month [approximately €2.75, $2.99]

Tool that helps people remember, and manage and organise their lives.

“We highlighted the story of the person who developed the ‘Qcard’ app in the 2012 issue of ‘OBIA Review’ [http://bit.ly/OSX2Gf], which is our quarterly magazine. Designed by a survivor of acquired brain injury (ABI) for ABI survivors, ‘Qcard’ assists people who aren’t organised to become organised, and helps those who forget to remember. This life-management app is the ultimate in memory and organisation. Please note that the app does take some cognitive skills to use. It has just been released.” Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA), Canada | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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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


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Rally Round - organise jobs and helpers

Rally Round - organise jobs and helpers
developed by Health2Works Ltd, UK


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

English

Cost: Free

Allows carers, family and friends to form a network, keeping in touch to arrange the care of a person or patient who needs help. Already available to 7 million people in the UK.

"Neurosupport, in partnership with the Walton Centre and the 5 Boroughs Partnership are promoting Rally Round to improve the support of carers of people with dementia. "Rally Round is an online support network designed to make it easy for you to organise help so that someone close to you can stay independent longer. It's freesafe and private. Neurosupport's Information Officer, Kathyrn Topping, is able to offer help and advice to individuals and groups who would like to start using Rally Round. She can offer one-to-one help in setting up an account and is also available to give talks and demonstrations of the website to groups. Please get in touch to arrange a visit or for more information. Rally Round can be used to support people in a wide variety of situations, over a short or long-term, including those with, or caring for, people with Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Dementia, Mental Health conditions, Cancer, Stroke rehabilitation, recuperation after illness etc"

Neurosupport,UK | http://bit.ly/1gpbSYK


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RCP Asfixia [CPR Choking in English-language version]

RCP Asfixia [CPR Choking in English-language version]
developed by Stone Meadow Development LLC, USA


Information

English / Spanish

Cost: Free

Provides information on how to carry out cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), with a particular emphasis on aiding victims of choking.

“Thought I would share this, as I can’t recommend this app enough. Very simple, short videos show you exactly what to do in an emergency. They have options for adult, child and infant in a choking/CPR situation. Hope no one ever needs it, but it is great for peace of mind.” Baby and Bump forum, UK | http://bit.ly/QERIcJ


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Recovery Record

Recovery Record
developed by Recovery Record, Inc


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

Danish / English

Cost: Free
Helps people with an eating disorder to achieve recovery.
“ ‘Recovery Record’ reminds me to log meals, and allows me to create a diary alongside it.” Person with a mental health issues, UK | PatientView survey, October 2014


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Refills App

Refills App
developed by Angry Pumpkin Software Inc, Canada


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English

Cost: £1.99 [approximately €2.55, $3.41]

Tracks the user’s remaining amounts of medications, displaying a countdown of the quantities left, and indicating how many days, weeks, or months, remain of each medication.

“Simple, but very effective, way for people to keep track of their blood-sugar reading. Great graphics. More than half of the patients with whom we are familiar use the app.” North Shore Prostate Support and Awareness (North Shore PSA), Canada | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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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

Restaurant Nutrition

Restaurant Nutrition
developed by Jon Carroll, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free, in app purchases are £2.52 each [approximately €3.93, $4.01]

Restaurant guide that allows the user to track restaurant meals eaten, and to view nutritional information on the 60,000-plus food items held in the menus of over 250 restaurants.

“I use the app, which is great when you’re eating out at fast-food places.” Blogger on Diabetes.co.uk | http://bit.ly/MH6n7G


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Reverse the Odds

Reverse the Odds
developed by Multiplatform team, Maverick TV; Chunk Digital; Zooniverse


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Game that utilises the principle of crowdsourcing to allow the users to help UK-based cancer researchers analyse cells.
“Create a magical world, save a race of adorable minions, and help our scientists analyse real cancer data—all through a puzzle game on your mobile. In ‘Reverse the Odds’, you help the ‘Odds—colourful creatures whose world is falling into decline. By completing mini puzzle games and upgrading their land, you can restore the Odds back to their lively selves. But it’s not just the Odds you’re helping. We’ve incorporated the analysis of real cancer data into the game. Our scientists have huge amounts of data, and it needs to be analysed by human beings—computers aren’t good enough at recognising the patterns required. By incorporating data analysis into Reverse the Odds, we can get thousands of players to help our scientists learn more about different cancers, including head and neck, lung, and bladder cancer. You’re analysing in the same way researchers do, but because there are a lot more of you, we can get through data much more quickly, freeing up more of our researchers’ valuable time, and unveiling clues about cancer sooner. Citizen science is all about getting as many people involved as possible, so don’t worry if you’re not always 100% sure about what cells you can see. Sometimes even researchers disagree. That’s why they have back-up mechanisms in place, and we do, too. Lots of other people will see the same pictures as you, and we have checks in place to spot wayward analysis. The images you’re seeing are magnified samples of real tumour tissue donated by former patients. By answering simple questions about this data, you’re helping our scientists to learn more about cancer, and more effectively prescribe the most appropriate treatment options for future patients.” Cancer Research UK | http://bit.ly/1DmQVpb


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RheumaBuddy

RheumaBuddy
developed by Daman


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

Danish / English

Cost: Free
By tracking RA symptoms day-to-day, RheumaBuddy is meant to help you discover patterns and then figure out what you can do to influence the disease in a more positive direction yoursel, and thereby gain a greater control of your RA.

"All young people with rheumatoid arthritis are now getting the tool we have longed for - a digital tool that can register the variations in the RA between visits at the rheumatologist. It is very important for young people with RA to have an overview and take control of the symptoms, and in combination with the buddy-feature, the app has a huge potential of becoming enormous beneficial not only for the individual patient but also contributing to a much better program of treatment. We are very proud of this project."

James Rickmann | FNUG


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RheumaTrack

RheumaTrack
developed by Nicole Derouaux of Mutterelbe Medical UG, Germany


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English / French / German / Spanish / Turkish

Cost: Free

Helps people with rheumatism monitor their condition.

Recommended by Dr. Peer Malte Aries, at the London 2011 European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Conference [Rheuma-Online] Dr. Peer Malte Aries, Rheumatologie, Klinische Immunologie, Hamburg, Germany/EULAR | http://bit.ly/16tjmR5


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RNIB Navigator

RNIB Navigator
developed by Sendero Group


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English / French / German / Hebrew / Spanish

Cost: Subscription (3 month or 1 year) ; In UK 30 days subscription £9.99, 1 year 64.99
App to help visually-impaired people to navigate step by step following voiced guidance.
“GPS has been available on the iPhone for some years now, however flipping between apps which provided separate components to the independent traveler's need for information was necessary…This is the first time that I feel I can use one app for all my GPS requirements when on the go.” Ibrahim, user of app, Peterborough UK | http://www.rnib.org.uk/rnib-navigator-–-app-month


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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


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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


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RxmindMe Prescription

RxmindMe Prescription
developed by Harold Smith III, USA


Reminders

English

Cost: Free

Prescription reminder that alerts the user to the need to take a prescription.

“I often forget to take my meds. And, other days, I can’t remember if I took them or not. So, here’s a great free app: ‘RxmindMe’.” Cushing’s Help and Support, USA | Source is no longer available


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Safe & Sound

Safe & Sound
developed by Tri-Tech Skills Center in Kennewick, Washington


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

English

Cost: Free
Addresses a way for teens to manage stress and feelings of depression.
The Safe&Sound app concept brings mental health awareness and resources for teens. Inspired by personal experiences and recent school shootings—including one in their home state—the team knew that the app could help teens express their feelings in a safe way and reach out for help when needed. Features for this app include daily stress management, information on stress, anxiety, depression, journaling, and resources. Safe&Sound will be a functioning, downloadable app by June 2015. Mental Health America, May 2015 | http://bit.ly/1G7akeh


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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.


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Self Help for iPad

Self Help for iPad
developed by Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, UK


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Series of self-help guides on common mental-health issues. Note despite the name the app is also available on the Android platform.
"Self-help guides from Mental Health North East's (MHNE) award-winning patient information centre. There are over 20 guides or directories, covering a range of mental-health issues (such as anxiety, depression and stress), and can be downloaded to your device. The directories also signpost users to useful (local) services. Each directory provides a brief description of local services, along with contact details. Three of the directories are aimed at carers, people experiencing mental health issues, and ethnic minorities." Mental Health North East (MHNE) | Source no longer available


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Seriously Good! Gluten Free Living

Seriously Good! Gluten Free Living
developed by Spots Consulting Ltd, UK


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: £4.99 [approximately €6.28, $8.40]

56 coeliac-friendly recipes for people with gluten intolerance (many of the recipes in several serving sizes).

“Shows you which products are safe to eat. Being able to get a list of products in categories that are safe is invaluable.” Coeliac UK, Beds and Mid Herts branch, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2011


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ShopWell - Diet and Food Scanner

ShopWell - Diet and Food Scanner
developed by YottaMark, Inc


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Food scanner that seeks to match healthy ingredients with an individual’s personal dietary requirements.
“ ‘Shop Well’ allows me to scan the universal product code (UPC) of some food items, and I can set up specific parameters for it to search by.” Person living with coeliac disease, USA | PatientView survey, August 2014


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ShoulderDoc

ShoulderDoc
developed by Ronnie Davies (AppDoc)


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringInformation

English

Cost: Free
Provides information on shoulder problems.
Provides information on shoulder problems.
"Like the app because it is a 'Patient app and patient-to-therapist app'.” Nominated by person living with breathing difficulties; UK | PatientView survey, July 2014


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Skin Advocate

Skin Advocate
developed by Society for Investigative Dermatology


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English - American

Cost: Free
App that helps patients find the most appropriate patient advocacy organisation for their skin condition.
“This is my favorite app in dermatology. It is a one-stop directory of dermatology organizations to help connect patients with the support they need. For example, people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis can access information for the National Psoriasis Foundation through this app and email the Foundation directly.” Lauren Eckert Ploch, M.D., MEd, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist and member of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), National Psoriasis Organization site (United States) | https://www.psoriasis.org/blog/best-apps-psoriatic-disease


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Skin S3D HD

Skin S3D HD
developed by Centro de Imagen y Tecnologia del Conocimiento Biomedico, s.l. (CITEC-B), Spain


Information

English / Spanish

Cost: £3.22 [approximately €4.55, $4.99]

Tool for viewing the skin in 3D.

"CITEC-B has developed a video-art technology that is detailing psoriasis." Susana, www.meedicina.com | http://bit.ly/1Pf7Az3


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Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock

Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock
developed by Maciek Drejak Labs AB, Sweden


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English

Cost: £0.79 [approximately €1.11, $1.24]

Biorhythm alarm clock.

“ ‘Sleep Cycle’ wakes you according to your sleep cycle, which it monitors throughout the night. It uses vibrations and sound to wake you from the lightest possible sleep. ” Canadian AIDS Society (CAS), Canada | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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Smart Foods - Organic Diet Buddy

Smart Foods - Organic Diet Buddy
developed by Saagara LLC


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Allows the user to learn which foods are the most laden with pesticide residue.
“Organic Diet Buddy. Useful for information (although not health specific).” Person with a learning disability, USA | PatientView survey, August 2014


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Smoke Free - Quit smoking now and stop for good

Smoke Free - Quit smoking now and stop for good
developed by David Crane


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free
Encourages the user to give up smoking  through reminders -such as how much money they have saved through not smoking. If they wish users can also participate in research on how to help people quit smoking.

“The Smoke Free app is awesome. I just downloaded it couple of days ago, and it has been so helpful.” “I used this app as well, it was super helpful. The missions stop at 30 (or 31), but you continue to get badges, and it will keep asking you to write in the little diary they give you. It’s a really good way to stay focused on your goal, and all the little gifs they give you when you complete a task are pretty entertaining too.”

Both entries on the StopSmoking blog (or ‘subreddit’), Reddit social networking site, USA | http://bit.ly/1syvgqV


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Solve the Outbreak

Solve the Outbreak
developed by Digital Media Branch, Division of Public Affairs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Information

English

Cost: Free
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) game in which the user acts as a roving epidemiologist investigating outbreaks of infectious disease around the world.
“What makes this a good app? 1. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the original app to include new outbreak scenarios, and enable the player to post their scores on Facebook or Twitter. 2. It is a fun and engaging way, for those who may be interested in a career in science, to learn about disease outbreaks and the role of CDC disease detectives.” FoodRisc Resource Centre (European Commission Seventh Framework Programme), Ireland | http://bit.ly/1bYnqPn


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Sorted: The daily organiser

Sorted: The daily organiser
developed by Aurora Healthcare Communications


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free
Day-to-day organiser for people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or anyone wishing to be more organised.
“A new smartphone app to help people with ADHD plan their day was recently made available on iTunes. The app, which can be used on iPhones and iPads, was designed to assist people affected by ADHD. It was developed by Janssen, a pharmaceutical company, in consultation with Professor Amanda Kirby from the Dyscovery Centre, University of Wales, Newport, and is designed to provide assistance with day-to-day organisation. The app helps users to complete their tasks, and includes a function to motivate them to complete tasks. Users receive daily alerts, and task lists can also be linked to an email.” ADHD Aberdeen and Northeast Scotland, UK | http://bit.ly/1iADCWv


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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]


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Speed Anatomy Lite (Quiz)

Speed Anatomy Lite (Quiz)
developed by Benoit Essiambre, Canada


Information

English / French / German / Italian

Cost: Free, 'full' version: Android: £0.99 [approximately €1.43, $1.54] Apple: £0.79 [approximately €1.14, $1.23]

Game that shows images of parts of the human body, and is intended to test knowledge of anatomy.

“It is a game that makes people learn more about how their body looks inside, and where the parts are located in the body. Will be good for students, to learn the inner body parts, and the bone-names.” Patient group specialising in respiratory conditions, Denmark | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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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


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Stay Alive

Stay Alive
developed by Switchplane, UK


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Suicide prevention toolkit.
Features are: Suicide prevention tools- both designed for those who are worried about someone, and those with thoughts of suicide. Key features include: -Quick access to national crisis support helplines -A mini-safety plan that can be filled out by a person considering suicide -A LifeBox to which the user can upload photos from their phone reminding them of their reasons to stay alive -Strategies for staying safe from suicide -How to help a person thinking about suicide -Suicide myth-busting -Research-based reasons for living -Online support services and other helpful apps -Suicide bereavement resources. Drawbacks are: Only first stage funding, would like more features. Would like the app to be gamified, with progress bars when filling out sections to stay safe for now, reasons for liviing etc. We would like in next stage funding version to have the addition of music or videos to the LifeBox, would like GPS service, enabling the user to have access to local crisis services. But overall the app doesn't have weaknesses of such. Everything on the app serves as tool to seek and get help for thought of suicide and to maintain positive well-being. Grassroots Suicide Prevention | http://bit.ly/1gElfDT ; PatientView form 2015


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Stop Panic & Anxiety Self-Help

Stop Panic & Anxiety Self-Help
developed by Excel At Life, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

Intended for people whose panic attacks are due to panic disorder (not suitable for other forms of anxiety).

“Advantages: reduces stress, anxiety, and panic attacks. Disadvantages? None, really. ” Patient group specialising in mental health problems, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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Stress Tips

Stress Tips
developed by Encore, UK


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Android: £0.69 [approximately €0.97, $1.09], Apple: £0.79 [approximately €1.11, $1.24], Blackberry: £0.75 [approximately €1.06, $1.18]

Provides people with more than 40 audio ‘tips’ from fellow anxiety sufferers on how to manage anxiety and stress.

Recommended by the developer, Anxiety UK Anxiety UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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Stressheads

Stressheads
developed by The Mix, UK charity providing confidential support for young people under 25 (YouthNet) Neon Tribe


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringInformation

English

Cost: Free
App aimed at 16-25 years olds to help them manage stress, and identify what triggers it.
“A clever new mobile app to help 16-25 year olds to cope with stress – launched by digital charity, YouthNet”
Health and Wellbeing in Schools Hub, West Berkshire Council
Health and Wellbeing in Schools Hub, West Berkshire Council | http://info.westberks.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=39455&p=0


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SUAS - Supporting and Understanding Ankylosing Spondylitis

SUAS - Supporting and Understanding Ankylosing Spondylitis
developed by Publicis D Healthcare


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free
Provides information about ankylosing spondylitis (AS), and helps a person track progress in coping with the condition.
“Using the SUAS (Supporting and Understanding Ankylosing Spondylitis) app, you can now access reliable and comprehensive information about ankylosing spondylitis (AS) on your smartphone. This application, developed by the Ankylosing Spondylitis Association of Ireland (ASAI) in partnership with Waterford Regional Hospital Rheumatology Unit, allows people living with AS to: learn more about AS treatment and management; access useful support resources and information; find out more about managing the condition in the workplace; track and graph your progress over time using a functionality index. A key feature of the app is a suite of guided exercise videos compiled by the rheumatology unit at Waterford Regional Hospital.” Ankylosing Spondylitis Association of Ireland (ASAI), Ireland | http://bit.ly/1wTXWtC


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Súlypont

Súlypont
developed by Pharmapromo Kft


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

Hungarian

Cost: Free
Weight and body-mass index (BMI) tracker.
“The Súlypont app, which has very impressive graphics, provides an opportunity to daily record weight and BMI. Weight monitoring, according to the latest research, is particularly important; people who weigh themselves regularly, measure and monitor weight changes, are less at risk of obesity. A trend line on a graph shows clearly the longer-term evolution of your weight. It is possible that daily weight data would be disappointing, but looking at the overall trend unmistakably shows the actual weight change. The app’s BMI calculations also trace how this data changes over the longer term.” WEBBeteg—patient site, Hungary | http://bit.ly/1asoPrw


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SunSmart

SunSmart
developed by Boosted Human, Australia


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free

Sun protection tool.

"Set up a sun-protection alert and receive daily reminders of the times of day sun protection is required. Select to receive the alert at the time of your choice, or at the exact time the UV is forecast to reach a level that can damage your skin and eyes. Use the sunscreen calculator to find out how much sunscreen you need to apply, taking account of your size and clothing. 7-day weather forecast: check the weather for the week ahead. Vitamin-D tracker: find out if you are getting enough UV exposure for vitamin D." Cancer Council Australia | PatientView survey 2012-2013


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Sussex Air

Sussex Air
developed by Environmental Research Group (ERG), School of Biomedical Sciences, King's College London, UK


Trackers

English

Cost: Free

Up-to-date details on pollution levels across the county of Sussex, England.

“The ‘Sussex Air’ app displays the latest air pollution levels recorded within the Sussex Air Quality Partnership (SAQP) network. New features such as ‘Maps’, ‘My Sites’ and Push notifications keep you up to date with Sussex’s air quality where you are.” Sussex Air Quality Partnership (SAQP), UK | http://bit.ly/aZmAhn


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T2 Mood Tracker

T2 Mood Tracker
developed by National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2), USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English

Cost: Free

Allows people with anxiety, brain injury, depression, post-traumatic stress, or stress to monitor their moods and their general well-being.

“It helps me track my moods—which is useful, because often, over time, it is difficult for me to know where my mood has gone, and to be aware of developing changes in mood and feeling. This app is helpful for me, and the professionals I speak to. It can be good to use for cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and things like that.” HUG Action for Mental Health, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2011


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The eAcademy for Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff Disease

The eAcademy for Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff Disease
developed by Cure and Action for Tay-Sachs (CATS) Foundation UK


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English / French / Portuguese / Spanish

Cost: Free
App sharing parent and carer experience of caring for children with Tay-Sachs or Sandhoff disease.
“We hope that this app changes the way in which families affected by Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff disease are able to access information to help in their role as a carer.”

“These are incredibly rare diseases with fewer than ten children born with Tay-Sachs or Sandhoff in the UK each year. Families can feel extremely isolated and we hope that an app that people can use wherever they are will make a real difference to the community and become a key tool for carers in the UK and abroad.”

The app has been designed to work on various mobile device platforms and contains interviews with families affected by Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff disease about the role of being a carer. There has also been input by the healthcare professionals who support people affected by these rare diseases.”
Daniel Lewi, co-founder CATS Foundation UK, and father of a girl diagnosed with Tay-Sachs. | http://www.cats-foundation.org/blogs/introducing-the-eacademy-for-tay-sachs-sandhoff-disease-app/


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Track3

Track3
developed by Coheso Inc, USA


TrackersInformation

English

Cost: Android: £3.75 [approximately €5.36, $5.83], Apple: £3.85 [approximately €5.51, $5.99]

Diabetes logbook for the recording and tracking of factors affecting blood-sugar levels. Nutritional information is also provided.

“I use ‘Track3’ and ‘Calorie King’ for carbohydrate counting. Both apps are very good. There are other apps, but these two apps have the most flexibility. The ‘Track 3’ app is the best, though, because it covers everything that is diabetes related.” Blogger on the Type-1 Support Forum of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), USA | http://bit.ly/T9ZJ6R


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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


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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


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TUP - Trouver Un Préservatif

TUP - Trouver Un Préservatif
developed by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsImproving communicationInformation

French

Cost: Free
App to help find retail outlets that sell condoms, as well as providing advice on usage.
“Application développée par MSD et l’Association HF Prévention permettant de se géolocaliser pour trouver le point de vente de préservatifs le plus proche de soi (Pharmacies, Tabac/Presse, Supermarchés). Des conseils sur le mode d’emploi du préservatif, que faire en cas de rupture du préservatif, où trouver les centres de dépistages les plus proches de soi sont également disponibles. Possibilité d’ajouter ou de retirer des points de vente de l’application. TUP est une application participative. Chaque utilisateur a la possibilité d’ajouter de nouveaux points de vente (notamment les distributeurs) ou d’en retirer. Après vérification, ces nouvelles données et ces mises à jour sont partagées avec toute la communauté utilisatrice de l’application.” [See English translation in review below] HF Prévention | PatientView Survey, 2014-2015


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U-Turn (Opiate Overdose Response)

U-Turn (Opiate Overdose Response)
developed by OKO Media [formerly Active Media (NI) Ltd], UK


Self-monitoringInformation

English

Cost: Free

App for anyone who wishes to help consumers of opiate drugs (such as codeine, fentanyl, heroin, methadone, or morphine), including their family, friends, social welfare workers, and the drug consumers themselves.

“The ‘U-Turn’ training app is an excellent naloxone training aid and resource. I’d highly recommend it.” Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF), UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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Ulster County SPEAK

Ulster County SPEAK
developed by The Mac Works, Inc


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Suicide awareness and prevention app.
"A new smartphone app that helps users identify the warning signs of suicide, and gives them options to get help. This is yet another tool to raise awareness, and help prevent suicide." Mental Health Association (MHA) in Ulster County, USA | http://bit.ly/1ed7l9s


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uMotif

uMotif
developed by uMotif Limited, UK


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free
App for people with Parkinson's disease; medication reminder and tracker of symptoms and well-being.
“The uMotif technology is based on the concept of daily self-tracking, which leads to greater understanding and engagement with health and well-being. uMotif began as a simple sleep and well-being tracker, and has developed into software to support a range of health outcomes. The main uMotif tracking interface comprises a number of segments, each of which represents an aspect of daily life. Each segment is scored subjectively each day, to give the user an idea of how they are doing in general. The process of self-tracking is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), proven to help people change their behaviour, and achieve their goals. The app is primarily based on the self-tracking motif interface. The app is designed from the perspective of the patient, but is also designed to support health professionals. If people choose, they can share their data with their neurologist, Parkinson’s nurse, GP or anyone else. Most of us know how we felt yesterday, but not how we were 3 weeks ago. Using the uMotif app to track on a daily basis can fill in the gaps, and improve treatments.” Cure Parkinson’s Trust/Parkinson’s Movement, UK | http://bit.ly/1HFyHgy


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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


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UV-Indeks

UV-Indeks
developed by Four developers: 1. Kræftens Bekæmpelse [Danish Cancer Society]; 2. TrygFonden [Tryg Foundation]; 3. Sundhedsstyrelsen [Danish Health and Medicines Authority]; 4. Miljøstyrelsen [Environmental Protection Agency]


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesTrackers

Danish / English

Cost: Free
Indicates the ultra-violet (UV) levels in Denmark and many other countries.
“The ‘Sun Campaign’, in collaboration with the Sundhedsstyrelsen [Danish Health and Medicines Authority] and the Miljøstyrelsen [Environmental Protection Agency] has developed a smartphone app called ‘UV index’. In the app, you can view the current UV index for 20,000 different locations at home and abroad, and you can get automatic reminders when today’s UV index in your favourite city is 3 or more. … Since the UV index can vary greatly from east to west, one can (as something new) check the UV index at a specific location. You can either choose your favourite location (such as a place where you live), or use the built-in GPS. You can also get advice and sunscreen guidance, and get automatic UV warnings when the UV index is high. … The new UV app works both in Denmark and abroad.” Kræftens Bekæmpelse [Danish Cancer Society] | http://bit.ly/1ss6Dvr


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Vacunas 3.0

Vacunas 3.0
developed by Everyware Technologies (spin-off of the University of Granada)


Information

English / German / Spanish

Cost: Free

Provides information on vaccines and vaccination.

"Offers information on infant-immunisation schedules (and recommendations), schedules for adults, travel vaccines, official vaccination centres. Currently underway is a programmable calendar, carrying data for each user (age, sex, previous immunisations, etc)." Representative of Hospital de Alta Resolucion El Toyo, Spain | PatientView survey 2012-2013


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Visual Anatomy Lite/Free

Visual Anatomy Lite/Free
developed by Education Mobile (Dr YingLiang Ma, CEO)


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Android: Free, Apple: Free, Windows: £2.99 [approximately €1.11, $1.56]
Anatomical learning and reference tool.
“Visual Anatomy. Given the complex nature of my cancers, it is important for me to understand the biology, and the interactions between biologic systems (for instance, gastro-intestinal versus gynaecologic, etc).” Person living with cancer, Canada | PatientView survey, August 2014


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Vlieg App [Fly App]

Vlieg App [Fly App]
developed by Togetar (formerly Zyrcadia BV, Netherlands)


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

Dutch

Cost: Android: £3.04 [approximately €4.75, $4.22], Apple: £2.84 [approximately €3.99, $4.43]

Aims to help the user overcome fear of flying.

“The Dutch ‘Fear of Flying’ app, ‘Vlieg App’, is, like the English-language version, based on a scientifically-proofed treatment method. The app is not a treatment, but it will help those who have a light-to-mild form of fear of flying.” VALK Foundation, Netherlands | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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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)

WhQuestions

WhQuestions
developed by Smarty Ears LLC, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: £7.99 [approximately €11.29, $12.39]

Game intended to help children ask "Why?", "When?", "Who?", "What?", "Where?", and "How?" (WH) questions.

"App designed to help children learn how to answer wh questions." Hands and Voices (H&V), USA | http://bit.ly/15jWo0J


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Workout Trainer

Workout Trainer
developed by Skimble Inc, USA


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsRemindersInformation

English / French / German / Italian / Spanish

Cost: Free

Exercise instructor and fitness-activity planner.

“This free app features workouts led by personal trainers. The exercises, which don’t require you to use any equipment, include step-by-step photos, videos, and audio. If you don’t need audio instructions, you can play your own music while you exercise. You can track your progress on your phone, or online.” Diabetes Forecast article in Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), USA | http://bit.ly/VMKZ2s


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

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)

Your Medicine 1-2-3 pro

Your Medicine 1-2-3 pro
developed by Sombrero Mobile


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English

Cost: £0.63 [approximately €0.89, $0.99]

Pill reminder with customisable features

“I use an app called 'Your Medicine 1-2-3 Pro' to track my medication dosage, timing, when I need to fill my prescriptions, and how often I'm using my PRNs (medicines that are taken as needed) ... my doctor asked me to track that. It's simple, hugely customisable, and I don't find it annoying.”


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Person living with arthritis, USA | PatientView survey, September 2014


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

Zombies, Run!

Zombies, Run!
developed by Six to Start, UK


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Apple: Free, Windows: £1.49 [approximately €2.10, $1.56]

Audio-based exercise app intended to provide motivation to run/jog.

“I just downloaded the ‘Zombies, Run!’ app for my phone. It may have been the best decision I ever made. I was apprehensive at first, because it was $7.99 Person with diabetes, blogging on social networking site Tumblr, USA | http://bit.ly/WHih2D


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