There are 354 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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ABS Erste Hilfe

ABS Erste Hilfe
developed by Arbeiter Samariter Bund Österreichs


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

German

Cost: Free

Austrian first responder and first aid app.

“The Free App (for Android and iOS) of Arbeiter Samariter Bund Österreichs helps with first aid. In an emergency, instructions can be found, which guide the first responder step by step with images and text.

From protection at an accident site, to how to resuscitate after a cardiac arrest, the app provides vital tips. 

National and international emergency numbers can be dialed with the push of a button. Now you can also display the location of the nearest defibrillator on a map. 

The app can be downloaded for free from the iTunes or Google Play store and is optimized for smartphones and tablets. 

Of course, the app does not replace a first aid course, but it can provide the security in an emergency to help quickly and without hesitation.”

Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Österreichs, the Austrian first responder and first aid not for profit organisation which developed and launched the app. | http://bit.ly/2AzXZ63


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Adrenal app

Adrenal app
developed by Dutch Adrenal Society [NVACP], with Bijniernet/AdrenalNET, a network of healthcare practitioners, informal carers and patients.


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

Danish / Dutch / English / French / German / Norwegian / Russian / Spanish / Swedish / Turkish

Cost: Free

App to help people with adrenal insufficiency manage their condition and get appropriate treatment in emergencies

“The Adrenal APP helps the patient ensure that crucial medical information is available at any time of the day or night, wherever the patient and his or her smartphone are together. 

The app helps to collect and access this crucial information.The app on a smartphone makes it possible to explain instantly that the patient has an adrenal disorder and that he is dependent on hydrocortisone. 

This means: “inject first, talk later”, and that is an essential instruction for the ambulance crew and for the staff in the emergency department. Importantly, they can verify this in the (Dutch) ambulance crew’s Protocol for Adrenal Insufficiency.”

Johan G Beun, Co-ordinator BijnierNET/AdrenalNET, a virtual network of patients, healthcare practitioners and informal carers, which developed the app | App information submission to myhealthapps.net


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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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ALS Naasten

ALS Naasten
developed by UMC Utrecht - Knowledge Center for Rehabilitation Medicine Utrecht/ALS Centrum Nederland for Stichting ALS Nederland


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

Dutch

Cost: Free

App designed for carers and families of people with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)/MND (Motor Neurone Disease).

“Family members of people with ALS become increasingly worried during the disease process and regularly become overloaded. 

ALS Center Netherlands developed an app to support relatives of people with ALS. Unique to this app is that it is information from 'peer to peer’; people who have experienced the same will share their knowledge and experience via video messages. 

The app 'ALS Naasten, tips & info' can be downloaded for free from the Google Play store and Apple app store.

The app also offers the option of self-monitoring.

In the app, the person caring can keep track of how he or she is doing on a daily basis using a score. If the carer regularly fills in how they feel, they will gain insight into the course of their mood and what influence it has. This gives more sense of control over the situation

A carer of an ALS patient can download the app on their own initiative from the app stores, but healthcare professionals, such as rehabilitation doctors and social workers, can also actively offer the app to loved ones at an early stage.”  

ALS-Centrum, which helped to develop the app for the patient group Stichting ALS Nederland | https://bit.ly/3bK07cJ


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

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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Alzheimer’s Disease Pocketcard

Alzheimer’s Disease Pocketcard
developed by Borm Bruckmeier Publishing


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

English

Cost: Free

App providing information on Alzheimer’s Disease, primarily for clinicians, but also including support for patients and carers.

“The free Alzheimer’s Association® Alzheimer's Disease Pocketcard app puts reliable information and assessment tools at your fingertips.

Find:

  • Clinical information on the diagnosis and management of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
  • Interactive assessment tools
  • Education packets that can be sent directly to patients and caregivers”
Alzheimer’s Association, USA, a voluntary health organisation in Alzheimer's care, support and research. | http://bit.ly/2rm1U1y


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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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Apps4carers

Apps4carers
developed by Singular Logic SA for appsforcarers


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

App library of apps and websites which support carers.

“Apps4carers app is a new mobile app dedicated to carers which includes a repository of selected apps and websites in partner countries, information and tutorials on their use
Apps for carers is your handy tool, easy to use, to navigate the selected resources from the following categories:

  • Contacts
  • Health
  • Technology
  • Well-being”
Apps4carers is a joint project run in Sweden, Italy, Greece, Portugal and Cyprus, between six partner organisations, including the Italian not for profit organisation for care advocacy, Anziani e Non Solo | http://bit.ly/2SzQliU


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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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Arthritis tracker

Arthritis tracker
developed by Versus Arthritis, UK patient group


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

English

Cost: Free

App that helps young people from 13 to 25 to track and manage their arthritis symptoms.

Video quotes from young people using the app:

“The app was co-designed by young people like us with arthritis to track how they are feeling over time.”

“And it helps make your hospital appointments a lot easier.”

“When I go to the doctor it comes in very handy because I can just show them the app. See how many OK days, days with pain, how many bad days, energy levels and mental health as well.”

“The app’s very easy to navigate. You rate the categories by using smiley faces rather than type or choosing a longer answer.”

“If I have any questions I can go to the info and tips section.”

Young people using the app in a video by the UK patient group which developed it, Versus Arthritis | https://bit.ly/2ZfPeuT


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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 buddy

Asthma buddy
developed by National Asthma Council, Australia


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

English

Cost: Free

Mobile website to help people self-manage their asthma

“Asthma Buddy has helped hundreds of Australians manage their asthma for many years. We hope this new useful tool can help you take control of your asthma and improve the quality of life for you and your family.”

As a leading organisation for asthma care, the National Asthma Council Australia promotes best-practice care to people with asthma and their families.

…“Asthma Buddy is a digital Asthma Action Plan that lives in your pocket,” said Siobhan Brophy, Chief Executive Officer, National Asthma Council Australia. 

“You can refer to it to know what daily asthma medication to take. It will also help you recognise if your asthma is getting worse and give you advice on what you should do in response.

…We designed Asthma Buddy with end users in mind,” We know mums always have a million things on the go, so we want to help them stay on top of their children’s asthma management.”

The launch of the Asthma Buddy mobile website is funded by GSK Australia. The National Asthma Council retained editorial control.

The National Asthma Council, the Australian charity which developed the app. | http://bit.ly/2zmNKEX


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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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Baby and child first aid

Baby and child first aid
developed by Red Cross UK


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

First aid app for children and babies

“This free app provides simple, easy-to-learn skills to help a baby or child in a first aid emergency.

It is packed with useful tips, animations, and video clips. You can test your knowledge using the app’s built-in first aid quizzes. There is also a handy device to record your child's medication needs and any allergies.

The information you need is all hosted on the app itself, meaning no internet connection is needed, making it fast and easy to access.” 

Red Cross UK, developer of the app | http://bit.ly/2KLCgeK


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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 Bleeds

Beat Bleeds
developed by Klick for Baxalta/Shire


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

English / French

Cost: Free
App to help people with haemophilia to set goals, track bleed rates and locations, and get treatment reminders.
By knowing the facts, setting goals, working with your HTC [Haemophilia Treatment Centre] and making good choices, you can minimize the impact of bleeds on your life…Get the Beat Bleeds smartphone app to track your bleeds, and monitor your progress toward reaching your ABR [Annual Bleed Rate] goal. Coalition for Hemophilia B, New York | http://bit.ly/2wIVk6H


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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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Becca

Becca
developed by Breast Cancer Now


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

App designed by a patient group helping people adapt to life after breast cancer treatment.

“I have found the BECCA app to be inspiring and full of helpful advice, packed with lots of useful information and suggestions. 

A must-have for anyone to help them move forward after breast cancer treatment.”

Betty Hart, cited on the charity’s website as a person who has experienced breast cancer and used the app. | http://bit.ly/2xSxs5D


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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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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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BookSmart

BookSmart
developed by World reader


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

Arabic / English / Hindi / Spanish

Cost: Free
App with free books including books on health and wellbeing for children.

“BookSmart for home allows parents and caregivers to access a library from their mobile phones so they can support their children’s learning after the school day or when physical schools are not in session. BookSmart starts with a free base collection – 75+ great local and international books suitable for young readers and their parents…
…These books support the learning and socio-emotional development of children ages 3 to 12 years. The collection includes books in Arabic, English, Hindi, and Spanish. Books can be read online or offline to save on data costs.”

Worldreader, the US-based not-for-profit organisation which developed the app | https://bit.ly/3dnscXL


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Bowel Cancer

Bowel Cancer
developed by Princeton Digital for Bowel Cancer Australia


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

English

Cost: Free

App for people at risk of or diagnosed with bowel cancer

“In the era of personalised medicines and oral chemotherapy taken at home, Bowel Cancer Australia is getting Aussies ready for the future of patient care with a new bowel cancer app…. 

The comprehensive bowel cancer app…provides easy access to accurate information about bowel cancer, its prevention, diagnosis and management. 

"Our bowel cancer app is responding to the changing needs of bowel cancer patients and their families or carers…For example, as more oral chemotherapies become available enabling people to receive treatment at home, we expect to see a shift away from written patient treatment diaries to online diaries that can then be emailed to the patient's specialist."

 

"We've also designed the app to be easily personalised.  It has the capability to store screening reminders, treatment and mood diary entries and even record notes from medical appointments."

UPDATE: Bowel Cancer App 2.0

“The updated Bowel Cancer App 2.0 retains the comprehensive bowel cancer content frequently accessed in the first version of the app including the ‘Need to Know’, ‘How to Test’ ‘Living With’ and ‘Need to Ask’ sections, but also offers users additional benefits previously unavailable.

A new ‘Motivate Me’ feature enables people to monitor their diet and lifestyle on a daily basis as one way to help reduce their bowel cancer risk. Users can also connect one-to-one through the App as part of Bowel Cancer Australia’s Peer-to-Peer support and buddy network, Australia’s only national bowel cancer support group for patients and loved ones. 

Other valuable features include screening tips and tools, a list of questions to ask throughout the patient journey, a customisable treatment and mood diary, recipes and a meal planner.

Consistently featuring in the top 100 medical apps in both the App Store and Android Store, the Bowel Cancer Australia App provides users with answers to questions about bowel cancer which many people feel uncomfortable asking and continues to make it easier for people to access relevant bowel cancer information.”

Bowel Cancer Australia, the patient charity which developed and updated the app. | http://bit.ly/2QgTtDW


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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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Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame

Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame
developed by Sesame Workshop, the US-based non-profit educational organisation


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English / Spanish

Cost: Free

App for parents with children under five to help them deal calmly with problems and frustration. 

“For some kids, managing everyday feelings can be a big challenge.  Apps like ‘Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame’ can model more productive ways to deal with emotions.
The app shows kids a familiar face from Sesame St having trouble with something such as tying their shoes or going to bed. The app helps kids realise that everyone has moments like this in their lives.
And it also shows them how to use calming exercises like breathing deeply along with a monster friend. That can help kids manage their frustration.”

Jeff Haynes, not-for-profit organisations Common sense media and Understood.org |


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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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Calm Harm

Calm Harm
developed by Stem 4, UK youth mental health charity


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

English

Cost: Free

App aimed at teenagers to help resist or manage the urge to self-harm. 

“The Calm Harm app powered by Stem4 helps young people resist or manage the urge to self-harm. Developed by Dr Nihara Krause, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, together with ideas from young people, Calm Harm uses strategies from Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to help users learn to identify and manage their ‘emotional mind’, teaching impulse control, emotional regulation and tracking underlying triggers to harmful urges…

…We worked co-collaboratively with young people to develop Calm Harm. The co-collaborative workshops with young people explored desired outputs, user journeys, visual concepts, security/privacy, user experience, and tone of voice…

…Calm Harm is recommended for the ages of 13 years and above. If a younger child would like to use it, it is recommended that this is done under the guidance of a responsible adult.

 …Calm Harm educates using strategies from evidence-based Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT). DBT has been shown to be an effective treatment for some groups of patients who self-harm…

…Please note that Calm Harm is not a substitute for assessment and intervention by a mental health professional. It is recommended a GP should be consulted in the first instance.”

Stem4, the UK youth mental health charity which developed the app with young people | http://bit.ly/2Z6kU3I


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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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Cancergraph

Cancergraph
developed by www.kogimobile.com


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

Chinese / English / Italian / Spanish

Cost: Free
An app to help people with cancer to track symptoms and side effects over days, months and years.
“A new app called Cancergraph is available, which can track all of your treatment symptoms and side effects when going through cancer. When dealing with treatment, there can be many taxing symptoms and side effects, and keeping track of them all for future discussions with your doctor, albeit important, can be quite difficult. It’s crucial to have an accurate record for your doctor, as this can affect your treatment options. This new, free app, created by Malecare, allows you to keep record of it all. 
With the app, you can select 5 symptoms from a list of over 200. When a symptom is selected, you then rate it on a 5-point scale. All data is placed into a color-coded graph so you have it to show your healthcare professional at your next appointment. If you need to add more than five symptoms, you can use the journal feature to write anything you deem necessary to remember and share. You can add 5 symptoms each time you open the app, and the app can hold years of side effect records. You may also attach any photos related to the data you input. You can also record when you have good days with no symptoms, since this information is important as well. The app can send updates of clinical trials, and lets you opt to share your information for research purposes, withholding your identity.” 
Prostate Cancer Research Institute, a US-based charity which aims to improve the quality of prostate cancer patients and caregivers lives by supporting research and disseminating information that educates and empowers patients, families, and the medical community. | http://bit.ly/2yxhd9z


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CANrecall

CANrecall
developed by Rare Cancers Australia


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringInformation

English

Cost: Free

App that helps people with cancer to prepare for consultations, and record answers given. 

“Patients diagnosed with cancer are confronted with vast quantities of life-changing information at a time of great stress. They are also under pressure to communicate details of their condition and treatment to many family and friends.

 

This can be a harrowing experience and the frustration of not recalling or clearly understanding a clinician’s words during a consultation can add to patient stress and anxiety. Similarly, trying to explain the diagnosis, treatment or likely outcomes to family is difficult.

By providing a structured mechanism with which to communicate questions and to record answers, the CANrecall App uses contemporary technology to assist patients at this time of great need. It will also be particularly beneficial to semi-literate or foreign language patients as it will allow them to seek medical attention and then receive later assistance from family or social workers to better understand their diagnosis and any proposed treatment therapies. 

Patients today meet with their clinicians in a manner that is virtually unchanged in the past 100 years. This despite all the growth in technology and our understanding of patients’ psychological needs. Using both technology and professionally developed Question Prompt Lists the app will significantly improve the doctor/patient interaction and the resultant patient experience.”

Race Cancers Australia, the charity which developed the app. | http://bit.ly/2LFxO47


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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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Carcinoid NETs Health storylines

Carcinoid NETs Health storylines
developed by Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, using the Health Storyline platform from Self Care Catalysts


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free

Tools to help patients manage carcinoid and related neuroendocrine tumours (NETs)

“Living with Neuroendocrine Tumours (NETs) and Carcinoid Syndrome is not easy but two new features on the Carcinoid NETs Health Storylines App aim to make it a little easier…

… Zebra Tales presents real stories about real life experiences by people who may be just like you…You can read their stories online…or in the app

…NET Nutrition is a new nutrition tool made specifically for those living with NETs and/or Carcinoid Syndrome. Determining which nutrients are right for you while living with NETs can sometimes be challenging…

…Check in regularly for new articles that will help you manage typical diet-related symptoms and offer insights on conversations to have with your healthcare team.”

The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, the not for profit organisation for patient advocacy and support | http://bit.ly/2NhvGCx


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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/


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

CF Hero

CF Hero
developed by Klub nemocných cystickou fibrózou


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

Czech

Cost: Free
App aimed at Czech teenagers with Cystic Fibrosis to help them manage their condition.

“Being a CF teenager: 

Young patients with CF often do not have enough information about their illness and how to effectively fight it. Growing up as a teenager is not an easy process by itself. For cystic fibrosis youngsters, there are even more challenges to tackle. This age of defiance takes its toll and usually brings decreasing therapy adherence.

Building good habits and improving adherence: 

Smartphones are more and more used in healthcare and self-management. The idea is to utilize the enormous potential for the target group which uses the smartphone extensively at every occasion. CF Hero focuses on building a long-term habit of daily exercises (inhalation and airway clearance). The mobile application enables good use of the playful design and psychological triggers to persuade teenagers to adhere to therapy willingly and so that they know why they should stick to it. It also helps to sideline the parents a bit as they very often play the role of a “watchdog” (as kids say) and transfer maximum responsibility onto the child.

 …By using gamification, CF Hero improves the commitment of young patients to treatment. Inhalation is a “game” for which virtual coins (little oxygens) are earned if the user sticks to the plan.

…The app collects data about inhalation therapy and physiotherapy (device, medicines and its doses, frequency) that can be further shared with healthcare practitioner who often doesn’t have regular feedback from the patient.

 …With earned virtual oxygen coins and fulfilled inhalation plan, the user can enter interesting and funny comics stories that show real-life or fictional situations linked to CF. The reward-like mechanism of achieving these stories aims to build long-term habits but also educate the user about different aspects of CF life in an entertaining way.”

Klub nemocných cystickou fibrózou, the patient group which developed the app | https://bit.ly/2UaS15Y


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Child bereavement app

Child bereavement app
developed by Child Bereavement UK


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

English

Cost: Free

App aimed at 11-25 year olds who have been bereaved.

The app has been created by a group of bereaved young people working directly with Child Bereavement UK.

It has been developed for 11-25 year olds who have been bereaved of someone important to them. It can also be used by friends, teachers, parents and professionals who would like to know how to support bereaved young people.

The app has information about:

  • bereavement
  • grief
  • feelings
  • how others can help.

The app aims to help bereaved young people feel less alone and to inspire others on how to support them.

Child Bereavement UK, the charity which developed the app. | http://bit.ly/2ONrDeg


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

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


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

Clear fear

Clear fear
developed by Stem 4, UK youth mental health charity


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

English

Cost: Free

App which provides a range of ways to help young people manage anxiety.

“Clear Fear is an app developed for the teenage mental health charity Stem4, by Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and uses the evidence-based treatment CBT to focus on learning to reduce the physical responses to threat by learning to breathe, relax and be mindful as well as changing thoughts and behaviours and releasing emotions.

You can personalise the app if you so wish and you will be able to track your progress and notice change.

Please note the app is an aid in treatment but does not replace it…

…The fear of threat, or anxiety, is like a strong gust of wind. It drags you in and makes you want to fight it or run away. 

Instead, face your fear with the free Clear Fear app and learn to reduce the physical responses to threat as well as changing thoughts and behaviours and releasing emotions. 

Anxiety is a natural response to fear, threat and apprehension. However, when anxiety is extreme or goes on for a long time, or the response to a threat is disproportionately large and affects a person negatively, it may become an anxiety disorder. 

Anxiety disorders are the most common form of emotional disorder and respond very well to a form of treatment called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT.”

Stem4, the UK youth mental health charity which developed the app with young people | http://bit.ly/2GkVisE


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

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


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

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/


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

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


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

Coeliac UK – Gluten-free on the move

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


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Come back strong

Come back strong
developed by US National Stroke Association with The State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center, City University of New York (CUNY), and The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health.


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

English

Cost: Free

App designed for people who have had strokes, providing practical support and information.

“With support from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), this customizable mobile app has been developed for stroke survivors specifically based on their feedback and needs.

The app provides the stroke survivor or their caregiver with the ability to:

  • create a detailed listing of all medications and set reminders for when to take them
  • add important contact information including who to contact in an emergency and your physicians
  • understand common medical terms relevant to stroke
  • learn more about modifiable and non-modifiable stroke risk factors
  • find helpful information about the physical, emotional, and cognitive conditions of stroke
  • improve their rehabilitation through video instruction
  • find a support group
  • special sections for “Am I having a stroke?” and “Send help message with my location”.

The app was developed through a collaboration with National Stroke Association, The State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center, City University of New York (CUNY), and The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health.”

The US National Stroke Association, the not-for-profit organisation that helped to develop the app. | http://bit.ly/2QslTLl


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

Comjuntos

Comjuntos
developed by AucaDigital with support from FEDER: Federacion Espanola de Enfermedades Raras (Spanish Federation of Rare Disease Patient Groups)


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

Spanish

Cost: Free

App to helps families of children with rare diseases to communicate with health professionals.

“OMJUNTOS is an app that helps families who have a child with a rare disease to deal the main communication situations with health professionals. 

The common thread is 7 challenges that invite families to overcome some of these situations, such as the day they are notified of the diagnosis, when they have a medical visit, they are given a medical report, or they must perform a medical test. 

Each challenge includes a video with real testimonies from affected families and health professionals. Text explains the situation and anticipates any doubts that may arise, and includes a basic dictionary of medical terms, and information on tips, resources and links…

… The app COMJUNTOS has involved linguists, psychologists and physicians of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, of the Open University of Catalonia and the Area of ​​Clinical and Molecular Genetics and the Unit of rare diseases of the Hospital Vall d'Hebron, besides having the collaboration of our families.”

FEDER: Federacion Espanola de Enfermedades Raras (Spanish Federation of Rare Disease Patient Groups), which advised on the app’s development | http://bit.ly/2PdolRC


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

Companion

Companion
developed by Identifor


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
App designed for teens and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, to help with daily tasks and activities when parents or teachers are not around for support.
“The Identifor Companion app uses a human avatar named Abby to help young adults and adults with autism when parents, teachers, and aides are no longer around to answer questions and help with various needs throughout the day.

The app was developed by Identifor…a website and app designed to help parents and individuals understand their own, or their child’s skills, abilities and interests using games.”
Autism Speaks, a US-based not for profit organisation that aims to advance research into causes and better treatments for autism spectrum disorders and related conditions. | http://bit.ly/2zTN1a4


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

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


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

CoviDIAB

CoviDIAB
developed by Iriade


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

French

Cost: Free
App supporting French people with Diabetes during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“CoviDIAB is the new online application that will allow you to have clear, verified answers and personalised practical advice during this period of COVID-19 epidemic: to reassure you and support you in managing your daily life with diabetes.  

This can be a supplement to all the advice that the French Federation of Diabetics (Fédération Française des diabétiques) sends you daily.…CoviDIAB is a web program which allows people with diabetes to stay informed in a reliable and validated way (daily updates), about their health. 

This collaborative program is led by doctors and hospital carers, and supported by the AP-HP (Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris) and INSERM research teams (National Institute for Medical Research). 

All the contents of this program have been validated by doctors and comply with official recommendations concerning the coronavirus. 

CoviDIAB is a web application accessible on your smartphone, tablet or computer.

No app or software to install: simply create your account online at: https://covidiab.fr/
Fédération Française des diabétiques, the patient group partner contributing to the app | https://bit.ly/3g1Xh4G


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

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


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

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


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

Dexteria

Dexteria
developed by Binary Labs Inc.


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

Chinese / English / French / Spanish

Cost: Free
App to improve fine motor skills as part recovering from injury or stroke, or for learning development skills.
“Dexteria is the only app of its kind to assess and develop fine motor skills, reflexes and handwriting ability and takes full advantage of the iPhone and iPad multi-touch interface. Therapeutic hand exercises build strength, control and dexterity using three formats.



‘Tap’ uses your hand to first generate an on screen map of your fingers and thumb, which it then uses to generate finger tapping exercises. As your thumb remains stationary on the screen, the finger points you created light up one at a time and you are required to tap them. This is a timed exercise, increasing in complexity over a series of levels.



‘Pinch’ requires the use of two digits to pinch images on the screen. Each pinch sees the image disappear, with an end goal of clearing the screen completely. Again, complexity is increased over a series of levels to include more and moving objects.



‘Write’ requires the use of your finger or a stylus to trace lower case and capital letters, as well as numbers.



More recently, Dexteria introduced the option of multiple users and the generation of reports. Assessment and progress can be charted and saved in a report for each individual, providing a touchstone for future practise.



An excellent app for anyone who is looking to build and refine fine motor skills.”
Elizabeth Ratcliff, app specialist and blogger for the Stroke Foundation, an Australian charity that partners with the community to prevent, treat and beat stroke. | http://bit.ly/2ihMM4O


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Digisafe

Digisafe
developed by Ligevaerd



Danish

Cost: Free

App to help young people with special needs to participate more safely and confidently when using social media and the internet.

“DigiSafe is an app and website that contains learning tools for young people with special needs about NemID, Internet commerce, social media and E-box. 
The purpose of the development project DigiSafe is to: 

  • strengthen young people with special needs’ digital citizenship
  • create tools to support young people with special needs’ participation in the digital world
  • create greater digital inclusion, also for young people with special needs. 
This is done through concrete tools and a search help function.”
ADHD-foreningen - patient group ADHD Association of Denmark | http://bit.ly/2VYfhmZ


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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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Dravet Dream

Dravet Dream
developed by Spanish charity Fundación Síndrome de Dravet with CEINPRO, a private training organisation


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

Basque / English / Spanish

Cost: Free

App to help families with Dravet Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy that begins in infancy.

“Dravet Dream. 
The first video game in the history of Dravet syndrome. Together with our friends from CEINPRO, we go a step further in the diffusion of Dravet syndrome. 
Now, any user in the world can download Dravet Dream, an interactive game in which the main character is always accompanied by a butterfly overcoming different challenges related to this disease. 
The game is in English, Spanish and Basque, it is free and you can download it for both Android and iOS devices.”

Fundación Síndrome de Dravet, the Spanish charity which developed the app. | http://bit.ly/2T0YkG2


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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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Duchenne A and E pack

Duchenne A and E pack
developed by Nvisage for team including patient organisations and charities such as Action Duchenne and Duchenne UK


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
App to help Accident and Emergency staff to understand the specific needs of patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
“This vital new app gives people with Duchenne and their families and carers a way of taking all their medical information with them wherever they go.

Please download the Duchenne Accident & Emergency File app by searching for Duchenne A&E in the search box for your phone or tablet. Information can be entered via the website http://duchenneemergency.co.uk/ or directly via the app.

It is really important that everyone keeps this information up-to-date and that it is checked after every consultation. 

This project was created by Duchenne UK and Action Duchenne, Alex’s Wish, DMD Pathfinders, Duchenne Now, The Duchenne Research Fund, Harrison’s Fund, PPMD and MDUK.”
Duchenne UK, one of the team of Duchenne patient and groups in the UK that collaborated on the app. | http://bit.ly/2ENAeeI


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e-kvit

e-kvit
developed by Kraeftens Bekaesmpelse (Danish Cancer Society)


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

Danish

Cost: FREE
App to help people in Denmark stop smoking.

“E-kvit offers help to anyone who wants to be smoke-free…In 2017, almost 30,000 signed up for e-kvit.

The target group is adult smokers. E-kvit helps in the process if you want to stop smoking altogether. E-kvit also helps if you first want to examine your smoking habits and maybe cut down on cigarette consumption.

With E-kvit you can:

  • Keep an eye on how much money you have saved when you do not smoke
  • Stay up to date on what happens to the body during a smoking cessation
  • Blog with others who are on a smoking cessation course
  • Get support approximately one month before your stop date and up to one year after you stopped
  • Watch videos with other people's experiences.
  • Get tips and help for challenges you may face in your smoking cessation.
The app is downloaded for free in your app store.”
Kraeftens Bekaesmpelse, (Danish Cancer Society), the patient association that developed the app | http://bit.ly/398AZuX


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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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Endo Empowered

Endo Empowered
developed by Melissa Turner/lindsey-witmer-collins-llc


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

English

Cost: Free

Wellness app to help women manage endometriosis symptoms.

“Stage IV Endometriosis warrior Melissa Turner developed Endo Empowered to provide women with the tools she used to improve her endo experience. There are dietary and lifestyle suggestions to help naturally manage endo symptoms, as well as a 21-day wellness challenge. (Going to bed before 10:00 PM or eating something green each day are just a few of the to-do’s.)  Another popular feature? Daily self-care reminders, which can be set to any time, in any time zone. “The Endo Empowered platform was inspired by a strong desire to help women around the world by empowering them with tools, support, and hope to manage endometriosis and make life a little easier,” says Turner.”

Bethanne Black, Endometriosis Foundation of America | http://bit.ly/2PajIu3


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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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Engross

Engross
developed by Engross Apps


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English

Cost: Free
Timer app to help people focus on tasks and avoid distractions.
“Engross could help you cut distractions – or at least refocus yourself by tapping your phone when you feel a distraction coming on. Engross keeps track when you tap, allowing you to work at the times when you’re most likely to be able to focus.”
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), US patient group | http://bit.ly/32yFnRv


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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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Feeling Good

Feeling Good
developed by Positive Rewards with Scottish mental health charity the Foundation for Positive Mental Health


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

Dutch / English / French / German / Italian

Cost: Free, with some in-app purchases or support within the UK National Health Service

App to develop positive feelings and resilience to deal with stress, depression and anxiety. 

“Positive Mental Training is available as the iOS/Android app Feeling Good(now approved by NHS Digital App Library)

The app is free to download, and comes pre-loaded with:

  • 1st track of Positive Mental training
  • shorter taster tracks – Confidence Boost and Body Scan -a relaxation track
  • 3-minute mindfulness
  • a spoken introduction
The rest of the programme can be purchased or ‘unlocked’ free of charge with an in-app login username & password given to you by some health professionals or in workplaces, depending on where you live or who has a licence.

A great feature of the app is a progress monitor in the form of a tree which gradually fills out with leaves and flowers as progress is made through the programme.  We really like the growth metaphor. 

You can set up listening reminders as well. The app has 2 mental health questionnaires, so you can assess your health status, this also helps us to assess the helpfulness of the programme (anonymously).”

The Scottish mental health charity the Foundation for Positive Mental Health which developed the app | http://bit.ly/2w33NDf


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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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Flutter

Flutter
developed by Flutter Health Inc


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

English

Cost: Free

App enabling women to track their periods and specific symptoms of endometriosis and other reproductive diseases.

“After suffering years of unexplained symptoms and multiple hospital visits, Flutter founder Kirsty Curry was diagnosed with endometriosis at age 28. Soon after, she sought on a mission to help other women more quickly navigate the road to diagnosis.  Curry and her husband, both app-designers and developers, created Flutter. The app comes complete with a community to share experiences with as well as a handy symptom tool that can help users better advocate for themselves in the doctor’s office.  “I also wanted an easy way to share a journal with your doctor, so we added an export tool, says Curry, who is also a board member for The Endometriosis Foundation of America. “The journal allows detailed symptomatology tracking that’s specific to endometriosis, which may help with screening and symptom management. And sharing the tracker with your doctor can eventually help with diagnosis.”

Bethanne Black, Endometriosis Foundation of America | http://bit.ly/2PajIu3


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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

Arabic / Chinese / 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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Froogie

Froogie
developed by Dalhousie Healthy Populations Institute (HPI)


Self-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free
A family-focused app that aims to engage children and parents and help them make healthy food choices
"Unhealthy eating is a leading risk factor for chronic disease in Canada,” says Charlotte Comrie, CEO Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada. "We know how important nutrition is and yet our children’s health is threatened; this puts children and adolescents at risk for premature heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, and some types of cancer.”

Informed by research, this…app has been carefully crafted to provide a fun and interactive experience for children and families to eat healthily together. A combination of the words “fruits” and “veggies,” Froogie offers tips and reminders to promote daily fruit and veggie intake to help meet age-appropriate goals. Up to nine animated Froogie characters can be earned over time and help encourage families to live life on the veg!

“It’s a struggle to get one of my children to eat fruits and vegetables,” says Kimberley Hernandez, parent of three children.

“Froogie is going to be a great way to encourage him and get him engaged in mealtimes. I love the animated characters!”
Co-developer of the app, the patient organisation Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada | http://bit.ly/2lcPWYq


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Gather My Crew

Gather My Crew
developed by Gathermycrew


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

English

Cost: Free

Digital tool helping people in crisis to ask for and coordinate practical help.

“It was through this personal experience that I realised how hard it is to actually coordinate specific and practical help when going through a crisis. 

Text messages, ring-arounds, spreadsheets and late night phone calls are difficult, time consuming and often just too much for someone to manage when they are already in the turmoil of a serious life crisis.

I wanted to help my friend but didn’t have the free time to coordinate all the assistance she needed with all the wonderful people who had offered to help…

…Gather My Crew is an online rostering tool that has been developed specifically to support people in crisis, to enable them to ask for and coordinate the practical help they need.

Using the expertise of people who had ‘been there, done that’, as well as the clinicians who supported them, Gather My Crew exists to make sure people going through a crisis get the right kind of help from all their well-meaning friends, family, neighbours and colleagues – without all of the stress that usually comes with coordinating help when a loved one becomes ill.

It is a way to ask for help – and then turns that help into a calendar that tracks and records who is doing what, and when. It even sends reminders and updates to keep everyone connected throughout the time the assistance is needed.

Gather My Crew is a registered charity, and the online tool is free and easy to use.” 

Susan Palmer, the psychologist who founded the Gather My Crew charity, writing for the Cancer Council patient group in Australia | http://bit.ly/2NqLmix


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GDm-Health

GDm-Health
developed by Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford, Drayson Technologies


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free
GDm-Health enables women with gestational diabetes to track their blood glucose levels and stay in touch with their healthcare team.
Diabetes UK gave the following comments on GDm-Health:

“GDm-Health has the potential to positively affect patient care, because people with gestational diabetes would be better able to interact with their healthcare team. GDm-Health removes bias in patient reporting of blood glucose levels, helping to improve trust.

It can potentially decrease unnecessary hospital visits and provide the midwife with more information for clinical decisions.
GDm-Health could improve patient health outcomes. It is unlikely that using GDm-Health would significantly effect on family, work or home life any more than usual blood glucose monitoring.

The only possible drawback could be anxiety around personal data handling, but this could be mitigated by assuring users of robust security.

The system is more likely to benefit patients who embrace new technology, particularly those who already use smartphones. For many users, especially those very familiar with smartphones, no special training would be needed.”

Expert contribution from the patient organisation to a medtech assessment paper by the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Diabetes UK, patient organisation that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of all people affected by and at risk of diabetes. | http://bit.ly/2G0nNxE


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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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

H2Overload

H2Overload
developed by National Kidney Foundation, US charity


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free
App to help people with conditions where fluid intake can be restricted, including hyponatremia, kidney failure, or heart disease.

“Designed for people who need to limit their fluid intake, especially people with hyponatremia, kidney failure, or heart disease.

Features:

  • Includes easy-to-use tools to track your daily fluid intake, weight, and blood pressure
  • Helps you understand the link between kidney disease, heart disease, and hyponatremia
  • Alerts you if your blood pressure or weight reaches a level that requires notifying your healthcare provider
  • Allows you to send reports of your fluid intake, weight, or blood pressure to your healthcare provider or caretaker with the push of a button
  • Provides helpful medical information about hyponatremia and its risk factors, symptoms, treatments, when to call a doctor, and much more.

Organized by:

  • My Profile
  • My Health Tools (including the Fluid Tracker, Weight Tracker, Blood Pressure Tracker)
  • My Diagnosis
  • My Doctor Appointments
  • My Medications
  • Questions
Nutritional Information.”
US National Kidney Foundation, the charity which developed the app | http://bit.ly/383UBz7


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

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.


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

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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Happy not perfect

Happy not perfect
developed by Happynotperfect


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free
App to help people manage stress, anxiety and sleep.

Cited in list of recommended apps during COVID-19 pandemic. 

Happy not perfect

“…Is a toolkit for your mind. Backed by science Happy Not Perfect enables you to play the daily happiness workout to reduce stress and improve sleep, learn breathing techniques, let go of negative thoughts, practice a positive mindset, meditate, set goals and track progress.”
Bipolar UK, charity for people with bipolar | https://bit.ly/331wVMN


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

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


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

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


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Heart failure storylines

Heart failure storylines
developed by Self Care Catalysts Inc for Heart Failure Society of America


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

English

Cost: Free

App designed to help people with heart diseases to manage their condition.

“The Heart Failure Health Storylines mobile app is created with input from people with heart failure and congestive heart failure (CHF) so that the right health tools are available to you. Now it’s easy to record your symptoms, vital signs, medications, and more. Choose what you want to track to build your own summary “My Storylines” to learn more about your health, and to share more – safely and securely – with your doctor about what happened between visits.

Choose from the following health tools to better manage and monitor heart failure:

  • MEDICATION TRACKER: Track your medications and get reminders to help you take your medications on time.
  • SYMPTOM TRACKER: Track symptoms and side effects to see patterns that you may need to share with your doctor.
  • DAILY VITALS: Keep a record of important vitals that you measure regularly, and visualize them graphically over time.
  • PHYSICAL ACTIVITY TRACKER: Keep track of your physical activity levels to maintain a heart healthy lifestyle.
  • LOW SODIUM GUIDELINES: Learn more about maintaining a low-salt diet and keep a record of meals.
  • SYNC A DEVICE: Import data from other health and fitness apps that you use.
  • DAILY MOODS AND JOURNAL: Track and understand your emotions and what might be driving them. Keep a journal as it has been shown to increase wellbeing.”
Heart Failure Society of America, group whose activities include patient education and advocacy | http://bit.ly/2KPNBLC


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

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


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

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)

HIV Quiz

HIV Quiz
developed by Grupa Edukatorów Seksualnych Ponton


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

Polish

Cost: Free
App to build HIV awareness and help people access testing in Poland.
App recommended by sex education charity that developed it, Grupa Edukatorów Seksualnych Ponton Grupa Edukatorów Seksualnych Ponton | Patient View survey, September 2017


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

HPV e Cancro do Colo do Útero

HPV e Cancro do Colo do Útero
developed by Liga Portuguesa contra o Cancro with accessibility support from ACAPO, Associação dos Cegos e Amblíopes de Portugal


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

Portuguese

Cost: Free
App to raise awareness on preventing and treating diseases associated with HPV, including cervical cancer.

“Cervical Cancer is the 2nd most common cancer in Portuguese women under 50.

In Portugal, the HPV vaccine prevents 97% of cases, proving that there are cancers that can be prevented! 

…The Portuguese League Against Cancer launches the Cervical Cancer and HPV App as a contribution to the prevention and early diagnosis of cancers associated with Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection. This application meets specific accessibility criteria for the blind and visually impaired.”  
Patient group Liga Portuguesa contra o Cancro (Portuguese League Against Cancer) | http://bit.ly/2Vxi750


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

Hub of Hope

Hub of Hope
developed by Mashbo, with UK mental health charity Chasing the Stigma


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

English

Cost: Free

App and online tool to help people with mental health needs to access patient groups, charities and other sources of support across the UK

“Hub of Hope believes that no matter what you're going through, you shouldn't have to do it alone. Find services local to you using geolocation technology.

The stigma associated with mental health can make it difficult to talk about, however there are services out there with people who understand and are ready to help….

…Using the Hub of Hope is completely free and confidential. You are not required to provide any personal information or pay for use. It is simply there to say, if you should ever need help, whether for you or somebody you are looking after, we’ll make it easier to find.

The Hub of Hope has already been described as a vital and lifesaving tool by charities and mental health trusts.

In less than a year since its launch, the Hub of Hope has had

  • More than 1200 support groups and charities registered
  • Over 16,500 unique users have accessed the hub
  • More than 68,000 unique page views” 
Chasing the Stigma, the UK mental health charity which created the app and online resource. | http://bit.ly/2NyhRej


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


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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


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

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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In My Shoes

In My Shoes
developed by Crohns and Colitis UK


Information

English

Cost: FREE
App to raise awareness of the day-to-day impact of Crohn’s disease or colitis.
“In My Shoes: 24 Hours with Crohn’s or Colitis - an immersive app that will allow anyone to experience first-hand what it’s like to have Crohn’s or Colitis.” Crohn’s and Colitis UK, the patient group which developed the app | http://bit.ly/2sQG7UC


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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


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ITP Pocket Log

ITP Pocket Log
developed by Novartis Pharma AG with UK ITP Support Association


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

English

Cost: Free
App to support people with immune thrombocytopenia
App profiled on the website of the patient group that developed it with funding from Novartis.

“We are pleased to announce that the IOS version of the app is live! It is available to download – free of charge – from the App Store and it is hoped the Android version will be available shortly.

Everyone involved in the project would like to thank those who sent in ideas for the app after the outline of the project was shared at the ITP Convention earlier in the year”

Mervyn Morgan, CEO UK ITP Support Association | http://bit.ly/2zcoj6T


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


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

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


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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


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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


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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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LiverWELL

LiverWELL
developed by Hepatitis Victoria


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

Arabic / Chinese / English / Vietnamese

Cost: Free

App enabling people to assess if they are at risk of hepatitis and manage their liver health.

“Millions of Australians suffer from symptoms associated with liver disease with over 400,000 living with hepatitis B or hepatitis C.

Hepatitis Victoria introduces LiverWELL, a free interactive app that is a practical tool to help people optimise their liver health. There are many health apps around but they tend to be either for specialist clinicians or from those promoting a healthier diet.
LiverWELL has been informed and tested by people living with hepatitis. 

“People with hepatitis and liver disease need practical tools that remind them to take their medications, schedule their appointments, record their test results and keep their personal health notes all in one place,” said Dr Nicole Allard, a general practitioner and specialist in hepatitis B. “The beauty of LiverWELL is that everyone with a mobile phone now has this option within their grasp and I will be recommending the app to my patients,” she said. 

“Every week up to 6 Victorians die from viral hepatitis-related liver disease…and liver cancer is the fastest growing cancer in the country,” said Melanie Eagle, CEO of Hepatitis Victoria. “We need to tackle this health crisis head on,” she said. 

“World Hepatitis Day is one of a handful of world health days mandated by the World Health Organisation precisely because hepatitis is such a serious and deadly disease,” said Jill Hennessy, Minister for Health in the Victorian Government. “The Victorian Government is committed to eradicating viral hepatitis in our community by 2030 and to do this we need clever and creative approaches. I congratulate Hepatitis Victoria on producing such a useful tool for people living with hepatitis,” said Minister Hennessy. 

LiverWELL is now available for Android and Apple smartphones in English with the translation of main functions in Arabic, Chinese and Vietnamese.”

Hepatitis Victoria, the not-for-profit organisation which developed the app. | http://bit.ly/2LFqwy6 (YouTube channel for Hepatitis Victoria)


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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! by Calorie Counter

Lose It! by Calorie Counter
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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Lung Cancer Navigator

Lung Cancer Navigator
developed by LUNgevity Foundation


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free

App designed to support patients in managing lung cancer from diagnosis through to treatment.

“The LUNGevity Lung Cancer Navigator is a customizable mobile app that puts your entire support network in the palm of your hand.

The app was created for lung cancer patients, family caregivers, and support team members to manage life after a lung cancer diagnosis. It helps you understand your diagnosis and provides tools and forums for asking questions, detailing symptoms, and managing medications. The app is a great way to communicate with your healthcare providers and to request support from friends and family.”

Longevity Foundation, the US-based patient advocacy and research charity for lung cancer which developed the app | http://bit.ly/2PQexRu


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Lyfe

Lyfe
developed by Lymphoma Coalition


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

English / French

Cost: Free
App with practical information for patients with Hodgkin lymphoma
“The Lyfe app is the first and only mobile application dedicated to supporting those with Hodgkin lymphoma. Reflecting its content and purpose, the name Lyfe is a combination of “lymphoma” and “life.”

One of the unique features of the Lyfe app is the Community section. It allows patients and support-givers to share their stories, ask questions and connect with others who are dealing with similar circumstances—locally, nationally and around the world.
Lyfe has insightful articles providing practical tips designed to help during all stages of the patient experience. It also includes information geared specifically to friends and family members who are providing help and support during this challenging time.”

The app’s developers, the Lymphoma Coalition, the worldwide network of lymphoma patient groups. | http://www.lymphomacoalition.org/global-information/hodgkin-lymphoma-lyfe-mobile-application


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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


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Madallergi

Madallergi
developed by Astma-Allergi Danmark


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

Danish

Cost: Free
App that helps Danish people with food allergies to browse recipes.

“Do you have an allergy to certain foods and do you lack inspiration for new recipes? Then here is help.  Download our new app ‘Food Allergy’.

This app is a recipe database that allows you with food allergies to sort recipes that contain ingredients that you cannot tolerate.

The app also includes features that allow you to share recipes on Facebook, share a list of your allergies by mail, and create a shopping list that can be easily adjusted to how many people are eating.”

All recipes are developed specifically for food allergies. The app allows you to click off your allergies and will then exclude recipes with the ingredients you cannot tolerate.

You will find recipes for breakfast, starters, soups, main courses, salads, desserts, cold cuts and bread.

The app is free and works for both iPhone and iPad. 

Asthma Allergy Denmark is behind the app, which is supported by the Ministry of Children and Teaching and lotteries.”
Astma-Allergi Danmark (Asthma-Allergy Denmark), the patient association which developed the app. | http://bit.ly/2S08fhY


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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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MD_evReader

MD_evReader
developed by The Macular Society with Royal Holloway Enterprise Ltd


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: Free, with some in-app purchases or support within the UK National Health Service

App to help people to read who have lost their central vision, for example through Macular Disease.

“The MD_evReader is a free app for the iPad or Android tablets, which has been developed to help people with a central vision loss read. It presents text from eBooks in a scrolling stream across the screen, in a similar way to a news ticker or a display board on a train. The app is designed for those people who use Eccentric Viewing (EV) and/or steady eye strategies for reading. Some people with macular degeneration may find it useful as a reading aid, or as a way of practising the Eccentric Viewing and steady eye techniques.
The line of text scrolls horizontally from left to right and the reader aims to hold their gaze away from the line to view it with their best region of vision. The trackpad is used to control the speed of the text.
In order to read with the MD_evReader you might need to eccentrically fixate so that you have a good piece of vision through which you are able to view the slowly scrolling text. Try holding your vision still (steady eye) and let the text move. Both Eccentric Viewing and the steady eye strategies take practice but can be well worth the effort.” 
“Limitations:
The MD_evReader is intended for people with macular degeneration who use the Eccentric Viewing and/or steady eye strategies and may not be for everyone. Reading in this way will require some practice and familiarity with Eccentric Viewing. The app works with any ePub document but may not work with eBooks that are under copyright, due to publishers’ restrictions. The app will only upload eBooks that do not have ‘DRM’ encryption, such as out of copyright books and those from small publishers. You can find books from gutenberg.org or torbooks.co.uk or by searching for ‘DRM free eBooks’.”

UK Macular Society, the patient group which developed the app | http://bit.ly/2KCtuCS


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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


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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


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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


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Medsearch

Medsearch
developed by Australian Department of Health – Therapeutic Goods Administration


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

App to access easy-to-understand information on each prescription medicine in Australia.

“Medsearch is a free app to help you find, view and save documents for registered prescription medicines included on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.

The app means you can keep information about your medicines in one place and it also allows you to share information with family and friends.”

Australian charity, Diabetes Australia | http://bit.ly/2Vr8EMA


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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


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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


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Melanoma UK

Melanoma UK
developed by Vitacess with Melanoma UK


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

English

Cost: Free

Patient registry app to record real world evidence from people with melanoma. 

“Melanoma UK has been working with healthcare company Vitaccess to develop a digital platform to collect data from people living with melanoma….

…Participants use their own smartphone or tablet to complete questionnaires or surveys at their convenience. Data are immediately submitted to a central data platform; users of the platform can see and analyse the aggregated data in real time.

The platform will collect rich demographic and epidemiology data across all stages of disease, treatment, and beyond.

Initially, the platform with collect data on quality of life in people living with and being treated for melanoma in the real-world setting. To date, such data have been collected only in the somewhat “artificial” setting of clinical trials. 

This study will help us to understand how people feel during what has become routine treatment, and afterwards. The pilot stage will collect data in the UK but we plan to extend data collection globally.

Participants benefit from monitoring and recording how they feel, and the platform provides a convenient way for them to share their data with friends, family and healthcare professionals. 

Development of this platform has been collaborative: at the recent UK Melanoma Patient Conference, we canvassed future participants on the functionalities that they would have used. Based on this extremely positive feedback, features such as a daily pain diary, knowledge centre, consultation checklists and events timeline have been built into the platform.

Data will be available free of charge to academic researchers, and through a subscription service to industry.”

Patient group which developed the app, Melonoma UK | http://bit.ly/2Fceu8s


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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


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Mito Warrior

Mito Warrior
developed by Mindsmack Games


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

App game to raise awareness of cause and impact of mitochondrial disease. 

“Who do YOU want to challenge to be the new hero of the mitoverse? 
Share the Mito Warrior app with one of your friends to see who can restore power to the mitoverse and to learn more about mitochondrial disease!”

MitoAction, the US-based not profit organisation aiming to improve Quality of Life for everyone affected by mitochondrial disease | http://bit.ly/2Tjl8Rj


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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


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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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Molehill mountain

Molehill mountain
developed by Autistica, UK autism research charity, with King’s College London


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

English

Cost: Free
App to help autistic people understand and self-manage anxiety.

Molehill Mountain is designed to help autistic people understand more about their anxiety. The app is based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) approaches adapted for autistic people and developed from a paper toolkit focused on psychoeducation…

Molehill Mountain aims to help users build their knowledge, confidence and skills to understand and self-manage the causes and symptoms of their anxiety. It offers a practical way for autistic people to track their worries and the situations that trigger their anxiety that can be used whenever and wherever it’s needed.”

Autistica, the UK research charity with helped to develop the app | https://bit.ly/2ZgqEJy


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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 Cardiac Coach

My Cardiac Coach
developed by American Heart Association


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



Cost:

App to help people recover from a heart attack.

“After a heart attack, you're told to focus on recovery. Then you're left to figure it out. What are the next steps? Where do you find reliable information? How do you make good health habits and stick to them? Or keep track of medications and doctor's appointments? And with all that to worry about, how do you keep from getting too overwhelmed to move forward?

Those are just the kinds of questions that inspired the American Heart Association to develop My Cardiac Coach, a free mobile app that can help you find your way to a healthier future after a heart attack.

My Cardiac Coach is a personalized recovery toolkit you carry in your smartphone. It gives you anytime/anywhere access to everything you need, including:

  • Trustworthy information from the experts at the American Heart Association
  • Interactive lessons to help you learn what you need to know
  • Progress-trackers for monitoring blood pressure and weight
  • Tools for logging physical activity and managing medications
  • Connections to other survivors through our Support Network.”
American Heart Association, the not for profit group which developed the app | http://bit.ly/2RzOXjm


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My CF Story

My CF Story
developed by Cystic Fibrosis Ireland (Irish National Association for Cystic Fibrosis) with Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free
App to help children with Cystic Fibrosis to manage their condition and treatment.

“The app provides children and their parents with their own personal healthcare record which contains information about their CF. The app has been designed to allow children and their parents to keep together all the information that they may need to help manage their CF care.  

The app has three different formats depending on the child’s age, namely 0-5, 6-11 and 12-18 years, and adjusts the phrasing and content to suit the child’s age. As the app was developed by the OLCHC CF unit, much of the content directly relates to how children with CF are managed at OLCHC. We envisage that parents and older children with smart phones will open the app while at CF clinic to access any clinical information or questions which have been logged over the past few months. 

We think of the app like a storybook of lots of important information about CF that families can access whenever they need and this is why we called the app “My CF Story”. We hope that families will find this app empowering and that it will become an integral tool in managing their child’s CF.”

Dr Des Cox, Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, which developed the app with the patient organisation, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland | https://bit.ly/2UdzyWu page 11


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My IBD Care

My IBD Care
developed by Crohn’s and Colitis UK with healthcare agency Ampersand


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

English

Cost: FREE
App to help people with Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) manage their condition.

“My IBD Care is an app developed by Ampersand in partnership with Crohn’s & Colitis UK, which allows people to track medication and symptoms, plus patterns of diet, sleep, exercise and pain. 

It's a cloud-based dashboard which allows healthcare professionals, friends and families of sufferers of Crohn’s or Colitis to understand how well, between appointments, someone with Crohn's or Colitis is and how effective different care pathways are.”

Crohn’s and Colitis UK, the patient group which developed the app | http://bit.ly/2sQG7UC


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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


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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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My Seizure Diary

My Seizure Diary
developed by Intergen for patient group Epilepsy Foundation of America


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

English

Cost: Free
Self-management app to help people with epilepsy to record, track, and manage seizures and other symptoms.

“The Epilepsy Foundation My Seizure Diary is a self-management tool for seizures and epilepsy with a focus on self-monitoring and tracking seizures and other symptoms, managing medication and other therapies, recognizing triggers and health events that may affect seizures and wellness, and communicating with your care providers. 
Use My Seizure Diary to also organize your health history, develop seizure response plans and help you remember medicines and other important information…
…The MY SEIZURE DIARY platform includes a fully responsive web application on diary.epilepsy.com as well as native iOS and Android companion apps.”

Epilepsy Foundation of America, the not-for-profit patient group which developed the app | https://bit.ly/35Ahivb


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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


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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/


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myEyes

myEyes
developed by IKI technologies


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English / Portuguese / Spanish

Cost:
App to give guidance and information to visually handicapped people to navigate venues.

“myEyes is a technology ecosystem through which we create “blind compliant” zones, that is, zones adapted for people with vision problems. 

It is a pioneering system through which the mobile phone speaks to the person…narrating what is around while giving guidance on how to get from one point to another. 

Through a simple app available for both Android and IOS and based on different algorithms, the system launches messages…for people who are blind or have low vision so they are able to orient themselves.”
Explanation from app development team, cited in Portuguese patient group for people with visual impairments, ACAPO, Associação dos Cegos e Amblíopes de Portugal | http://bit.ly/2PyQ40Z


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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


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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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MyNoise

MyNoise
developed by https://mynoise.net/iOS/theApp.php


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

English

Cost: Free, with options for in-app purchases
App offering background noises to mask intrusive noises or help with conditions like tinnitus or insomnia.
Included in list of apps recommended by an audiologist with tinnitus for the patient group American Tinnitus Association.  Audiologist with tinnitus, the American Tinnitus Association | http://bit.ly/2TmW2TZ


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myPCOSteam

myPCOSteam
developed by MyHealthTeams


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

English

Cost: Free

An app for a social network and support group for women living with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

“myPCOSteam is a free social network that makes it easy for you to:

  • get the emotional support you need from others like you, and
  • gain practical advice and insights on managing treatment or therapies for PCOS.

When you or a loved one are first diagnosed, it's not uncommon to feel alone and uncertain of where to find the best information and people that can help you now. We believe in making it easy to find the best people around you to help you get the answers you need, and to find support from people who can truly relate. The main currency on our site is trust – the more you share in posts and your stories, the more questions you ask and answer, the more your support will be valued by other members.

myPCOSteam is the only social network where you can truly connect, make real friendships, and share daily ups and downs in a judgment-free place.”

PCOS Awareness Association, USA, a volunteer-based not for profit organization for the education, awareness and support of people affected by Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. The Association approached the developer MyHealthTeams to set up the social network | http://www.pcosaa.org/mypcosteam/


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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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mySinusitisCoach

mySinusitisCoach
developed by EUFOREA (European forum for research and education in allergy and airway diseases)


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

Dutch / English

Cost: Free
App to help people with Chronic Rhinosinusitis (CRS) to track symptoms and drug use.
“The app has been created by a multi-stakeholder approach. This means that from the design to the development, and also the dissemination, we have involved patients, medical experts, primary care physicians, pharmacists and also people from the ehealth community to brainstorm and consider how we would like to develop this app…We created an educational platform based on Frequently Asked Questions by patients.”  Sven Seys, EUFOREA (European forum for research and education in allergy and airway diseases) | http://bit.ly/2DvihSh


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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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NCCN Patient Guides for cancer

NCCN Patient Guides for cancer
developed by National Comprehensive Cancer Network


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

Information on diagnosis and treatment guidelines for many cancers.

“NCCN Guidelines for Patients®, patient-friendly translations of the NCCN Guidelines®, are meant to help patients with cancer talk with their physicians about the best treatment options for their disease. 

The NCCN Guidelines for Patients along with one- to two- page NCCN Quick Guide™ sheets summarising key points in the NCCN Guidelines for Patients are now available through the mobile app.”

National Comprehensive Cancer Network, the not for profit organisation that developed the app. | http://bit.ly/2NnVpsX


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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


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

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


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

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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NMO Resources

NMO Resources
developed by Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation


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

English

Cost: Free

Information and support for patients, carers and clinicians dealing with Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO).

“Get the NMO basics with the latest in NMO information, videos, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Learn more about the latest scientific and medical insights into adult and pediatric disease, imaging, laboratory tests, and potential relationships of NMO/SD to other autoimmune diseases.

The NMO video library includes patient stories, questions about NMO, seminars from our NMO Roundtables, and more.

Stay up-to-date with access to fresh peer-reviewed research that have been made available and open-source.

Learn more about clinical trials, including how to participate.

Keep all of your NMO related notes and thoughts in one place.

Connect with all the NMO support groups that meet in person as well as online or through telecons.

Everything you need to help us with blood samples and/or clinical data donations for our Biorepository. Blood samples and clinical data are vital for NMO research.

Learn more about The Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation and connect with us on social media.

Browse this organized database of over 200 doctors with awareness and experience in NMO.

Access our popular patient resource guide.

In addition to native VoiceOver ability, you can modify font size and font thickness with accessibility settings.”

The Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation, the US-based charity which created the app | http://bit.ly/2RLAOMv


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

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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Not OK

Not OK
developed by Bug and Bee LCC


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

English

Cost: Free
`Panic button app to help people to alert a small group of contacts that they are not feeling `OK’ and need help.

MHA [Mental Health America’]’s 2018 mPower Award goes to Hannah and Charlie Lucas from Cumming, Georgia for the creation of the notOK App™. Hannah, 16, struggled with depression and self-harm last year, her freshman year of high school, after being diagnosed with a chronic illness that led her to be bullied and taunted at school. An idea formed in her head during her lowest moment: an app that would let people know she was not OK. With the assistance of her younger brother, Charlie, 13, the Lucas children got to work on the app idea which would become the notOK App™. 

The notOK App™ is a digital panic button that stores up to five trusted contacts that can be reached via text message that says: “Hey, I’m not OK. Please call, text, or come check up on me” along with the user’s GPS location. With the recent launch of the notOK App™, Hannah and Charlie have been able to empower people struggling with mental illness to get the help they need from their friends and family.”
Mental Health America, US-based not-for-profit | https://bit.ly/2UdH8jU


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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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Ostobuddy

Ostobuddy
developed by Buddha Technologies


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free

Helps people to manage their stoma supplies.

“OstoBuddy is a super good app that helps you keep track of your stoma equipment. It's simply built up by clicking on a small `plus’ in the corner of the app and adding your products. And afterwards you can keep an eye on how much you have used and when. 

When you add a new product, enter the brand name of the manufacturer, what type of product it is (plate, bag, etc.), model number, what amount of product you have when you bought it and when to have a reminder to buy new. 

Then you can enter and specify when using a new bag, sheet etc. and even write notes if you have a comment. All the products you added to the app will appear on a list. Then you just cross which product you use, and then the app keeps track of the day you changed and how much you've left. 

The app will even remind you when you are running out and stores contact information on the manufacturers so you can easily order new. All in all, OstoBuddy is really easy to use”

Stomiforeningen COPA (Danish Stoma patient association) | http://bit.ly/2xYqaO6


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Otsimo

Otsimo
developed by Otsimo


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English / Turkish

Cost: Free, but with premium pricing for additional content

Educational games developed for people with learning disorders including autism.

“Otsimo child is a platform designed specifically to educate children with autism and learning disorders. It contains dozens of educational games and free basic AAC [Alternative and Augmentative Communication]. Educational games are developed by applying the Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) technique. Otsimo is a bundled platform which contains Otsimo Child and Otsimo Family apps.”

Autism Education Trust, founded by the UK charities the National Autistic Society (NAS), Ambitious about Autism (AaA) and Council for Disabled Children (CDC) | http://bit.ly/2BPLFA8


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

OurBrainBank

OurBrainBank
developed by uMotif for OurBrainBank


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

English

Cost: Free
App for symptom tracking and research for patients with glioblastoma.

“OurBrainBank is a non-profit dedicated to moving glioblastoma from terminal to treatable, powered by patients. 

Our key tool is the OurBrainBank app which helps people manage their disease as well as provide much-needed data for medical researchers…

…As you progress, you may view your data at any time: access reports via the menu icon (bars at the top left of the app screen) and select ‘my reports’. Compare different symptoms and view your progress over time.

You may share your data with other people, including your healthcare team, so they can see how your symptoms may have changed. This may help you understand the relationship between your treatments and your symptoms.

The app allows you to self-track neurological function with games that test balance, ability to compare numbers, and speed of neurological function. They’re quite addictive! 

The app can be used to track health data such as your weight, blood pressure, or blood sugar. There’s also a neat journal feature, so you can record how you’re doing.

We plan to publish our findings widely, sharing the insights gleaned from the aggregated data, and driving more research to crack glioblastoma.

We encourage you to continue to participate after your first 100 days. Your input is crucial to the success of the mission — to turn GBM from terminal to treatable”
OurBrainBank, the not-for-profit US patient group which developed the app | https://bit.ly/3bpP746


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Ovarian Cancer Symptoms Diary

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms Diary
developed by Electric Putty for UK patient charity, Ovarian Cancer Action


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

English

Cost: Free
App to help women at risk of ovarian cancer to track and report their symptoms.

“Ovarian cancer has four main symptoms:

  • Persistent tummy pain
  • Persistent bloating
  • Difficulty eating/feeling full more quickly
  • Needing to wee more frequently…

…If your symptoms are:

  • Persistent
  • Severe
  • Frequent
  • Out of the ordinary…
…You should make an appointment to see your GP as soon as possible. Keep a record of what symptoms you are experiencing to take with you. This will help your GP make a speedier diagnosis. You can download our paper symptoms diary or search ‘Ovarian Cancer Action’ in your phone’s app store for a digital version.”
Ovarian Cancer Action, the UK Charity which helped to develop the app | http://bit.ly/3cdn2Oe


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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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Patientmpower

Patientmpower
developed by Patientmpower


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English / German / Spanish

Cost: Free
App to help patients manage their health with conditions including Kidney Transplant, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), Vasculitis
Article on patients involved from the Irish Lung Fibrosis Association in developing the app

“With your help we at patientMpower have developed an electronic health diary (an “app”) which can be used by people with lung fibrosis to help them keep track of their symptoms and lung health.

The patientMpower app works on any smartphone or tablet device (like an iPad). The idea is that you use your mobile phone to keep a diary of various symptoms and other factors related to your lung health. For example, you can keep track of the number of steps walked each day or your level of breathlessness. If you have a connected spirometer, the breathing test information will also be recorded and the app can be used as a reminder to take your medicines each day. When attending clinic appointments, it may be useful to have this type of information to hand so you can tell the doctor or nurse about issues that may have been troubling you.

“A group of ILFA volunteers have tested the app with home spirometry in a user experience survey and given us useful feedback on their experience of the app. patientMpower want to thank these volunteers for their help in guiding us on how we can improve the app and its use with measurement devices (like home spirometers).”

Article in patient group newsletter of Irish Lung Fibrosis Association | http://bit.ly/2AIf2Rk


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PatientView

PatientView
developed by Renal PatientView (UK not-for-profit organisation)


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

English

Cost: Free

App to help patients manage their electronic health records, including for kidney disease, diabetes and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

“PatientView allows you to view, monitor and plot trends of your blood results as well as allowing you to view your clinic letters and upload your own readings such as weight and blood pressure. 

This will help you understand more about your condition and how your lifestyle is affecting your condition, for example, you can monitor how well you’re adhering to your dietary restrictions such as salt, potassium and phosphates.

…Please, note that note all renal centres use PatientView and those that do not may not use all of its facilities.” 

GMKIN (Greater Manchester Information Network), a joint venture between patients with chronic kidney disease, clinicians and the University of Salford. | http://bit.ly/2Wur7Fk


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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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Pelvic Floor First

Pelvic Floor First
developed by Continence Foundation of Australia


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

English

Cost: Free

App to enable people to exercise pelvic floor muscles to maintain or improve bladder control, and exercise safely.

“Pelvic Floor First is a free, safe-exercise app to enable people at risk of or living with pelvic floor dysfunction to continue to exercise without putting additional pressure on their pelvic floor.
The Pelvic Floor First app has customised workouts for people of all fitness levels and pelvic floor strength. The wide range of exercises have been designed by a physiotherapist and fitness leader to ensure people enjoy the benefits of a total-body workout that protects their pelvic floor muscles.

App features include:

  • Instructional videos and audio
  • Detailed instructions for each exercise
  • Pelvic floor muscle exercise guide
  • Ability to save favourite exercises in personalised workouts
  • Links to useful websites to learn more about your pelvic floor

The free app is based on the Continence Foundation of Australia's Pelvic Floor First website.”
“The Continence Foundation's free, safe-exercise app is now available to view online at http://app.pelvicfloorfirst.org.au/index.php
The online version has the same three customised workouts for people of all fitness levels and pelvic floor strength. The wide range of exercises have been designed by physiotherapist and fitness leader Lisa Westlake to ensure people enjoy the benefits of a total-body workout that protects their pelvic floor muscles.” 

Continence Foundation of Australia, the patient group which developed the app. | http://bit.ly/2F3Fh9Z. http://bit.ly/2F8XX8i


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

Period Tracker

Period Tracker
developed by GP Apps/GP International LLC


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

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

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


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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


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

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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Prompt

Prompt
developed by Memrica


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

English

Cost: Free
An app which helps people live with memory problems such as early dementia or as a result of stroke or brain injury.
The app was developed with the help of “volunteers recruited from Alzheimer’s Cafes, community support groups and Headway, the brain injury charity.” Mary Matthews, Developer, who worked with patient volunteers during face to face testing of the app | http://bit.ly/2ivfy1g


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

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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PTSD Coach

PTSD Coach
developed by US Veteran Affairs National Center for PTSD


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

English / French

Cost: Free
App designed to help people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to manage their condition.
“Knowing the facts about PTSD can make a real difference in the lives of those who need support.

PTSD Coach provides service members, veterans, their friends and families with dependable resources they can trust. Many service members who experience PTSD symptoms can benefit from care and support, but some fear that they may be considered weak or that leaders or unit members might lose confidence in their abilities if they seek care. The information available through the PTSD Coach app can help service members and their loved ones overcome those concerns and obtain accurate information about PTSD and find the support they need.”

Real Warriers Campaign, organised by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE). The organisation collaborates with a civilian agencies and advocacy groups. | http://bit.ly/2lyqGMf


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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


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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


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

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 yourself, 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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SARDAA Health Storylines

SARDAA Health Storylines
developed by Self Care Catalysts Inc. for US not-for-profit Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA)


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

English

Cost: Free
App for people with schizophrenia and related disorders to help self-manage their conditions.

“Now it is easy to record details and specifics about symptoms, medication, moods, and more. Choose what you want to track and see all the information you need to help you or your loved one who is living with schizophrenia and related disorders.

With SARDAA Health Storylines, all you have to do is tap an icon, swipe a screen, fill in the blanks. And fill in the rest of the story for yourself or for your loved one.

You can use the following Health Tools to better manage and monitor schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder:

  • RECORD important questions you have for your clinician
  • TRACK symptoms, moods, and daily routines
  • GET REMINDED to take medications on time
  • REMEMBER clinical appointments
  • JOURNAL about you or your loved one’s condition and other aspects of daily living
  • LEARN more about you or your loved one by keeping a record of patterns and behaviours
  • KNOW when to call a clinician by noticing important signs and symptoms
  • IMPORT data from other health and fitness apps that you use
  • CONNECT with your circle of support through the app.”
Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA), the US not-for-profit which helped to develop the app. | https://bit.ly/3eOok2H


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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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Science Hub

Science Hub
developed by Alzheimer’s Association


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

English

Cost: Free
App bringing together the latest news, science, information and expert views about Alzheimer’s and dementia research.

“The Alzheimer’s Association Science Hub is a free app that provides the latest news, information and expert views about Alzheimer’s and dementia research. As the global leader in Alzheimer’s and dementia science, the Alzheimer’s Association shares the latest research news and trusted perspectives, vetted by a team of scientists.”

 Science Hub is the only app in its class dedicated to the rapidly evolving Alzheimer’s and dementia science: 

  • Read research and news from the Alzheimer’s Association and other credible sources
  • See content and viewpoints from leaders in the field
  • Access Alzheimer's Association grant programs, grant summaries and journals
  • Link to Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC), Part the Cloud and TrialMatch
  • Read Association leadership perspectives on our blog
Receive notifications for breaking news alerts and content updates.”
Alzheimer’s Association, the US-based not-for-profit group which developed and updates the app | https://bit.ly/2VjtZpv


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Seeing AI

Seeing AI
developed by Microsoft


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: Free

App designed for people with visual impairments to describe in sound what the phone camera `sees’.

“Although artificial intelligence (AI) has been around for a while now, the main AI technology to reach the visual impairment market is the talking camera.

Broadly, AI means that computers interpret the information they receive and tailor their responses based on our behaviour. You may already be familiar with apps such as TapTapSee and VocalEyes, but Microsoft’s Seeing AI (currently only available on Apple devices) is a cut above the rest. 

Seeing AI combines the functionality of these predecessors with that of optical character recognition (OCR) apps that scan and read text aloud.

The free, easy-to-use app can scan and read formatted text, learn and recognise faces, scan barcodes to identify products, and interpret general scenes.

The range of features and its accuracy are remarkable – but what impresses me most is the simple, intuitive way in which the app is controlled. 

With my previous favourite OCR app, you had to hold the phone above a document and then capture it by pressing a shutter button with your other hand: no mean feat, even for the most dextrous of us. If you didn’t capture the whole document, tough. You got what you snapped.

With Seeing AI, however, you receive verbal hints that tell you whether the camera can see the entire document. And there is no need to wrestle with your phone to keep it steady while hitting the shutter button: the app automatically takes the photo for you. 

If you think that the scene description mode is good, then wait until you try the facial recognition setting! Not only can Seeing AI learn familiar faces, but it will also interpret moods and predict ages. This last feature could offend the more sensitive subject, but it proved quite accurate when I tried it at home (much to my wife’s chagrin).

The product scanner is a great help in the supermarket too. For me, zapping the barcode will mean the end of buying apple sauce when I want mustard, or spearmint when I want peppermint. 

Later versions of the app also include banknote detection, handwriting recognition, and modes to gauge light levels or identify colours. 

As ever, the app is not perfect, but it is rapidly becoming the must-have app of the year.”

Matt Harrison, Technology Services Manager at The Beacon Centre, writing in a blog from the Macular Society, a UK charity fighting to end sight loss caused by macular disease. |


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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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Sentimoji

Sentimoji
developed by Mango concept for the US National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: Free

App that enables people to express distress or support for individuals with mental health needs.

“Join the NAMI Sentimoji Social Media Movement as part of Mental Health Month. 

Download the new 2018 NAMI Sentimoji app on your smart phone. 

Use these gifs to help you achieve our NAMI mission to #curestigma through awareness, support, education and advocacy for people affected by mental illness.”

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Kansas | http://bit.ly/2GKSUJ0


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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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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