Allows a user to send a telephone message, text message, and GPS location to the emergency services in Iceland.
For adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (whether diagnosed or undiagnosed).
Interactive app on Facebook, intended to raise awareness of end-of-life issues.
Intended to help people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) track and monitor their daily activity levels.
Provides information on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), dieticians and hospitals, and on the activities of France-based patient group, Association Francois Aupetit (AFA).
List of gluten-free products for people with gluten intolerance.
Alcohol consumption tracker and drinks diary intended to help a user change drinking habits.
The AliveCor® Heart Monitor: Mobile ECG device that,provides individuals with the ability to track heart health anywhere, anytime at an affordable cost.
“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.”
Arrhythmia Alliance (AA), UK | http://bit.ly/1nlLnCa
Aimed at the caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s disease.
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.
Game involving characters modelled on birds and pigs, and which is said to feature physics-based gameplay.
Chromotherapy app intended to reduce mental stress by demonstrating the therapeutic value of 256 shades of colour.
GPS tracking allows the app to show the pharmacies in the user’s local area.
Aims to help the user overcome fear of flying.
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.
Logs asthma activity, medicines, triggers, and peak-flow readings in diary and graph form.
Allows a user with asthma to record event information (such as environmental conditions, symptoms, treatments, and vital signs) that may be relevant to asthma.
Provides information on recognising signs of a stroke, and techniques of assistance.
Displays exercises suitable for people with ankylosing spondylitis (AS).
Designed to guide a user through a panic attack, or through an episode of raised anxiety.
Provides real-time feedback, and visual and audio instructions, on how to learn and practice hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Provides advice helpful to people with anxiety, debt, stress, or work problems.
Allows blood pressure, pulse, and weight readings to be tracked.
Tool for viewing the brain in 3D.
Information on how to check breasts, and on lifestyle choices for decreasing the risk of breast cancer.
App intended to show the correct length of time when brushing teeth.
Food and calorie tracker with a database of a million-plus foods.
Weight- and nutrition-management app that allows dietary goals to be set.
Allows a user to find nutritional information about food, and to track meals, exercise and weight.
Carbohydrate-counting app intended to help children with diabetes gain the skills required to count carbohydrates.
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.
Allows a carer to track the contents of a person's medical records.
…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/
Allows a user to pick a charity (from a provided list), and raise money for it by sponsored cycling, running, or walking.
Timer for parents who perform manual chest physiotherapy (PT) on a child who has cystic fibrosis.
“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
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/
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).
Diabetes data-management app that allows the user to log and track factors which influence blood-sugar level.
Carbohydrate counter, insulin calculator, and food-nutrition-information app.
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.
Reminder to take medications on time.
Cookbook listing healthy foods.
Designed to help the user manage medication compliance.
Diabetes-management journal for recording and tracking blood-glucose levels, carbohydrate intake, and insulin dosages - with reminders when to test your blood glucose
Intended to help people with epilepsy manage their condition, together with relevant medical professionals.
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.
Shows citizens of EU Member States how to apply for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
Aims to help the user overcome fear of flying.
Intended to improve the chances of conception.
Diet and weight-loss journal that offers an online ‘account’ to track food consumption and exercise levels.
Allows users to report their experiences in hospital.
Provides nutritional information on foods, with the aim of helping a user with diabetes to lose weight, and to manage diet.
“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 ExcellenceDiabetes 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
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.
Blood-sugar and weight tracker.
Allows the user to search for gluten-free food products in the Netherlands.
App that aims to help a user manage blood-sugar levels through healthy eating.
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
Quick, simple, self-applied hearing test that does not require an appointment with a medical professional.
Carbohydrate counter with a food database.
Educational app about ankylosing spondylitis (AS).
Blood pressure tracking-and-analysis tool.
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.
Measures heart rate and pulse.
Diabetes-management and personal-health app that allows a user to record and track personal health-related information.
Medication reminder aimed at people living with HIV/AIDS.
Allows a carer to list their network of important personal contacts, and to share information with the contacts.
Allows immediate access to articles in four American Diabetes Association (ADA) journals: ‘Diabetes’, ‘Diabetes Care’, ‘Diabetes Spectrum’, and ‘Clinical Diabetes’.
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.
Food and exercise diary aimed at European users.
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.
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 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).
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.
Allows a user to set weight-loss goals, establish a daily calorie budget to meet them, and to record food consumption and exercise levels.
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.”
Web-based app for detecting disease outbreaks earlier than conventional surveillance methods.
Collection of over 2,500 medical terms, explained and cross-referenced.
Aims to help the user overcome fear of flying.
Helps to manage medications by storing a list of the user's medicines, doctors and pharmacists.
“ ‘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
List of 12,500 food-and-beverage products sold in Spain. For people with gluten intolerance.
Medication manager and reminder app for people with a mental health problem.
“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
Aims to help people with asthma (aged over 12) to manage their condition.
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/
Aims to provide the user with new perspectives on the task of managing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Portable health record that can be shared with doctors or anyone else involved in a user’s healthcare.
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.
Directs parents of babies to the nearest public baby-changing facilities in the UK.
App about the subjects of neurology and neurosurgery.
Allows the user to check personal medical symptoms, and, if necessary, receive telephone advice from a call operative within an hour.
Allows runs to be mapped, and progress tracked.
Tracks indoor and outdoor exercise activities, and indicates how many calories were burned.
Lifestyle planner for managing changes in nutrition and exercise regimes—one potential aim of which might be slowing the progression of diabetes, for instance.
Aims to help people on oral anticoagulant therapy (OAT) to monitor and control their medication routine.
Brings a magazine-style interface to information about research into cures for rarer, more-neglected, diseases.
List containing information about rare diseases.
Tool to help patients manage chronic pain or sports injuries.
Provides information about Parkinson's disease, treatments, and living with the condition.
Contains 900-plus patient-information leaflets about health and specific medical conditions.
“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
Demonstrates how to perform a series of exercises intended to ease and prevent pain and discomfort in muscles and joints.
Aims to give people with Parkinson’s disease (and their carers) real-time management of the condition.
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/
Pedometer tracks steps taken, speed achieved, laps covered, distance traveled, and calories burned.
Reminder to take medications on time.
Reminder to take medications on time.
Daily-updated summary of pollen levels and dispersal in Norway.
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
Tool that helps people remember, and manage and organise their lives.
Provides information on how to conduct cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
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 free, safe 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
Provides information on how to carry out cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), with a particular emphasis on aiding victims of choking.
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.
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.
"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
Helps people with rheumatism monitor their condition.
Provides information on how to conduct cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for adults.
Prescription reminder that alerts the user to the need to take a prescription.
56 coeliac-friendly recipes for people with gluten intolerance (many of the recipes in several serving sizes).
Biorhythm alarm clock.
“The Smoke Free app is awesome. I just downloaded it couple of days ago, and it has been so helpful.” “I used this app as well, it was super helpful. The missions stop at 30 (or 31), but you continue to get badges, and it will keep asking you to write in the little diary they give you. It’s a really good way to stay focused on your goal, and all the little gifs they give you when you complete a task are pretty entertaining too.”Both entries on the StopSmoking blog (or ‘subreddit’), Reddit social networking site, USA | http://bit.ly/1syvgqV
Supports early learning for children with Down’s syndrome.
Game that shows images of parts of the human body, and is intended to test knowledge of anatomy.
The application provides an insightful and interesting way to provide useful information on sexual and reproductive health, including prevention, testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, in accordance with valid scientific and professional knowledge.
Whether it's a risk check, a quiz of knowledge, information or recommendations, we believe everyone will find something for themselves. With responsible sexual behaviour and regular medical examinations, this is a good way to improve your information and your own knowledge to preserve and improve your sexual health.”Developers, including patient association Croatian Association for HIV and viral hepatitis | http://bit.ly/2swP8Bj
“Stroke is not only the No. 4 cause of death in the United States, it’s also a leading cause of severe, long-term disability. That's why it’s important to take action immediately. Research conducted by The American Stroke Association shows that patients who take a clot-busting drug, or thrombolytic, within three hours of their first stroke symptom can reduce long-term disability from ischemic stroke – the most common type, accounting for about 87% of all cases. When you know the signs of stroke, the life you save could be your own or someone else's. Learn to spot the signs of stroke, or spot a stroke F.A.S.T. (Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 911) with the help of our mobile app for iphone/ipad. Your life is in your hands."‘Go Red for Women’, American Heart Association (AHA), USA | http://bit.ly/1hgCCXW
Spruce is an app developed by the British Liver Trust (@livertrust) to help people drink less frequently
“Unlike many other alcohol-related apps that try to get their user to do the impossible task of logging down every drink on a night out, Spruce is the first which focuses on the frequency of drink throughout the week.”
“Spruce users choose a weekly goal of three consecutive days of no drinking, and choose which days they will be ‘dry’. The user is then given gentle reminders on their progression, allowing them to monitor their intake and given ideas of non-alcohol activities to engage in.
For many people it’s easy to fall into the habit of having a drink most nights. Drinking even small amounts frequently is unhealthy and can lead to liver disease. But taking just three consecutive days off a week can reduce the chances of liver damage.
Three consecutive days is both achievable and beneficial; it helps people plan their week so that they can still socialise and have a drink if they want to, but are also aware that they need to take some time off drinking alcohol.
In our controlled test people who used Spruce were three times more likely (64%) to achieve three days dry than the control (23%).”British Liver Trust, the UK patient organisation which developed the app | http://bit.ly/2HI8VSa
Intended for people whose panic attacks are due to panic disorder (not suitable for other forms of anxiety).
Provides people with more than 40 audio ‘tips’ from fellow anxiety sufferers on how to manage anxiety and stress.
Sun protection tool.
Up-to-date details on pollution levels across the county of Sussex, England.
Allows people with anxiety, brain injury, depression, post-traumatic stress, or stress to monitor their moods and their general well-being.
Users choose a theme they want to explore such as ‘perfectionism’ and 'comparing myself to others' and scroll through a list of associated symptoms and unhelpful beliefs. They can read or listen to short insights that challenge those beliefs.
The app allows users to share an insight with others, set up reminders to read or listen to it at a certain time of the day, and set up trigger alerts where the insight pops up on screen when the user goes to certain locations.”App library funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Health, and curated by the health website `Health Navigator’, which includes representation from patient groups. | http://bit.ly/2AJwd53
Diabetes logbook for the recording and tracking of factors affecting blood-sugar levels. Nutritional information is also provided.
Aims to help people eat more healthily by demonstrating the effectiveness of the traffic-light rating of food content which appears on food packaging.
App intended to help first-responding members of the public who happen to be on scene when someone requires cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
App for anyone who wishes to help consumers of opiate drugs (such as codeine, fentanyl, heroin, methadone, or morphine), including their family, friends, social welfare workers, and the drug consumers themselves.
Provides information on vaccines and vaccination.
Aims to help the user overcome fear of flying.
Exercise instructor and fitness-activity planner.
Allows the user to follow the progress of World Child Cancer projects around the world, and to find out more about how cancer is faced by children in the developing world.
Pill reminder with customisable features
“I use an app called 'Your Medicine 1-2-3 Pro' to track my medication dosage, timing, when I need to fill my prescriptions, and how often I'm using my PRNs (medicines that are taken as needed) ... my doctor asked me to track that. It's simple, hugely customisable, and I don't find it annoying.”
Audio-based exercise app intended to provide motivation to run/jog.
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