App to help people with adrenal insufficiency manage their condition and get appropriate treatment in emergencies
“The Adrenal APP helps the patient ensure that crucial medical information is available at any time of the day or night, wherever the patient and his or her smartphone are together.
The app helps to collect and access this crucial information.The app on a smartphone makes it possible to explain instantly that the patient has an adrenal disorder and that he is dependent on hydrocortisone.
This means: “inject first, talk later”, and that is an essential instruction for the ambulance crew and for the staff in the emergency department. Importantly, they can verify this in the (Dutch) ambulance crew’s Protocol for Adrenal Insufficiency.”Johan G Beun, Co-ordinator BijnierNET/AdrenalNET, a virtual network of patients, healthcare practitioners and informal carers, which developed the app | App information submission to myhealthapps.net
Provides information on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), dieticians and hospitals, and on the activities of France-based patient group, Association Francois Aupetit (AFA).
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
Logs asthma activity, medicines, triggers, and peak-flow readings in diary and graph form.
Simplified phone ‘home’ screen for older people, and for people with visual impairment (and even for anyone who dislikes numerous phone icons).
Provides information about breast cancer, and about treatment of the condition.
“BuikBuddy was developed for people with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
The app has a medical diary where you can monitor your disease progression. You can also set medication reminders.
Other possibilities of BuikBuddy:
Allows a user to find nutritional information about food, and to track meals, exercise and weight.
Diabetes management app for people with type-1, type-2, gestational, latent-autoimmune diabetes of adulthood (LADA), or secondary diabetes.
Carbohydrate-/meal-logging app and medication calculator.
Voice-recognition app that turns spoken words into on-screen text, which can be used as notes or as email.
Speech-recognition app that allows the user to conduct Internet searches on the phone through voice commands.
Intended to help people with epilepsy manage their condition, together with relevant medical professionals.
Shows citizens of EU Member States how to apply for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
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:
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
Allows the user to search for gluten-free food products in the Netherlands.
Quick, simple, self-applied hearing test that does not require an appointment with a medical professional.
Carbohydrate counter with a food database.
Helps people with diabetes to track and manage blood-sugar levels.
Allows a user to communicate through audio files, images, pictures, symbols, and video (one adult female voice) by touching an image, which the app then reads out.
Pedometer tracks steps taken, speed achieved, laps covered, distance traveled, and calories burned.
Scans and recognises text documents, bills, business cards, whiteboards, etc, then allows the text to be shared across computers and with other people through the ‘cloud’.
Contains a trio of facilities for people with psoriasis (and their carers): a calculator to assess the severity of the condition; a questionnaire on the impact of the condition; and a newsfeed on dermatology subjects.
Diabetes logbook for recording and tracking blood-glucose levels, blood pressure, carbohydrate intake, and medication.
Supports early learning for children with Down’s syndrome.
Interactive app that allows children with Down’s syndrome to learn at their own pace.
App enabling adults and children with communication difficulties to express their views
“The Talking Mats app can be used as an interactive tool to help a person express their opinions, choices, ideas and preferences. The app is specifically designed for people with communication difficulties to express their ideas on a wide range of topics through a structured discussion format.
…Talking Mats incorporate the use of pictures to facilitate discussions. A person can choose the pictures they would like to have available then sort them under a visual scale (e.g. yes/no/maybe).
…The app provides instructions and has a simple display with pictures that can be moved on the screen.
…The app is motivating in itself to use as a person is able to choose between a range of symbols to communicate their preferences to another person. A person can move symbols on the screen to reflect their thoughts and preferences. The app does not produce any sounds and is designed to use interactively during conversations.
…A person can import their own pictures to the Talking Mat, thereby making it more relevant to their day to day living activities.
The app can provide a visual framework to guide conversations and may be used to:
Many people with Autism are visual learners, therefore presenting information in an interactive, visual form may appeal to many people and support a person to express themselves.”Autism apps, a website run by the Autism Association of Western Australia, a not-for-profit service provider, research and patient advocacy organisation | http://bit.ly/2QoIpoB
Is meant to be one of world’s largest directory of public lavatories/restrooms, with over 60,000 listed and mapped by users through crowd-sourcing.
Aims to help people eat more healthily by demonstrating the effectiveness of the traffic-light rating of food content which appears on food packaging.
Aims to help the user overcome fear of flying.
Toilet finder app.
“WC ASAPP is a geo-localisation app that helps people find a toilet close to them. General information about these toilets (distance, score, opening times, hygiene level, costs, etc.) is also provided. The app automatically takes you to the toilet of your choice. Users are invited to rate the toilets. You can also add new toilets.
Through crowdsourcing, the app will contain more and more toilets with useful information. The app was originally designed for people with inflammatory bowel disease, but the app is made available free of charge to anyone who wants to find a toilet quickly. WC ASAPP (developed by AbbVie) can be downloaded for free via Google Play or in the Apple App Store.”
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.
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