Simplified phone ‘home’ screen for older people, and for people with visual impairment (and even for anyone who dislikes numerous phone icons).
Voice-recognition app that turns spoken words into on-screen text, which can be used as notes or as email.
Speech-recognition app that allows the user to conduct Internet searches on the phone through voice commands.
Shows citizens of EU Member States how to apply for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
App to help research early detection of Parkinson’s
“By downloading the iPrognosis app, you will donate data to the "GData" study, towards the development of early Parkinson’s disease detection tests. The iPrognosis app will record data from your everyday use of the smartphone, eg when talking on the phone or sending a text message.
Data recorded will be pseudonymised and uploaded securely on the Cloud when your phone is connected to Wi-Fi. You can choose what is being recorded and withdraw at any time.”
Recognises currency, and speaks the denomination, enabling people with a visual impairment or blindness to identify and count banknotes.
Reminder to take medications on time.
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.
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
App for support and networking for people with thalassaemia.
“ThaliMe is a much needed innovative mobile program, developed and deployed to greatly aid and improve the lives of people living with thalassaemia…TIF views this innovative approach to patient care and the use of mobile technology for patient empowerment and outreach as a critical component of the overall thalassaemia care…
…ThaliMe also helps to connect the worldwide thalassaemia community members to one another and to those who care for them. Through ThaliMe, patients are linked to private, peer to peer and peer to caregiver support networks to reduce isolation and improve the patients’ sense of support.”
- Thalassaemia International Magazine, Issue 66b, page 30
‘OpenStreetMap’ that shows ramps and other disability-friendly access facilities.
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