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).
Game involving characters modelled on birds and pigs, and which is said to feature physics-based gameplay.
Contains information on detecting, treating and managing arthritis.
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.
Diabetes management app intended to simplify diabetes management, and to be used by adolescents and younger people with diabetes.
Simplified phone ‘home’ screen for older people, and for people with visual impairment (and even for anyone who dislikes numerous phone icons).
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.
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/
“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
Diabetes management app for people with type-1, type-2, gestational, latent-autoimmune diabetes of adulthood (LADA), or secondary diabetes.
Reminder to take medications on time.
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 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
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.
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 send anonymous photos of any skin condition to a dermatologist.
Medication reminder aimed at people living with HIV/AIDS.
Food and exercise diary aimed at European users.
Diabetes management app for recording and tracking A1c levels, blood-glucose levels, blood pressure, carbohydrate intake, doctor visits, exercise activities, insulin or oral medication, weight, and other medical records.
Recognises currency, and speaks the denomination, enabling people with a visual impairment or blindness to identify and count banknotes.
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 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/
App for people with dementia and family and friends caring for them.
“With the Myinlife app you can connect family, friends and acquaintances. Together you form a support circle around your loved one with dementia. Via Myinlife you share appointments, tasks and events. For example, as a caregiver you can easily indicate where you can use help. As a friend or family member you can quickly see how you can help…
… You choose who to invite and for which activity. For example, ask who can take you to the doctor, run errands or go for a walk with your loved one. People in your circle can then indicate which activities they can help with…
…Myinlife can be used as a website, but also as an app on your smartphone or tablet.Alzheimer Nederland, the Dutch charity which developed the app | https://bit.ly/38t1gFC
Portable health record that can be shared with doctors or anyone else involved in a user’s healthcare.
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.
Allows runs to be mapped, and progress tracked.
List containing information about rare diseases.
Pedometer tracks steps taken, speed achieved, laps covered, distance traveled, and calories burned.
Reminder to take medications on time.
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.
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
Helps people with rheumatism monitor their condition.
Diabetes logbook for recording and tracking blood-glucose levels, blood pressure, carbohydrate intake, and medication.
Vocalises the written content of documents, emails, PDF files, web pages, etc, that the user has copied and pasted into the app, and converts text into speech.
Supports early learning for children with Down’s syndrome.
Interactive app that allows children with Down’s syndrome to learn at their own pace.
Game that shows images of parts of the human body, and is intended to test knowledge of anatomy.
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.
App intended to help first-responding members of the public who happen to be on scene when someone requires cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
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.”
27-question online questionnaire that assesses a user's risk of anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
‘OpenStreetMap’ that shows ramps and other disability-friendly access facilities.
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.
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