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.
Aimed at the caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s disease.
Game involving characters modelled on birds and pigs, and which is said to feature physics-based gameplay.
Aims to help the user overcome fear of flying.
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.
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).
Allows a user to find nutritional information about food, and to track meals, exercise and weight.
Designed to help the user manage medication compliance.
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.
“Life can get busy. Keeping track of your epilepsy or general well-being may not be easy. National guidelines encourage regular review of your epilepsy with your GP, but this may only be once in a year.
How do you check your risk the rest of the time?
The award-winning app EpSMon can help you self-monitor in between your visits to doctors.
After answering a short assessment, EpSMon will produce an easy to read summary showing you:• which risks are getting better• which have worsened• and which have stayed the same
So you can show this summary to your GP on your next visit. It can also help you decide whether to seek help earlier than your next planned visit.EpSMon is designed so that you can be aware of why and when a medical review of your epilepsy is important.”SUDEP action (Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy), the UK patient group which developed the app. | https://bit.ly/2IhStNe
Shows citizens of EU Member States how to apply for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
Catalogue of 80,000 formulations of 18,000 drugs available in Italy (and Europe). Searchable by characters, types of medicine, manufacturer, side effects, interactions, and others.
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
App for people living with HIV/AIDS.
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.
“The app was built with advice from Dr Licitra of the Cancer Institute of Milan, with sponsorship from us, the Associazione Italiana Laringectomizzati (AILAR), and the Federazione Italiana delle Associazioni di Laringectomizzati e Pazienti Oncologici (FIALPO), and the Associazione Italiana di Oncologia Cervico-Cefalica (AIOCC). The app is an effective tool for patients with tumours of the head or neck, and also for people who have difficulty speaking. The app allows you to activate a voice synthesiser from a repertoire of phrases that best meet the basic needs of these types of patients. You can also write short sentences to be sent to the speech synthesiser, producing either a male or female voice.”Associazione Italiana Laringectomizzati (AILAR), Italy | Source no longer available
Food and exercise diary aimed at European users.
Recognises currency, and speaks the denomination, enabling people with a visual impairment or blindness to identify and count banknotes.
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/
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.
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
App intended to help first-responding members of the public who happen to be on scene when someone requires cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
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.
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