|10-27-2010, 07:21 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: U.S. and Canada
Apps for your Android, BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch
This list encompasses all things medical from alerts to trackers.
The apps not only help to track and monitor your health but some could even save your life!
[Some other cool apps were added to this list.]
1. smart-ICE – In Case of Emergency by EMS Options is an app for all SmartPhones that gives first responders instant access to your medical records and personal information including current medications, allergies, emergency contact information, preferred hospitals and previous surgeries. The app is exclusive to your phone with no need to worry about public, Internet access to your information. With one touch of the button, ICE will call EMS for you and speak on your behalf if you are unable to. In order to be reached safely, an alarm will sound every 2 minutes to alert EMS of your location.
Optimized for: iPhone 3.0 or later, BlackBerry SmartPhone and Android
Price: iPhone $1.99, BlackBerry and Android $2.99
2. Pillbox Alert – Keep track of the pills you have to take throughout the day by utilizing this app. Set one or a series of alarms that remind you what pill to take, the quantity and the time to take your medication or supplements.
Optimized for: Android
Related Products: PillBox, iPills, Pill Phone for iPhone and Vitaminder Pro for iPhone - $1.99
3. Chronic Pain Tracker – Does just what the name says! This app allows users to track where their chronic pain is located, the level and a description of the problem area. It even keeps track of your medications. With this app you will be able to tell your doctor specifics of your pain so they can treat you accordingly. The latest feature on this app connects you with other people using the app via Facebook so you can speak with people who also suffer from chronic pain.
Optimized for: iPhone 3.0 or later, iPod Touch
Price: $7.99 (Lite Version Free)
4. HeartWise Blood Pressure Tracker – According to the Paralysis Resource Guide, people with SCI have a higher risk of contracting heart disease at an earlier age than the rest of the population. They are subject to autonomic dysreflexia, a potentially life threatening emergency that could lead to stroke. High blood pressure is a symptom of AD. Fight the statistic by monitoring your blood pressure by tracking it, charting it, even tracking diet and exercise changes to see how those affect your rates in diastolic and systolic pressure.
Optimized for: iPad and iPhone ($0.99)
5. Neuro Toolkit – The detailed NIH stroke scales allows you to view the details of a stroke. It tracks and logs your information and the scale of the stroke through selecting responses from a series of categories. It also comes complete with coma, outcome scales and information on anticonvulsant dosage. At the end of the evaluation, there is an option to view tPA dosing based on the patient's weight.
Optimized for: iPhone 3.1.3 or later
Related Products: Stroke Track for iPhone (Free)
6. Absorb Water – Hydration affects every function of the body and it is especially important for those living with paralysis. To lessen the risk of kidney or bladder stones, water is a crucial part to your diet. This app keeps track of your hydration level by recording anything you ingest with water content above 65%. There is a feature called Mellow Yellow that charts the color of your urine, a clear indicator of hydration, to assure that you are consuming enough water (12 glasses a day to be specific!)
Optimized for: iPhone 3.0 or later, iPod Touch
7. Help Me! – With one touch, this app will dial 911 for you. But not to worry, if you press the button by accident, a countdown which delays the call will begin where you can cancel out of the call. One easy touch could save your life or the life of others.
Optimized for: iPhone 2.0 and later
Related Products: 911 Now for Android (Free)
8. IBS Symptom Tracker – Many people with SCI may suffer issues with bowel management due to the damage of the nerves that control the bowel. This app will help monitor trends in your bowel movements through momentary assessments. Your BM log can even be emailed directly to your doctor! It is a way of controlling your BM through recognizing patterns in eating and exercise that affect your BM.
Optimized for: iPod touch, iPhone 3.1 or later
Related Apps: Bladder Diary for iPhone ($4.99)
9. MYM3 – Suicide is two to six times greater for people with spinal cord injuries compared to the non-disabled population, as stated in the Paralysis Resource Guide. Paralysis causes emotions including depression, sadness, fear and feelings of loss. This app monitors your mood by supplying you with a checklist of emotions and behaviors general to those struggling with depression and anxiety. This validated checklist will serve as a tracker of your mood and can be saved to follow your progress over time.
Optimized for: iPhone 2.2 or later, iPod Touch
10. Proloquo2go – This app gives the gift of speech to those who have difficulty or are unable to speak. Advanced features on this app include automatic verb conjugation, automatic plural and possessive nouns, over 7,000 vocabulary items, a typing view for full paragraphs and a recently spoken tab that searches phrases from 15 minutes ago to things you said a week ago. It is also easy to change viewing settings to ensure the user's ease in every aspect of this life changing tool.
Optimized for: iPod Touch, iPhone 3.0 or later and iPad
11. A Special Phone – This app was produced specifically for people with disabilities in order to make calling friends, family and loved ones fast and easy. To make a call, simply open the app, type in the number on the magnified keypad and shake the phone or press call. For speed dialing, users can save up to 6 contacts which can be reached through shaking the phone once for contact 1, twice for contact 2 and so on. The contact's name will be spoken to you and the phone will dial the contact automatically. It also has the capability to recognize voice commands in different languages and dialects even in situations where there is a lot of background noise.
Optimized for: iPhone 2.2.1 or later
12. BigNames – Dialing numbers on a tiny keyboard can be challenging for anyone. BigNames is an app that enlarges contacts for easy, visible dialing. It shows your current contact list in an extra large type font making calling less of a hassle.
Optimized for: iPhone 3.0 or later
13. Dragon Search – Use your voice to state commands that will send you through the waves of the web. Perfect for someone with very limited mobility. Just open the app, click the “tap to talk button” and voice your desired search engine/website such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, iTunes, Twitter Search and Wikipedia.
Optimized for: iPhone and iPod Touch, iPad
14. Dragon Diction – By the same people that brought you Dragon Search, this app allows you to write email and text messages through the sound of your voice. It doesn't matter the length of your message, it can range from a quick “Hello!” to a lengthy email. You can even update your Facebook status and Tweet. It is up to five times faster than typing which will save you the time and the hassle.
Optimized for: iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
Related Products: Dragon for Email for BlackBerry (Free)
15. QwikList Voice – Ideal for those with limited mobility, QwikList Voice is a voice controlled app that allows the user to create lists, send and reply to text messages, or add an event to Google Calendar. It also has the unique option to add items to your shopping list by scanning barcodes. With available alerts to remind you what is next on your to-do list, organization will become second nature to you.
Optimized for: Android 1.5 or greater
Related Products: Sound Paper for iPad ($4.00)
16. Webtalk – This voice enabled Internet browser lets you surf the web in a few easy steps. If you have your hands tied by other daily tasks, you can use this app to listen to articles on sites such as www.cnn.com . This app reads the text from selected websites so you have the freedom to continue with your daily activities while being updated on the latest news.
Optimized for: Android
Related Products: Talking Browser for iPad ($0.99)
17. iLocate Physiotherapy – Find physiotherapists in your area by simply typing in your area code. A map will pop up with all the nearest locations as well as one click information including directions, addresses and phone numbers. You can even call the therapist directly from your app with one click.
Optimized for: iPhone 2.0 or later
18. CareConnector – Caregivers are extremely important people that provide help, strength and companionship to those in need. This app allows them to organize the healthcare information such as policy number, healthcare provider, insurance provider, and prescriptions for those they care for. This tool also comes equipped with a journal setting where the caregiver can take photos and jot down notes. It also offers the unique chance to connect with other caregivers through message boards and watch videos and view pictures that they have uploaded.
Optimized for: iPhone 3.0 and later
19. Spinal Cord Encyclopedia – These apps encompass everything you need to know about the spinal cord, complete with pictures, graphics. It is a simple, compact way to get the information you desire. Features do vary.
Optimized for: iPhone
Related Products: Spinal Cord Encyclopedia D for iPhone ($0.99), Nervous System Anatomy for iPhone ($2.99), The Nervous System-iPad edition ($9.99)
20. The Americans with Disabilities Act Reference – To ensure that Americans living with disabilities have the same quality of life and level of respect that those able-bodied Americans have, this app sums up the 1990 Act in an easy to manage format. Features include A.D.A. guidelines and frequently asked questions making it simple for viewers to be assured that business and individuals comply with the law.
Optimized for: iPod Touch, iPhone 3.1.2 or later
21. QuickADA – This app gives you the regulations and codes that meet the Americans with Disabilities Act standards. It comes complete with illustrations, measurements and maps of accessible parking, ramps, doors, halls, stairs and plumbing.
Optimized for: iPhone 3.1, iPod Touch
Last edited by Darryl; 10-27-2010 at 07:28 PM. Reason: clarification
|01-30-2012, 12:17 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2012
Great List - one more to add!
This is a great list and we wanted to add Manage My Pain for Android to the list.
There are two versions on the Android Market (Lite and Pro):
The app is based on the American Pain Institute's LOCATES methodology for pain description. Today, we rolled out exciting graphing, charting, and detailed analytical capabilities to the set of existing functionality. Find out more about the app at our website, http://www.lifecontrolsoftware.com
At the end of the day, we want to make sure that our app is useful and helpful for people suffering from chronic pain, including spinal cord injuries. We are extremely interested in hearing your feedback to improve and ensure our place as the #1 Pain Management / Pain Diary / Pain Journal / Pain Tracker / Pain Log on the Android Market.
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