Ideas for a new health app

Do you have an idea for an app that you would like to see? Submit a short summary of your idea here and tell everyone why you think it would make a great app. Your idea could be an app for patients, an app that helps people maintain a healthy lifestyle, or something to help health professionals.

Ideas for a new health app

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Health for teens

An app that encourages children and teenagers to "be FIT" ie skin clearance/spot reduction, weight management, toning, confidence, by giving hints and tips on healthy eating and physical activity. Needs to be customised to individual with special days noted, such as birthdays and celebratory days to highlight that treats are fine but not every day. To include motivational messages such as "after 3 days of drinking more ...more »

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Special Diet App

"Special Diet App" Lots of people are on special diets e.g. my Mum is on a "low salt diet" but what does that really mean and what ingredients can she cook with, what tasty recipes can she try (food without salt can often taste bland) what foods should she avoid? I think lots of people would find such an app helpful. They can use the app when out shopping or planning meals. Other examples include low fat diets, high ...more »

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'Locate you' and 'Top 5.'

2 Different ideas; 1. Locate you: An app that locates you within the hospital and on entry of the clinic name/ward directs you to where you need to be within the hospital. Time and again we see patients, visitors and even staff lost within hospital corridors, unable to comprehend the hospital maps. This is a simple app which reduces stress and late arrival to appointments. 2 - Top 5: An app that holds the top 5 frequently ...more »

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Peak Flow Diary

App that allows patients to easily record/track peak flow readings with great/easy visual presentation of readings. Would facilitate sharing of readings with health professionals and might be especially helpful to engage younger patients with uncontrolled asthma. I realise there are already existing apps that do this, but perhaps a NHS (re)branded version might encourgage health professional to encourage patients to use ...more »

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Tamagotchi Tot or Teen

Hopefully we're all familiar with the Tamagotchi pets. Using a similar idea the Tamagotchi could be a growing child (tot or teen). If the owner of the Tamagotchi Tot or Teen doesn’t make sure that it follows national health recommendations such as eating 5 a day and exercising for 60 minutes per day, the Tamagotchi Tot or Teen will become overweight & poorly. The goal been that the owner keeps their Tamagochi Tot or Teen ...more »

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