iPhone app that allows patients to measure the degree of deformity at finger joints as occurs in conditions such as Dupuytren's disease (where contractures cause the fingers to flex into the palm). This would empower patients in the management of their condition, guide self-referral for surgical treatment at the appropriate time and allow follow up of outcomes after surgical intervention.
Your favourite existing health app
Existing android app costs £9.29, gets excellent reviews. Its a "mobile comprehensive reference of 170 orthopaedic special tests and 88 joint mobilisation techniques developed from advanced, evidence-based clinical practice. produces high quality photos with stabilisation indicators... concise descriptions, statistical data, and links to full abstracts..."
Could also be developed to speed up diagnosis.
AnswersIn Medicine Apps for the iPhone provides a suite of gastroenterology Apps designed to facilitate "anywhere any time" learning. The Apps take a Socratic approach to learning with an audio interview between a student and teacher. In this format, the student asks the teacher the questions rather than the teacher asking the student. The interview is synchronised to screen text and pictures. Although aimed at healthcare ...more »
I really liked myanaesthetic app. I found it really useful before my op and put my mind at rest.
My favourite app is...... TherapyAd.... from Therapy Advertising (http://therapyadvertising.com), it is an online directory of your local therapy clinics such as Physio, Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Bowen, Chiropody/Podiatry, Nutrition, Orthotics, Naturopathy, Pilates, Sports Massage & Sports Therapy.
Easy to use, just pop in your postcode and the mapping facility shows you where the nearest options are.
150 foods in 9 colour-coded food groups to improve heart and general health and decrease the risk of heart disease and stroke. A specially designed scoring system reflects the importance of sodium, saturated fat, omega-3, poly, and monounsaturated fat, and fiber content in deciding whether a food is heart healthy or not heart healthy. 150 Heart-Healthy Foods is intuitive and easy to use, with hyperlinks throughout to ...more »
A quick reference first aid guide with information, instructions and links to videos to help in emergencies. Maybe something similar could be integrated with NHS Direct so that it points users to an appropriate healthcare professional?
My Voice. http://myvoiceaac.com/get-myvoice/ New app designed for people with communication problems and who are using smart phones already to communicate. As an adult SLT I have one patient post TBI using it who loves it and I'm planning on recommending it to others. Finally the communication aid market is catching up with technology. Would be great for anyone learning disability fileds as well as aquired brain ...more »
Orca MD has developed 6 orthopedic patient education applications (SpineDecide, ShoulderDecide, KneeDecide, AgingSpine, FootDecide, HandDecide), 2 cosmetic patient education apps (BreastDecide, FaceDecide), & 1 for the Eye (EyeDecide). We're in the process of developing several more. Each app takes advantage of our proprietary 3D engine to educate patients about the anatomy, common conditions, best practice solutions, ...more »
Using your electronic calendar (e.g. Google calendar and gmail): - set up a repeating meeting (for you only), at times of the day/week/month/year when you want to send yourself a helpful message; e.g. a positive message, a reminder of a possible situation, actions to take if certain situations have occured, etc... - set up the meeting so that participants (you) are sent a reminder email; this will contain the title and ...more »
In November 2009 I started using myfitnesspal.com, a free online food and exercise tracker with a helpful app for iPhones and Android phones. I have lost 3 stone in weight by setting my weekly target at a lb per week.
Works on all smartphones. Tracks distance, calories and times of runs, walks or cycle rides