Cycling is one of the best forms of exercise there is - and can done as part of a daily routine (e.g. going to work/shops/etc.) rather than something that needs time specially allocated. CycleStreets helps people discover practical routes for cycling, away from traffic - which are not always obvious if you're only used to driving. Just enter a start point and finish point, and CycleStreets will give you the best route! ...more »
Develop a patients exercise app for COPD, Diabetes, CHD, Obesity, and falls prevention that gives patients specific exercises to do with motivational interactive support from PTs/Physios, 'exercise buddies' and 'exercise communities' . It would also include fun activities and location finders for zumba, nordic walking, boxercise, walking4health etc with daily/weekly support functions that patients are involved in choosing- ...more »
A physiotherapy app for patients to gain further information regarding exercises appropriate to their musculoskeletal problem and advice and education would be excellent! The benefits are endless and would include: - A guide and memory aid regarding the completion of their exercise or activity programme (with videos and tips!) - A diary to record and guide their exercise programme completion (assisting with pacing) and ...more »
Tonic is an iPhone app that helps people to remember and record all their health activities. It is very easy to use, and is flexible enough to support anything health related: medications, symptoms, therapies, biometrics, food, exercise, appointments, chores, etc. By taking away the mental stress of trying to remember, and worrying whether you forgot something, Tonic makes it easier to take care of yourself every day. ...more »
This is a great app on the Android market place. It is a free dowlnload that helps you to manage and track your diet, gives information on key food items and an estimated calorie count. It acts as an exercise buddy and by providing information on food it has an educational element to help you make life changes to your diet and exercise.For more information see: http://www.appbrain.com/app/calorific-diet-tracker/com.wsl.calorific ...more »
App for a patient to record their pain levels, any set-backs (and what caused them) reminder to take their medication (if they need to) to pace their activities. How over active they are or underactive they are. Reminder to stretch and excersise
A simple daily check of your heart health using heart rate variability (HRV). HRV is an excellent barometer of a healthy body and mind - the more variability the better!
Compare against your age group and try making changes to your lifestyle to see quickly how much improvement you can make and avoid ever getting high blood pressure or diabetes.
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.
The Ap would ask similar questions to those involved in a Health Trainer assessment e.g. smoking behaviour, physical activity, alcohol consumption, height/ weight/ BMI, mental wellbeing. It would then provide feedback to the user and support them to identify areas in which they want to consider behaviour change. It would then ask the user about their confidence and motivation to make this change and support ways in ...more »