The Most Innovative Mobile Apps for Healthcare Customers: Editor’s Review

Jun 24

 

By blending hardware and software innovations, mobile apps bring to light new opportunities for diagnoses and better treatment for patients.

 

Below please see our choice picks of the Mobile Applications, developed by different companies, that bring the most innovation to the members of healthcare organizations.

  1. Abilities Blink Control is an Android Tablet Application. It was created to help communicate with those people who are paralyzed because of stroke, ALS or other neurological diseases.

     

    The Application uses the front-facing camera of the device to input the information. The eye blinks are tracked by the camera and transformed into cursor movements on a display. Blinking the left or right eye moves the cursor to the left or right side on the display respectively, and blinking both eyes at once is equal to the “Enter” command of a computer keyboard.

     

    The features of this application include a set of predefined commands for a patient to choose from, as well as for text-to-speech communication, sending SMS, and even controlling Bluetooth-enabled TV.

     

  2. Asthmapolis uses mobile technology to help patients with asthma and COPD to control their diseases.

     

    The app wirelessly connects the phone with a special sensor that is placed on the top of  a patient's rescue or relief inhaler. The sensor synchronizes with the mobile application and automatically collects the data about use of medication. There is no need for the patients to remember to take notes about the symptoms.

     

    The application goes beyond simply tracking the symptoms and frequency of medication and analyzing the time and place of taking the medication. It also helps identify the triggers of asthma attacks by localizing the particular areas on a built-in map or defining the time of day when the attacks are more likely to happen. The app provides the users with helpful advice based on their symptoms.

     

    By reviewing the data collected with the app, physicians will be able to provide better therapy to patients.

     

  3. Doctor Mole   helps identify if a mole is potentially malignant. This App uses the camera on a smartphone that is integrated with advanced Augmented Reality Technology.

     

    Doctor Mole automatically scans the mole and gives instant risk feedback in real time. It provides the users with detailed analyses of moles using Asymmetry, Border, Color, Diameter and Evolving (ABCDE) criteria. Doctor Mole is dedicated to creating a greater awareness about the dangers of skin cancer and teaching the users of the App to recognize the symptoms.

     

    The creators advise that this app shouldn’t be used as a substitution for a doctor’s expertise. The results received through the App should be checked with a professional if the user has any concerns.  However, Doctor Mole shows the great potential of real time computer vision technology in Healthcare Mobile Apps.

Also see IT solutions for Healthcare developed by Archer Software.

 

Olga Petrova,
Marketing Executive
@ Archer Software

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