Apps to help you manage your health and wellbeing

There are lots of apps to help you remember and manage your life day-to-day.

Aventurine Mood Improver

Aventurine offers a fast and easy way to record and reflect on users' mood, thoughts and impulses. It embodies core CBT techniques and guides users to develop more flexible and positive thinking styles. Positive and negative experiences are catered for.

Available on Google Play Store

 

 

 

Biteappy

Biteappy is a worldwide restaurant search for people with food allergies, intolerances and special diets. It covers gluten free, nut free, dairy free, MSG free, preservative free and other ingredient-requirements, such as celery and mustard and so on, as well as special dietary requirements including Vegan, Kosher and Halal.

Available on iTunes App Store and Google Play Store

 

 

 

Change4Life Sugar Smart

The Change4Life Sugar Swaps app is designed to show quickly and easily how much sugar is in the food and drink you're having. Just scan the barcode and see how much sugar is in a product and keep track of the last 10 products you've scanned.

Available on iTunes App Store and Google Play Store

 

 

 

DigitalMeds

DigitalMeds is a powerful multichannel Binaural Beat generator. It requires headphones and creates two different tones that are played in each ear. By playing highly customised audio sessions you can tune your mind to alleviate stress and anxiety or manage pain and headaches.

Available on iTunes App Store

 

 

 

Digipill

Digipill uses psychoacoustics to allow you to unlock your subconcious and change your mood, perception or even your behaviour. The app can help beat insomnia, lose weight, increase motivation, reduce stress and explore your mind.

Available on iTunes App Store and Google Play Store

 

 

 

First Aid App

The First Aid App contains the latest first aid advice and protocols for dealing with emergency situations. It is simple to follow with illustrated guides and voiced instructions. The app doesn't replace the benefits of learning first aid on a course, nor is it as in depth as a full first aid manual. But it will help users to know what to do in those first few crucial moments when basic knowledge of first aid can make a difference.

Available on iTunes App Store and Google Play Store

 

 

 

Fitocracy

A fitness app inspired by the video game world, Fitocracy makes exercise fun. Use the app to track your workouts, earn points, unlock achievements, beat quests and slay the laziness dragon in you. When you join Fitocracy you join a Facebook-stsyle social networkof supportive "Fitocrafts" who will keep you motivated on your journey with daily inspiration and advice.

Available on iTunes App Store and Google Play Store

 

 

 

Mywellness

Mywellness helps users improve their lifestyle by accessing personal activity data on the go. Collect moves throughout the day with the goal of gradually increasing activity levels to improve wellbeing. Users can link to other applications including GPS trackers and nutrition trackers as well as body measurement devices for the home.

Available on iTunes App Store and Google Play Store

 

 

 

My FitnessPal

MyFitnessPal has a database of more than two million food items making it easy for users to keep track of calories and so much more. MyFitnessPal can be used with all diets whether you're going low carb, high protein or just trying to eat healthier.

Available on iTunes App Store and Google Play Store

 

 

 

Medilinked

Medilinked is a personal health record that enables users to build their health picture online and share it with their network of trusted healthcare providers. Once connected, users can get health advice in real time and chat instantly to their health providers by voice, text, email and video - all from inside the secure Medilinked account.

Available on iTunes App Store and Google Play Store

 

 

 

SAM

SAM is a self-help app for users who want to learn to manage their anxiety. Established methods of self-help have been combined with high standards of usability to provide an engaging, flexible and practical resource.

Available on iTunes App Store and Google Play Store

 

 

 

Self Evident App

Whether you are a victim or a witness the Self Evident app is the smart way to report crime and provide evidence to the police. It makes it easy to:

  • safely store photo and video evidence of the crime
  • record a reliable statement
  • validate the evidence you have captured; and
  • file a crime report with the police from your smartphone


Available on iTunes App Store and Google Play Store

 

 

 

Visual Attention Therapy

Visual attention therapy helps people with visuospatial neglect improve scanning abilities while helping rehab professionals provide more efficient and effective therapy. Using traditional cancellation exercises, the evidence-based standard for testing and treating neglect, this professional cognitive training app is loaded with benefits that are only available through technology.

Available on iTunes App Store

 

 

 

WebMD

WebMD offers physician-reviewed health content and constantly updated information about maintaining a nutritious lifestyle. The "Healthy Target" section lets you establish goals for your eating and exercise habits and then gives actionable insights at the end of each week. Enter your symptoms and find possible causes on the app as well as common treatments for the diagnoses. While WebMD cannot take the place of your general practice physician the app is a great resource for sustaining a healthy diet and routine. The app is free.

Available on iTunes App Store and Google Play Store

 

 

 

Pillboxie

The Pillboxie app reminds you to take medications at the scheduled times you set. Customise your medications by colour and drag them into the sectioned pillbox graphic to easily organise your prescription schedule. This useful app ensures you will never again forget to take your daily medications. This app is free.

Available in iTunes App Store and Google Play Store

 

 

 

Epicurious

This app contains more than 30,000 recipes that have been carefully compiled from quality cooking sites. Epicurious offers reviews, tips and pictures shared from users for each recipe. Synch your shopping list for quick retrieval at the grocery store and organise favourite recipes on this cooking app. Epicurious lets you browse by holiday and even go hands-free using a voice control function titled "Cook Mode". This recipe-packed tool combines many valuable capabilities into one seamless app. The app is free.

Available in iTunes App Store and Google Play Store

 

 

 

iMutt

Animals provide great companionship for older people but they can also be time-consuming and expensive to care for. The Dogs Trust has a game that allows users to feed, play, walk and interact with a virtual pooch without the need to pay a vet's bill or trudge in the rain. This app is free.

Available in iTunes App Store

 

 

 

Clock Face Test

This app is a cognitive test to evaluate for dementia. Users are asked to drag numbers to the appropriate place on the clock and the app assesses their performance. This app is free.

 

 

 

Communication Tool

This app has over 500 pictures, plus you can download your personal ones, to help someone with dementia to communicate more easily as well as allowing for reminiscence exercises, memory prompts and other mental exercises. This app is free.

Available on iTunes App Store and Google Play Store

 

 

 

FallSafety Pro

FallSafety Pro monitors for falls using the sensors built into your iPhone or Android phone. Using an advanced fall detection algorithm, the accelerometer and other device sensors, FallSafety Pro accurately detacts falls while limiting false alarms.

FallSafety Pro also detects person-down events.

Available on iTunes App Store and Google Play Store

 

 

 

Motion Doctor

Anyone can have an injury at any age and often, in order to recover, physical therapy is necessary. This app is a great physical therapy aid where you will find a reference guide that will help you or a loved one recover from various injuries.

Available on iTunes App Store

 

 

 

Kindeo

Kindeo is an app that helps older people tell their life story on video capturing important memories and wisdom built up during their lifetime to share with current and future generations of their family.

The founders of Kindeo came up with the idea after losing relatives and wishing they had asked more about their history whilst they were still alive.

The app has been specially designed to ensure it is as easy to use for older people as possible and it employs a simple, question based, design to help tease out stories about someone's life. The answer to each question is recorded as part of a short video and in the coming weeks new features mean users can add photos and text to their stories.

Available on iTunes App Store

 

 

 

Red Panic Button

Cost: plus fees for some features

There may be times when a primary caregilver needs to go to the shops, step outside to get the post or run an errand. Anything can happen, so providing your loved ones access to immediate help during the time they are alone is important. This app allows you to input both your information as well as your loved one's should an emergency occur. In order to report an emergency or a need for assistance, seniors simply open the app and hit the red button in the middle of the screen. While the app charges for some features that's a small price to pay for safety

Available on iTunes App Store and Google Play Store

 

 

 

Babylon

Talk to Babylon for fast advice on what to do next if you're feeling unwell. Dial a doctor in a jiffy. GP appointments are available 24/7 and can easily be arranged from your phone. Babylon sends prescriptions to your front door, office or local pharmacy. Choose next day delivery UK-wide or same day delivery if you're in London. We'll even get it to you when you're abroad. Babylon lets you track test results, activity levels and health info so you always have an up to date picture of how you're doing. Add family members to your account so you can all enjoy instant medical advice and easy GP appointments. You can pay for an appointment with a GP or book free appointments with your own GP.

Available on iTunes App Store and Goggle Play Store

 

 

 

 

Pacer Pedometer & Step Tracker

Pacer is like having a walking buddy and fitness coach in one app. Our personalised fitness plans and guided workouts help you achieve your unique fitness goals. You'll get motivation and support to get more active by joining groups and becoming a part of our amazing Pacer community. Work out anywhere, any time, with Pacer.

Available on iTunes App Store and Google Play Store

 

 

 

Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock

Waking up easy is all about timing. Sleep Cycle alarm clock tracks your sleep patterns and wakes you up during light sleep. Waking up during light sleep feels like waking up naturally rested without an alarm clock.

While you sleep you go through cycles of sleep states. The first state in a sleep cycle is light sleep, followed by deep sleep and a dream state referred to as REM-sleep. A full sleep cycle lasts about 90-minutes and is normally repeated several times each night.

Your movements vary with each sleep phase. Sleep Cycle uses sound analysis to identify sleep states by tracking movements in bed. Sleep Cycle uses a wake up phase (30-minutes by default) that ends at your desired alarm time. During this phase Sleep Cycle will monitor signals from your body to wake you softly when you are in the lightest possible sleep state.

Available on Google Play Store

 

 

 

Instant Heart Rate Monitor

Instant Heart Rate is the most accurate Heart Rate Monitor app for any smartphone and it does not need external hardware. Use it for optimising your exercise and to track your progress.

Install it now and keep fit. Download the Pro version for unlimited tracking and no ads.

Accuracy is constantly tested by fitness coaches, athletes and 25-million users like you.

Place the tip of your finger on the phone's camera and in a couple of seconds your HR will be shown.

A real-time chart will show your heart beat rhythm pace.

It uses your phone's built-in camera to track colour changes on the fingertip that are directly linked to your pulse. This is the same technique that medical pulse oximeters use. Many of our users have cardiovascular disease, stroke, Afib (atrial fibrillation), heart attacks, stress and diabetes.

Available on iTunes App Store and Google Play Store

 

 

 

 

 

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