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Mobile Apps are great! The variety and the ideas. Everyone interested in technology either ask how these apps are created or thought about making their own apps or maybe someday make one.

If you open you're app store and type "health" you get a variety of things from drug monitors, quitting smoking, exercise apps (boxing, pilates, yoga, jogging etc), diet, pregnancy, fertility and the list just goes on.

What app did you like that is related to health and what did you like about it? Are there any changes or ideas you would want to add to your favorite "health" app?

Please share your thoughts!

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Comment by Tinna Ko on April 26, 2012 at 23:53

I have to agree mobile apps are awesome! They make life easier most of the time e.g. by providing travel information, online shopping, social networking etc

However, bearing with a clinical mind, my concern lies on how reliable are the information listed on the mobile health apps such as drug monitoring, fertility etc. 

For those apps that are designed for pulse reading and cardio monitoring.....always make me wonder how an iphone/smart phone could accurately monitor vital signs of the body and replaces expensive clinical equipment that have been used for years by clinicians?


I havent used any health mobile apps before, perhaps I should trial out myself to find out!!

Comment by Sharon Dooley on April 27, 2012 at 23:38

I havent used any health apps yet but will check them out over time.

The most useful app I have found is the Solar Battery app - check it out, works really well, and has the desired effect its creator wanted!!!

Comment by Amgad Farah on April 28, 2012 at 19:34

Speaking of solar batteries, in the topic I've chosen for my assignment health - using mobile phones to improve maternal health to overcome electricity as a barrier to the feasibility of mHealth is by using solar chargers to charge mobile phones.

Comment by Bhavisha Daya on April 29, 2012 at 9:34

I would have to suppose that this concept would be extremely applicable in developing countries and rural areas.

Comment by Amgad Farah on May 1, 2012 at 8:18

Hi Sharon! How did it go with the assignment?

About the app I checked it out and its really AWESOME but its just too bad that it doesn't charge for real. That would have been amazing. These new smart phones take up so much battery. 

Comment by Amgad Farah on May 1, 2012 at 8:33

Hi Bhavisha!

Well its really great for developing countries. In fact, they researched it in a couple of developing countries. Take a look at the link below. Its really great!

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