Smartphones can be a source of distraction sometimes, but when used properly, can certainly have a positive impact on our lives. It feels more exciting when we realize that smartphones are starting to affect our health in a positive way. This is interesting, isn’t it?
My focus in this article is on the medical iOS apps. If you look in the App Store, you will find many attractive medical apps. To narrow the list a bit however, I chose to list the 4 best medical iOS apps. Those apps were chosen based on two criteria: (i) having a rating in the App Store close to 5 stars, and (ii) having a website.
Without further ado, let me show you those apps:
Instant Heart Rate
Instant Heart Rate is an award-winning app with over 35 million users, and is rated as the number one mobile heart rate measurement app in many countries. The app uses your camera’s flash to tell your heart rate, and provides you with detailed analytics through its Revolutionary StandupTestTM (used by Olympic athletes and professional bodybuilders) about your heart’s strength, based on how hard your heart needs to work when you stand up.
Instant Heart Rate has been featured in the CNN, The New York Times, and The Guardian, and is trusted by Stanford’s leading cardiologists to be used in clinical trials.
The Glucose Buddy app is ranked as the number one app by Manny Hernandez, co-founder of TuDiabetes and Diabetes Hands Foundation. This app allows users suffering from diabetes to enter their glucose numbers, carbohydrate consumption, insulin dosages, and activities. The user is also able to view all of his/her data on the glucosebuddy.com account.
Life is a simple app that allows women to track their period, schedule cycle reminders, predict fertile days, in addition to other features.
Essential Anatomy is used over 1.1 million times each month by universities and students around the world. It is also considered the gold standard in medical reference applications since it constitutes more than 8200 structures, and is highly accurate and visually stunning.
Now, it is your turn, what is your best medical app?