More than 40,000 applications are now available to smartphone consumers, many of them pitched at healthcare professionals and members of the public interested in their health and wellbeing.
All the evidence suggests that the medical app market can do nothing but grow. Whether it is delivering advice on improving your sleep patterns or a medical reference guide on some obscure syndrome, developers seem to have come up with an app for it.
EHI Mobile decided to find out what are the most downloaded health and medical apps in the UK for the iPhone, and for what is fast becoming a clinician’s favourite device, the iPad.
The top five - and their developers' descriptions - suggest that learning about anatomy and pregnancy are big preoccupations. Along with getting enough sleep.
"You can expand your knowledge of the organs with this app that combines 3D models, video, audio lectures, quizzes and text. It includes basic information on the brain, heart, stomach, spleen, pancreas, small intestines, reproductive organs, large intestines, kidneys, liver, skin and lungs. You can also learn about cells, tissues and organ systems."
"GasLog is a case logging application for anaesthetists / anesthesiologists. Providing an intuitive user interface, the application allows rapid data entry at the point of patient care, capturing all the information required by the UK's Royal College of Anaesthetists and other anaesthetic professional bodies worldwide."
"iBP is a blood pressure tracking and analysis tool. It uses color icons to indicate when your blood pressure values are normal, high, or may indicate hypertension. It also provides interactive graphs that allow you to display your values by weeks, months, year and time of day ."
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