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Top 5 Iphone Essential Medical Apps

Posted on the 24 October 2013 by Naveedkhan

The Medical category of the App Store contains apps that complement the ones in the Health & Fitness section, so you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to finding apps to help you stay fit and well. It’s all very well counting calories and doing workouts down the gym, but you need to be able to keep track of your body and what it can take. The inclusion of the Skeleton System app might just help you with that. We’ve also chosen apps to help you monitor and diagnose any issues you might have – with professional standard apps that you can refer to, as well as a clever app for treating a snoring problem that affects a lot of us. There is also a pregnancy app to help you through the mountain of new information there, and you can even check out your eyesight (and discover if you’re color blind!) with a portable eye chart app.

01 Skeleton System Pro III

Price: £1.99/$2.99 Developer:
If you’re in the medical profession or even just interested in learning more about the human anatomy then this is the iPhone app that you need. Skeleton System is impressively intuitive, with gestures that allow you to zoom and ‘slice’ open various bones and parts of the skeleton. You can also view each bone by its full, Latin name, and watch videos detailing the mechanics behind joints and movement.

02 Prognosis: Your Diagnosis

Price: Free Developer: Medical Joyworks
Aimed at those in the medical profession, this app is designed to help medical staff remember the key clinical points with a range of aliments. The application presents users with ‘cases’ and medical backgrounds of patients, before providing the key points of the prognosis to show how it was reached. It’s a clever learning tool, and users can submit their own cases for inclusion within the app.

03 Pregnancy ++

Price: £1.99/$2.99 Developer: Health & Parenting
This app is designed to guide you through every stage of your pregnancy, with updates every day and HD photos of the various stages of development for both mother and baby. The app also serves as something of a personal assistant with users being able to upload a birthing plan and checklist for the hospital bag. There is even a kick and contraction counter!

04 SnoreLab

Price: Free Developer: Reviva Softworks
This is your go-to app when you want to say ‘I told you so’ to your partner about their snoring. SnoreLab allows you to record and log the levels of the snore, and then offers potential remedies to try and help solve the problem. The app generates charts so you can see if there are any patterns in your snoring.

05 Vision Test

Price: Free Developer: 3 Sided Cube Design
Reportedly around 40 per cent of people haven’t had their eyes tested in the last two years, with plenty of us guilty of taking those optician reminders and throwing them in the bin. This app ensures that you can test your eyes without leaving the house, and with a range of special tests and hugely impressive accuracy, you might give yourself more info.

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