Doubting Dr. Google is never a bad thing if you don’t want to worry yourself sick. Still, sometimes you need to find out what that weird rash is before sharing your symptoms with a man in a white suit. That’s where our list of the best health apps comes in. And while some doctors feel threatened by mobile health, others embrace it. To Dr Jason Hwang, it’s high-tech medicine for the masses. “The sheer inconvenience and cost of the health-care system can dissuade us from using it, and mobile-health apps can help with that,” says Hwang, co-author of The Innovator’s Prescription (R379, loot.co.za). Here are some of our picks
By MH Staff - Posted on 3rd March 2014
If some doctors feel threatened by mobile health, others embrace high-tech medicine for the masses.
This handy little app can measure, record and compare your (and others’) heart rates. Just create a profile and let your camera (yes, your phone camera) take your measurements.
Insert your personal details, like your age and gender, and it’ll generate the routine check-ups you need. The last time you went to the dermatologist? Ja, it’s a little overdue isn’t it?
Keep track of your systolic, diastolic and pulse all at the same time. Getting some concerning results? Just click a button and send them to your doc.
Headaches are tricky and personal things. If you’re a regular sufferer this app can help you identify what triggers those throbbing temples, so you can avoid them in the future.