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Self-Monitoring Medical Apps

My Baby's Beat App - Fetal Heart Monitor app

"My Baby's Beat" is currently the only medical app on iTunes' list of top 100 Paid Apps. The first ever fetal heart monitor app to be released on iTunes, "My Baby's Beat" allows pregnant women to listen, record, and share fetal heart sounds with friends via email or Facebook.

Logbook - mySugr diabetes tracker app

The No. 1 diabetes logbook app in 6 countries according to iTunes and Google Play is an FDA-registered digital journal that was created by a small team of diabetics looking for a better tracking solution. mySugr Logbook allows users to tame the "diabetes monster" through gamification - a unique approach to keeping tabs on personal medical data.


Also highly rated in iTunes and Google Play, AliveCor presents the AliveECG, an app that when combined with the Mobile ECG allows the user to detect serious heart conditions at home. The app combines the testing capabilities with a detailed journal so that the user can properly keep track of heart activity. AliveCor has been called "the leader in FDA-cleared ECG technology for smartphones," earning merits from the World Economic Forum as a "Technology Pioneer," and MIT as one of the "50 Smartest Companies in 2015."

iBP Blood Pressure

iBP is the #1 blood pressure app as rated by the leading app search and discovery platform, AppCrawlr. The app syncs with a separate device (such as the Blood Pressure Monitor offered by Withings) to bring the user detailed BP tracking and analysis at home. No manual data input is required, and users rate it highly for usability, functionality, and dependability.

Proteus Digital Health

Proteus Digital Health has developed the first Digital Medicine New Drug Application to be accepted by the U.S. FDA. A truly innovative system, Proteus' system combines sensor-embedded medication with a signal-receiving patch worn by the user. The data is collected and presented to the user via the corresponding app which provides not only medication-taking habits, but many other health indicators.

Propeller Health

Propeller Health is, "the leading mobile platform for respiratory health management." Their respiratory tracking system is quickly making changes to the way patients manage their asthma and COPD. In conjunction with a sensor device attached to the inhaler, users can track triggers and symptoms, as well as time and place of inhaler use, all on their mobile devices. The system has been featured in The Economist, Washington Post, Fast Company, Wired, and Scientific American.

Vision Test

High user ratings can also be found when considering Vision Test - an app that is exactly what it sounds like. Users can use the app to check their eyesight for a number of different issues including astigmatism, color-blindness, and farsightedness. The app includes medical facts, advice, and even provides a local optician finder.


depressioncheck is a highly user-rated mental health app which screens users to assess their risk of depression, bipolar, and anxiety disorders. Developed by M-3 Information, LLC, the test was clinically validated in a research study performed at the University of North Carolina.




Designed by Donald Hayes, Ph.D. Director of Clinical Research for Unitron, uHear was developed to allow users to test their hearing at home. Unitron is one of the fastest growing, most successful international hearing instrument manufacturers. The app is highly rated by users and is available in multiple languages.

Withings Smart Body Analyzer

The Health Mate app works with the Smart Body Scale by Withings to bring the patient the Smart Body Analyzer. The system allows the user to record and track weight, body fat, heart rate, and even air quality data simply and efficiently. The system can keep track of everyone in the family individually, and is the new Editors' Choice for Wi-Fi-enabled scales at PC Magazine.