Smartphone Apps to Assist SCIs

SmartPhone Applications To Assist Individuals Living with a Spinal Cord Injury
 

Assistive Technology
Health and Fitness
Medical
Productivity
Travel
Reference

 


 
NEW APPS - updated 9/27/12
 

AHCA Mobile Facility Locator - Use this app to get information about health care facilities in the State of Florida.  This Facility Locater allows you to find and learn about facilities and providers.

For: iPhone, Android
Price: Free
Link: www.floridahealthfinder.gov/facilitylocator/facloc.aspx

 

CathNow - CathNow is a free smartphone app that reminds you when to cath.

For: iPhone, Android
Price: Free
Link: www.cathnow.com

 

Wheelmate - Find the best accessible restrooms and parking spaces in your area.  Play your part and start adding locations today.

For: iPhone, Android
Price: Free
Link: www.Wheelmate.us

 

Darrell Gwynn Foundation App - The only official app for the legendary NHRA driver Darrell Gwynn’s Foundation, where fans can keep up to date with the latest news, make donations, personalize devices with exclusively approved images, join the fan club and more.

For: iPhone
Price: Free
Link: itunes.apple.com/us/app/darrell-gwynn-foundation-official/id523966803?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

 

 

Assistive Technology

Whether it's the helpful app that eliminates typing on the small smartphone buttons or one that's used as a GPS tracker; these apps help improve the daily lives for individuals living with paralysis.

 

A Special Phone- This app was produced specifically for people with disabilities in order to make calling friends, family and loved ones fast and easy. To make a call, simply open the app, type in the number on the magnified keypad and shake the phone or press call. For speed dialing, users can save up to 6 contacts which can be reached through shaking the phone once for contact 1, twice for contact 2 and so on. The contact's name will be spoken to you and the phone will dial the contact automatically. It also has the capability to recognize voice commands in different languages and dialects even in situations where there is a lot of background noise.

For: iPhone
Price: $0.99
Link: www.aspecialphone.com

 

BigNames- Dialing numbers on a tiny keyboard can be challenging for anyone. Big Names is an app that enlarges contacts for easy, visible dialing. It shows your current contact list in an extra large type font making calling less of a hassle.

For: iPhone
Price: $1.99
Link: xinsight.ca/bignames

 

Dragon Dictation- For anyone with limited hand-use, Dragon Dictation will eliminate the struggle of staying in touch with family and friends via text and email. By speaking into your device (Check out Flex T9 for Android devices), this app will write your message rather than having you type it. How great is that!

For: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Price: Free
Link: www.nuancemobilelife.com

 

Dragon Go!- Dragon Go! gives you one app access to everything you want on the mobile web! You just say what you want and Dragon Go! not only hears what you say – it also understands what you want!

For: iPhone, Android
Price: Free
Link: www.nuancemobilelife.com

 

Dragon Search- By simply using your voice to say what you want to search for, Dragon Search eliminates typing. Limited hand movement isn’t an issue while using this app. Visit search engines and websites with ease.

For: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price: Free
Link: www.nuancemobilelife.com

 

FlexT9- FlexT9's 4-in-1 keyboard interface enables you to Speak-Trace-Write-Tap input.  FlexT9 powered by Dragon is a four-in-one keyboard experience that puts you in the driver’s seat for communicating how you want – when you want. And only FlexT9 gives you the power to seamlessly switch between the Speak-Trace-Write-Tap input modes as easily as it is to flip on a light switch!

For: Android
Price: $4.99
Link: www.nuancemobilelife.com

 

Help Me Now! GPS Phone Tracker- Sometimes you may get lost or need a friend to assist you as soon as possible, this app is great to have for emergencies. The GPS tracking device will send a message to your selected contacts containing your location.

For: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price: $0.99
Link: itunes.apple.com

 

Look2Learn- For anyone who struggles to verbalize their needs, this app will surely be useful. Not only does the app provide pictures and the ability for the device to announce the user’s needs, but it also allows the user to record personal messages to use at a later time when speaking may be difficult.

For iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price: $14.99
Link: www.look2learn.com

 

Proloquo2Go- The struggle to communicate verbally to others is eliminated with this app’s text-to-speech feature. There are more than 7,000 pre-set words and phrases to easily "speak" to others. Proloquo2Go also has the option to use a keyboard to write out whatever the user would like to say.

For: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price: $189.99
Link: www.proloquo2go.com

 

QwikList Voice- Ideal for those with limited mobility, QwikList Voice is a voice controlled app that allows the user to create lists, send and reply to text messages, or add an event to Google Calendar. It also has the unique option to add items to your shopping list by scanning barcodes. With available alerts to remind you what is next on your to-do list, organization will become second nature to you.

For: Android
Price: $0.99
Link: www.shahlab.org/home/apps

 

Touch Trainer- Tapping the intended icon on the screen may initially be a challenge for someone newly injured, but this app encourages the user to keep trying. Sounds and animations will appear to signify when the appropriate icon is precisely touched. As the user masters each level, the icon will slowly decrease in size to effectively challenge the user, and in effect hone his/her fine motor skills.

For:  iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Price: $6.99
Link: itunes.apple.com

 

Webtalk- This voice enabled Internet browser lets you surf the web in a few easy steps. If you have your hands tied by other daily tasks, you can use this app to listen to articles on sites such as cnn.com. This app reads the text from selected websites, so you have the freedom to continue with your daily activities while being updated on the latest news.

For: Android
Price: Free
Link: maildover.com

 


 

Health and Fitness

This category offers a wide range of apps for exercises, breathing techniques, diet trackers, sleep, and more. No matter what your level of mobility you have, these apps can help anyone strengthen their mind, body, and soul.

 

Breathe - Many of those who have suffered from spinal cord injury have difficulty controlling their breathing at first and may continue to have breathing complications. Along with rehabilitation, this app guides the user through exercises to control their breathing through varied breathing patterns. It also serves as a means of relaxation and meditation with colorful, entrancing graphics.

For: iPod, iPhone
Price: $1.99
Link: www.theautonomicpilot.com

 

Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker- Helps you regulate your caloric intake, keeping track of what foods and how many calories you're consuming. Also, provides exercises and allows you to create custom exercises. Create personal fitness and nutrition goals and track your progress.

For: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone
Price: Free
Link: www.myfitnesspal.com

 

Digital Sunscreen - Enjoy a day at the beach without worrying about getting sunburned. This handy app lets you know the UV index at your given location as well as the UV forecast. Based on personal data such as skin type and SPF, the app alerts you when you need to reapply sunscreen. Skin care is important to everyone especially wheelchair users; this is a perfect way to keep your skin and body healthy while you relax on the sand.

For: iPod Touch, iPhone
Price: $0.99
Link: digitalsunscreen.com

 

Epicurious Recipes and Shopping List- Sometimes in the kitchen we have the ingredients, but no idea what to make with them. With Epicurious, finding new, exciting recipes is easier than ever. Simply type in the ingredient and then wait for a list of recipes to show up. Form a convenient shopping list that you can take with you to the store, making it easy to check items off as you grab them from the shelf.

For: iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone
Price: Free
Link: www.epicurious.com

 

GoMeals- Nutritional value is important to many, especially individuals living with paralysis. GoMeals provides nutritional information such as the number of calories, protein, carbohydrates, and fat for thousands of food items found in grocery stores and restaurants. The app allows the user to record meals to keep track of calories consumed daily. GoMeals has the ability to locate over 175,000 restaurants within a 10-mile radius.

For: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
Price: Free
Link: www.gomeals.com

 

Instant Heart Rate- Maintaining a healthy heart rate is important for a wheelchair user. By holding up your index finger to the device's camera for approximately 10 seconds, the app will get a reading on your heart rate, and compare it to the range you should be in based on your age. *Note: Your device needs to have a camera.

For: iPhone, iPod Touch 4th generation, iPad 2, Android (device must have camera)
Price: Free
Link: www.instantheartrate.com

 

iStretch- Stretch and lengthen your upper body while sitting in your chair. Not only will it ease your sore muscles, it will relieve stress and tension in your neck, shoulders and upper back leaving you feeling more relaxed and ready to unwind from your day.

For: iPhone, iPod Touch
Price: $1.99
Link: www.officestretchapp.com

 

Meditations for Overcoming Life's Stresses and Strains- Renown author and cancer specialist, Dr. Bernie Siegal created this app to reduce the stress in people's lives by guiding them on an introspective journey to find and comfort the root of negative thoughts, issues of your past and grief through affirmations and digital imagery. This meditation will help you find inner peace and may allow you to sleep better and fight fatigue.

For: iPhone, iPod Touch
Price: $5.99
Link: oceanhousemedia.com

 

Myotomes- This app tests neurological motor skills by administering self examinations that pertain to the movement associated with each vertebrae. Divided into categories of upper limbs, lowers limbs and reflexes, the entire nervous system is covered by listing the muscle movement and nerves that are controlled by each vertebra.

For: iPhone
Price: $0.99
Link: www.codev.co.uk/myotomes

 

MyPlate Calorie Tracker- For wheelchair users, losing weight can come as somewhat of a challenge. However, Livestrong.com has produced an app that helps approach weight loss in an easier, more organized fashion. Calorie Tracker works with its online database to give you a comprehensive list of over 600,000 foods and exercise items that allow you to track your caloric intake for the day. This is a simple way to be mindful of your eating and a sure way to shed the pounds.

For: iPhone
Price: $2.99
Link: www.livestrong.com/thedailyplate/iphone-calorie-tracker

 

Physiotherapy Exercises- This app displays over 600 exercises for people with spinal cord injuries and other neurological conditions. You can filter the search through a variety of categories such as condition, body part, equipment available and age categories. The purpose of this app is to improve strength, flexibility and fitness. It was created to promote an independent lifestyle by creating exercises that do not require manual handling from physical therapists.

For: iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
Price: Free
Link: www.physiotherapyexercises.com

 

Proactive Sleep Alarm Clock - This app's innovative features include a sleep and habit diary that tracks sleep amount, time of sleep, difficulty falling to sleep, in addition to mood, productivity, exercise, diet, caffeine, alcohol, and medication use. You can wake up to your choice of three songs from your iTunes library and you can even shuffle them if you're trying to catch more beauty rest. But when you can finally pry your eyes open, you will be greeted by a game that stimulates your mind and measures your grogginess.

For: iPhone
Price: $0.99
Link: www.proactivesleep.com

 

RaceYourWorld Pro- With a setting specifically for wheelchair users, this app organizes and saves paths from your workouts and records and stores your personal statistics of each workout. The information is automatically sent to raceyourworld.com where a user profile must be made in order to see the results of previous workouts. These statistics are then submitted to the website's global competition which enables you to compare your statistics with the rest of the world. This app is ideal for an individual at any level of athleticism that is looking to monitor and improve their athletic performance.

For: iPhone, iPod Touch
Price: $2.99
Link: www.raceyourworld.com

 

Relax Melodies HD- For anyone who has trouble falling asleep, this is a great app. With a few taps of your finger, combine your choice of soothing sounds such as thunder, ocean waves, wind chimes, and dozens of others to create the perfect tune to drift asleep. This app allows you to name and save your favorite sound combinations to be repeatedly used.

For: iPad
Price: Free
Link: www.ilbsoft.com

 

Sleepmeter- Stop wondering how well you are sleeping and start knowing!  This application tracks your sleep habits and presents statistical and graphical analysis thereof for your amusement and enlightenment.

For: Android
Price: $3.99
Link: play.google.com

 

Waterlogged- Busy schedules take over small important tasks, such as drinking enough water to keep our bodies hydrated. With this app, you can record the amount of water you drink each day

Optimized for: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price: Free
Link: shadelsoftware.com

 


 

Medical

This list encompasses all things medical from alerts to trackers. The apps not only help to track and monitor your health, but some could even save your life! They were carefully chosen to aid and assist with issues or difficulties that may occur among wheelchair users.

 

Absorb Water- Hydration affects every function of the body and it is especially important for those living with paralysis. To lessen the risk of kidney or bladder stones, water is a crucial part to your diet. This app keeps track of your hydration level by recording anything you ingest with water content above 65%. There is a feature called Mellow Yellow that charts the color of your urine, a clear indicator of hydration, to assure that you are consuming enough water (12 glasses a day to be specific!)

For: iPhone, iPod Touch
Price: $1.99
Link: itunes.apple.com

 

Bladder Pal - This application was created to help men and women track their bladder health in conjunction with their healthcare providers.

For: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android
Price: Free
Link: www.9magnets.com

 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome- This application was designed to facilitate recovery from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. It is a disorder involving the median nerve at the wrist as it courses into the hand. The application provides an overview of this injury, including general information, assistance with pain control and a treatment approach.

For: Android
Price: $2.99
Link: play.google.com

 

Chronic Pain Tracker- Does just what the name says! This app allows users to track where their chronic pain is located, the level and a description of the problem area. It even keeps track of your medications. With this app, you will be able to tell your doctor specifics of your pain so they can treat you accordingly.

For: iPhone, iPod Touch
Price: $7.99 (Lite Version Free)
Link: www.chronicstimulation.com

 

Diabetes Buddy Lite - Diabetes is a concern among individuals living with paralysis and maintaining a healthy blood sugar level is important. This app keeps track of your blood sugar level, allowing you to notice any potential patterns in your level as it changes. You can even input other relevant information including your weight, glucose, consumption of both carbs and water, and any injections you may use.

For: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price: Free
Link: www.bhi-technologies.com

 

HeartWise Blood Pressure Tracker- People with SCI have a higher risk of contracting heart disease at an earlier age than the rest of the population. They are subject to autonomic dysreflexia, a potentially life threatening emergency that could lead to stroke. High blood pressure is a symptom of AD. Fight the statistic by monitoring your blood pressure by tracking it, charting it, even tracking diet and exercise changes to see how those affect your rates in diastolic and systolic pressure.

For: iPad, iPhone
Price: $0.99
Link: www.swengcorp.com/products/heartwise

 

IBS Symptom Tracker- Many people with SCI may suffer issues with bowel management due to the damage of the nerves that control the bowel. This app will help monitor trends in your bowel movements through momentary assessments. Your BM log can even be emailed directly to your doctor! It is a way of controlling your BM through recognizing patterns in eating and exercise that affect your BM.

For: iPod touch, iPhone
Price: $2.99
Link: www.everydaypsychologist.com

 

ICE4family- Messages can be recorded to instruct the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) members how to access your information if you are unable to speak, it can express your medical and/or health conditions, emergency contacts, or whatever information you wish. With a simple tap, you can contact emergency assistance and it will also give your location from the "My Location" feature.

For: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price: $4.99
Link: www.ems-options.com

 

Illness Tracker - Going to the doctor soon? Can you remember all the issues you have had since your last visit? Now you can have your phone do it for you. Input you symptoms, meds, and possible causes of your illnesses. The Illness Tracker will keep record and you can show your doctor everything needed.

For: Android
Price: Free
Link: play.google.com

 

Impingement Syndrome- There are many potential causes of shoulder pain, and impingement syndrome is one of the more common. Impingement syndrome of the shoulder occurs when one of the rotator cuff muscles and/or a bursa within the shoulder is compressed under a bone called the acromion as the arm is lifted overhead. Impingement syndrome is common in individuals who play sports that involve overhead motions like swimming, tennis, or throwing. It is also common to occupations where overhead activity can be repetitive such as construction or painting. This application provides an overview of this injury, including general information, assistance with pain control and a treatment approach.

For: Android
Price: $2.99
Link: play.google.com

 

iPharmacy - Anytime you need a reference about various pharmaceutical drugs, this is the perfect app to use. There is information about over 20,000 medications, all of which comes from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Information includes dosages, precautions, and much more. The app also provides an electronic discount card to receive a minimum of 10% off your prescriptions.

For: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price: Free
Link: sigmaphone.com

 

Manage My Pain- After months of medical research and development, Manage My Pain is the most effective Android app to help you record, track, analyze, and share your chronic pain.

For: Android
Price:  Free for the Lite version, $3.99 for the Pro version
Link: play.google.com

 

Mobile Wound Analyzer (MOWA)- It is a new solution for pressure ulcer treatment. Mowa is a mobile software suitable for pressure ulcer treatment. Its purpose is to provide nurses and doctors with a pocket, accessible and easy instrument able to evaluate, treat and observe lesions and pressure ulcers.

For: Android, iPhone, iPad
Price: $8.68
Link: www.healthpath.it

 

MYM3- Suicide is two to six times greater for people with spinal cord injuries compared to the non-disabled population. Paralysis causes emotions including depression, sadness, fear and feelings of loss. This app monitors your mood by supplying you with a checklist of emotions and behaviors general to those struggling with depression and anxiety. This validated checklist will serve as a tracker of your mood and can be saved to follow your progress over time.

For: iPhone, iPod Touch
Price: $2.99
Link: itunes.apple.com

 

Pillbox Alert- Keep track of the pills you have to take throughout the day by utilizing this app. Set one or a series of alarms that remind you what pill to take, the quantity and the time to take your medication or supplements.

For: Android
Price: $1.99
Link: pillboxalert.com

 

PoopLog- PoopLog is a free application that allows you to track your bowel movements using the Bristol Stool Scale. Once you record the type of bowel movement, volume, and time, PoopLog allows you to attach a note, attach a photo, and even allows you to share any part of your entry with other installed applications (such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, SMS, Email, etc..). PoopLog also features an extensive reporting option which will allow you to export your PoopLog to a text file for easy analysis by a health practitioner.

For:  Android
Price: Free
Link: www.kefsco.com

 

Rxmind Me Prescription / Medicine Reminder and Pill Tracker
Do you have trouble keeping track of all of your medications? Rxmind Me Prescription app reminds you when to take them, and allows you to check off when you have. There is over half a dozen options for reminders, including hourly and weekly.

For: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price: Free
Link: www.rxmind.me

 

Shoulder Rotator Cuff- The rotator cuff consists of a group of 4 muscles that help to hold the shoulder joint together and allow it to function. These muscles include the supraspinatous, infraspinatous, teres minor and subscapularis. A rotator cuff injury occurs when you strain or tear the tendon or the fibers of one or more of these muscles. This application provides an overview of this injury, including general information, assistance with pain control and a treatment approach.

For: Android
Price: $2.99
Link: play.google.com

 

smart-ICE- In Case of Emergency by EMS Options is an app for all smartphones that gives first responders instant access to your medical records and personal information including current medications, allergies, emergency contact information, preferred hospitals and previous surgeries. The app is exclusive to your phone with no need to worry about public, Internet access to your information. With one touch of the button, ICE will call EMS for you and speak on your behalf if you are unable to. In order to be reached safely, an alarm will sound every 2 minutes to alert EMS of your location.

For: iPhone, BlackBerry, Android
Price: iPhone- $1.99, BlackBerry and Android- $2.99
Link: www.ems-options.com

 

Understand Spasticity with Medical Animation by Focus Medical - With this application from the worldwide leader in medical animation, you can better understand disease conditions through a virtual tour of the human system in these extremely accurate and incredible animation videos.

For: Android
Price: $9.99
Link: play.google.com

 

UTI Urinary Tract Infection- Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection that affects any part of the urinary tract. Symptoms include frequent feeling and/or need to urinate, pain during urination, and cloudy urine. The main causal agent is Escherichia coli. Although urine contains a variety of fluids, salts, and waste products, it does not usually have bacteria in it. When bacteria get into the bladder or kidney and multiply in the urine, they may cause a UTI.

For: Android
Cost: Free
Link: play.google.com

 

WebMD- Simply tap and scroll to select the part of your body and symptoms that are causing you pain. The app will provide you with information about possible health conditions relevant to your symptoms, and medications that may be helpful in treating the condition. It also allows you to search for local doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies.

For: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
Price: Free
Link: itunes.apple.com; play.google.com

 


 

Productivity

Limited hand movement can make navigating through apps difficult. Stay on top of appointments, light your way at night, or access PC files with these apps.

 

GoodReader for iPad- This app is perfect for gathering all of your reading materials for business and pleasure. You can store documents for work, your favorite magazines, and novels all on one app. Files can be organized and transferred from the computer to your iPad. The app easily functions through a variety of finger motions, including tapping, free-hand writing, and typing.

For: iPad
Price: $4.99
Link: www.goodreader.net

 

iLlumination US - This handy app allows you to use your device as a flashlight as you make your way in dark places in your chair. The lighting contrast can easily be altered by swiping your finger over the screen. The screen can be locked to ensure that the flashlight stays lit as long as necessary.

For: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price: Free
Link: iphone.erikstorli.net

 

Jumi Mouse+- This app gives you the freedom to control your PC's mouse without having to sit directly in front of your computer. It also doubles as a wireless keyboard, making it easy to access files, search the web and write emails from the comfort of your wheelchair. Perhaps the most appealing feature to wheelchair users is the desktop zoom which allows you to focus, click and zoom in on any area of the screen. Requires Windows Vista/XP/7.

For: iPhone
Price: $1.99
Link: www.jumitech.com

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary HD- When you're on-the-go, use this app to easily search for definitions, synonyms, antonyms, origin, and example sentences for hundreds of words. Your searches can be nearly effortless by speaking into the device, but if you're in a quiet area, you also have the option type the desired word.

For: iPhone, iPad, Android
Price: Free
Link: www.merriam-webster.com

 

PC2Me+- This app enables you to get full access to your desktop directly from your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. It connects with your Windows desktop and allows streaming audio and video. It also allows you to view live slides and presentations right from your Apple device. There is no need to be confined to your house anymore with this app, it gives you the freedom to be on the go while staying connected to the PC world.

For: iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad
Price: $9.95
Link: www.pc2me.net

 

Shop Savvy Barcode Scanner- Find the best deals on items both online and in stores by using the camera on your phone to scan the barcode or type in the product name. Search for local stores for the product, while you’re provided with the store phone number, address, and directions. Shop Savvy also includes coupons and information about special offers, in addition to product reviews.

For: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
Price: Free
Link: shopsavvy.com

 

Use Your Handwriting/Gold- Give your fingers a rest from the tireless tapping at your keyboard by using this app. It allows you to create and organize lists in various colors, perfect for those who learn and retain information best by visual examples. In the Gold edition of this app ($0.99), you have the ability to email your lists and notes plus so much more! Those who have difficulty gripping writing instruments would find this app extremely beneficial for improving and utilizing handwriting skills.

For: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
Price: Free/Gold Version ($0.99)
Link: www.geewhizstuff.com

 

WriteRoom- A fully accessible app with a clean interface to clearly see what you are typing. It offers a wide and full screen mode to make reading and typing easier. This app has a magnified view of whatever you are typing, with size 24 font and it has the capability to send mail directly from your phone, to make typing a breeze.

For: iPhone
Price: $4.99
Link: www.hogbaysoftware.com/products/writeroom

 


 

Travel

Navigate through a crazy mall, figure out train schedules, or satisfy that growling stomach by finding a nearby restaurant. These apps are helpful when you're on-the-go.

 

CitiRollers - This app, made specifically for wheelchair users, is a guide to navigating cities on wheels. The tool allows users to locate, add and rate accessible points of interest such as restrooms, public transportation, restaurants, cafes, and wheelchair supply & repair shops. Version 1.0 of CitiRoller features location data for Boston, New York City, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., along with user-addition functionality for national and international locations.

For: iPhone
Price: Free
Link: www.citiroller.com

 

FastMall- Malls are chaotic, but FastMall navigates you through shopping malls, finding and leading you to destinations such as bathrooms, elevators, and stores of choice. The app also provides a map of the mall and clearly shows the names of the stores. No internet connection is necessary to take advantage of this useful app. There is also a feature to remember your parking spot.

For: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
Price: Free
Link: www.fastmall.com

 

Find Parking- Whenever you are driving, especially in an unfamiliar city (or country for that matter) it might be a struggle to find convenient (and legal) parking areas. By using the Find Parking app, you can search for car parks near your location and the GPS will direct you there.

For: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price: $1.99
Link: www.ondemandworld.com

 

GrubHub Food Delivery- This app lists over 15,000 dining locations (available for delivery or pickup) within 19 cities of the United States. Searches can be done by city, restaurant, cuisine, or menu item. Once you find a restaurant whose food will fulfill your hunger, your order is placed through the app online.

For: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
Price: Free
Link: www.grubhub.com

 

MetrO- Whether you like to travel the world or travel throughout your home city, the MetrO app will make it easy to find the most convenient public transportation near you. The forms of transportation tracked through this app include buses, subways, railways, and trams, all of which vary by city.

For: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Blackberry, Palm, PocketPC,
Price: Free
Link: metro.nanika.net

 

Parking Mobility- We love our motto "Don't take the blue unless it's for you!" By downloading this free app, you can use your device to take pictures of illegally parked cars. Pictures are then sent to the city's parking services, allowing the appropriate fines to be issued.

For: iPhone, Android, Blackberry
Price: Free
Link: www.parkingmobility.com

 

TripAdvisor-This app is great for frequent travelers on-the-go. Search for attractions, restaurants, and hotels near your destination by tapping letters on the virtual keyboard. After typing in a city, all you have to do is tap on a category of the dropdown menu, such as hotels, and continue your search by tapping and scrolling with your finger.

For: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Nokia, Windows Phone, Palm
Price: Free
Link: www.tripadvisor.com

 

Trippo VoiceMagix- For the traveler in all of us, this app takes the hassle out of thumbing through a phrase book while in a different country. With this app there is a way to connect with people from all over the world in 30 different languages. Simply type what you want to say and what language you would like it to be translated to, then you have the option to either view the translation in text or have it spoken to you. The phrase can then be sent directly through text message or email to sites like Facebook, Twitter and Gmail. Helpful for people of all ages and especially for those who are incapable of using their voice but want to satiate their hunger for traveling.

For: Android, iPhone
Price: $6.99
Link: www.cellictica.com

 


 

Reference

Stay up to date with information, sharpen your thinking tools, and have on hand information wherever you are.

 

ADAGuide - Americans with Disabilities Act Guide: "Access To Medical Care For Individuals With Mobility Disabilities" which contains information that will be helpful to Doctors, Hospitals, Nurses, Medical Staff and Patients.

For: Android
Cost: Free
Link: kaios-korner.blogspot.com/#!/p/android-apps.html

 

ADAGuide: Americans with Disabilities Act Guide: "ADA: Know Your Rights - Returning Service Members with Disabilities" which contains information that may be helpful to Disabled Service Members, their families and caregivers.

For: Android
Cost: Free
Link: kaios-korner.blogspot.com/#!/p/android-apps.html

 

All About Wheelchairs- Discover Everything About Wheelchairs -- What You Should Know BEFORE You Buy! You will be amazed at the different types of wheelchairs that are available.

For: Android
Price: Free
Link: play.google.com/store/apps

 

The Americans with Disabilities Act Reference- To ensure that Americans living with disabilities have the same quality of life and level of respect that those able-bodied Americans have, this app sums up the 1990 Act in an easy to manage format. Features include A.D.A. guidelines and frequently asked questions making it simple for viewers to be assured that business and individuals comply with the law.

For: iPod Touch, iPhone
Price: $0.99
Link: itunes.apple.com

 

Big Launcher- The first home screen optimized for elderly people and people with eye problems. It uses big buttons and large fonts for all the basic functions of the phone - telephone, SMS messages, camera, gallery, SOS button and installed applications. SOS button allows automatic dialing of a pre-defined number or sending an emergency text message with GPS coordinates. Buttons can be customized.

For: Android
Price $1.49
Link: biglauncher.com

 

CareConnector- Caregivers are extremely important people that provide help, strength and companionship to those in need. This app allows them to organize the healthcare information such as policy number, healthcare provider, insurance provider, and prescriptions for those they care for. This tool also comes equipped with a journal setting where the caregiver can take photos and jot down notes. It also offers the unique chance to connect with other caregivers through message boards and watch videos and view pictures that they have uploaded.

For: iPhone
Price: Free
Link: www.strengthforcaring.com

 

Disability Answers- Disability Answers helps individuals and their families who have become unable to work as a result of a physical or mental condition navigate the complexities of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Medicare. Through a series of frequently asked questions, resources, and dynamic questions Disability Answers provides peace-of-mind during the challenging moments of uncertainty and confusion that occur when someone becomes disabled.

For: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
Price: Free
Link: www.mydisabilityanswers.com

 

iLocate Physiotherapy - Find physiotherapists in your area by simply typing in your area code. A map will pop up with all the nearest locations as well as one click information including directions, addresses and phone numbers. You can even call the therapist directly from your app with one click.

For: iPhone
Price: $0.99
Link: itunes.apple.com

 

Paralyzed Veterans of America- Health-care professionals who use iPads and iPhones now have a new way to access interactive “e-book” versions of the Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine’s popular Clinical Practice Guidelines. The new, free App, available at iTunes or the App Store under ‘Paralyzed Veterans of America,’ enables users to download the e-books, which contain vital information for health-care professionals when treating individuals with spinal cord injury.

For: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price: Free
Link: itunes.apple.com/us/app/paralyzed-veteran-of-america/id441737374?mt=8

 

ParaOlympix- This app will provide you with any information you ever wished to know about the Paralympic Games. Information and results of past Winter and Summer games are available on this app complete with details of medals, how different countries placed, when new sports were added and even world records of the latest games. It also has a countdown of days till future games like the Summer 2012 games in London!

For: iPhone, Android
Price: $0.99
Link: www.zchut.info/iApps/ParaOlympix

 

QuickADA- This app gives you the regulations and codes that meet the Americans with Disabilities Act standards. It comes complete with illustrations, measurements and maps of accessible parking, ramps, doors, halls, stairs and plumbing.

For: iPhone, iPod Touch
Price: $1.99
Link: www.littlehousepublishers.com

 

Spinal Cord Encyclopedia - These apps encompass everything you need to know about the spinal cord, complete with pictures, graphics. It is a simple, compact way to get the information you desire. Features do vary.

For: iPhone
Price: $0.99
Link: itunes.apple.com 

 

Spinal Injuries Association (U.K.)- This app is a quick-reference guide to SIA’s wide range of services and activities, and contains a number of links back to the website where additional information can be found.

For: iPad, iPhone
Cost: Free
Link:  itunes.apple.com/us/app/sia/id479261707?ls=1&mt=8

 

Tecla Access- Can't access Android? Control it with your wheelchair or switches using Tecla!  Tecla is a set of open software and hardware tools that facilitate switch access to electronic devices for people with mobility impairments.

For: Android
Price: Free
Link: http://mobile-accessibility.idrc.ocad.ca/projects/tekla

 

wsTimer - The App sets local notifications (alarms) for your weight shifts, with sounds and messages, or just sounds. For this to work properly, once started you should just tap your Home button. It will currently schedule out 16 cycles.

For: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price: Free
Link: itunes.apple.com/sn/app/wstimer/id422747261?mt=8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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