Skin Scan by Skin Scan
Available on the iPhone, this app scans and monitors moles for skin cancer. While it gives an automatic result for abnormalities based on user-uploaded pictures, the website warns that it is “not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice” and provides a GPS function to help the user find a nearby doctor for evaluation.
Explore this issue:March 2012
Vision Test by 3 Sided Cube
Available on all Apple devices, this app provides users with five vision tests, including visual acuity and astigmatism, as well as advice, facts and quizzes about eye care. It also offers users an optician finder.
uHear by Unitron Hearing Limited
Available on iPhone and iPod touch, this app measures potential hearing loss for users through three assessments: hearing sensitivity, speech in noise and common listening situations. It offers an audiologist finder.
iBP Blood Pressure by Leading Edge Apps
Downloadable on all Apple and Android devices, this app helps to indicate when blood pressure values are normal or high. It neither measures blood pressure nor offers a function to find a nearby healthcare professional but warns users that the app is “not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.”
Cancer Signs and Symptoms by Cancer Research UK
Available on all Apple devices, this app is designed to highlight some of the possible symptoms of cancer, without a diagnosis function. It is searchable by gender and body part but does not offer users the ability to find an oncology professional.