Epilepsy Journal app

An app for caregivers and people with epilepsy wanting to record details of their seizures.

Epilepsy Tool Kit Basic features
  • No in-app advertising
  • No WiFi/Mobile data needed except for app updates and downloads
  • Data can be shared via email 
  • No social networking options
This app is awaiting clinical and user reviews. If you are interested in helping with reviews contact sandra@healthnavigator.org.nz 

What does the app do?

This app enables users to keep track of their seizures (such as duration, seizure type, rescue medication, triggers, activity, location) and record their medications (name, strength, dose, frequency). Users can view trends in their seizure frequency and generate reports of their seizure history. The app allows users to share their health information with friends, family or health professionals. 

For the complete app description, go to Google Play (android).

PROS ✔  CONS  ✘
  • Includes s video tutorial on how to use the app.
  • Various language options (mainly European languages). 
  • Numerous options for customisation including triggers, seizure locations.
  • Includes a widget (clickable 'button') that can be saved onto your home screen so you can record seizures with one click as they happen without having to open the app first.
  • Seizure duration is recorded using a start/stop timer which is not immediately easy to use for seizures that have occurred in the past. 
  • Not available on Apple App store.
  • Does not include any information or education about epilepsy. 
Date of this review: July 2017

References

The following references relate to articles about apps for epilepsy

  1. Pandher PS, Bhullar KK. Smartphone applications for seizure management. Health Informatics J. 2016 Jun;22(2):209-20.
Last reviewed: 16 Aug 2017