Epilepsy Journal app

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

 Epilepsy Journal

By Oily Tree Applications

Features
  • Seizure log
  • Trigger recording
  • Graphs and reports
  • Reports for sharing

Clinical review

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Available from

Google Play 

Cost

Free

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) and for a detailed review, see Reviews.

PROS CONS 

✔ Easily log seizures and related information. Able to note whether rescue medication was used, seizure type, possible triggers, activity and location (all customisable).

✔ Medication reminders, and compare seizure data with current and past medications used.

✔ Good data visualisation.

✔ Track ketone levels if undertaking a ketogenic diet and compare levels with seizures.

✔ Generate a pdf report of the data to share with your doctor.

✔ There seems to have been input from doctors.

✔ Sync between devices (great for caregivers)

✘ Not available on iTunes store for Apple devices.

✘ Unable to record a video of the seizure through the app using the version reviewed.

✘ Limited information about epilepsy (there are some videos but seem to be more targeted towards medical personnel).

✘ Could not see a place to track drug levels in the blood.

Privacy and security

The app is password protected. Users create an account and log on via their email address or via Facebook or Spotify. No personal information apart from name, email address, and payment details (if subscribed) appears to be collected via the app. The app does not appear to have a privacy policy. Read more about things you can do to improve your safety and security when using apps.

Review details

Date of review: August 2017
Platform reviewed: Android
Version: 1.3.6
Download size: 6.13 MB

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The following are articles about apps for epilepsy

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