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 toGoogle Play(android) and for a detailed review, see Reviews.
✔ 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
Date of review: August 2017 Platform reviewed: Android Version: 1.3.6 Download size: 6.13 MB
The following are articles about apps for epilepsy
Credits: Editorial team.
Last reviewed: 16 Aug 2017
Reviewer: Jeremy Steinberg, GP Registrar, RNZCGP Date of review: December 2017 Comments: "This app is useful for people who suffer from seizure disorders and their caregivers. Users can track seizure trends, monitor and compare treatment response, identify potential triggers, receive medication reminders and more effectively share data with their doctor. This is a very high quality journal application that allows users to easily log seizures and related information. Users can note whether rescue medication was used, seizure type, possible triggers, activity and location (all customisable). The app has good data visualisation. For people undertaking a ketogenic diet, they can track ketone levels and compare levels with seizures. This app appears to have had input from doctors during its development." Safety concerns: None New Zealand relevance: No concerns
Reviewer: Kinu McCarthy, Epilepsy Speciality Clinical Nurse Date of review: March 2018 Comments: "This app is useful for patients with epilepsy, their support persons, and clinician. The app makes it easy for patients to record their seizure frequency and to produce reports, and for clinicians to see seizure trends. However, from a usability perspective, it is difficult to press the seizure button when you are having seizure with altered awareness, so the recorded time and duration of the seizure might not be accurate. Also an editing option for alarm setting for medication reminder would be helpful." Safety concerns: None New Zealand relevance: No concerns
Formal MARS review
The formal app review is based on the Mobile App Rating Scale (MARS) developed by researchers at Queensland University of Technology, Australia.(1) It is designed to score apps on a few comprehensive dimensions — engagement, functionality, aesthetics, and information quality. Each dimension comprises several items which are rated on a 5-point scale from “1. Inadequate” to “5. Excellent”.