Swallow Prompt app

An app to help people who have difficulty remembering to swallow due to conditions such as Parkinson’s, brain injury or cerebral palsy.

Swallow Prompt By Speechtools Ltd
Features
  • Reminders to swallow
  • Tone or vibration reminders

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Security and privacy Does the app:
  • collect medical information: No
  • require a login: No
  • have password protection: No
  • have a privacy policy: No 
  • require internet access to use: No   

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What does the Swallow Prompt app do?

The app is a simple timer which provides a prompt or reminder to consciously swallow. It's useful for people who have difficulty remembering to swallow due to conditions such as Parkinson’s, brain injury or cerebral palsy. Users can set the frequency of the timer from every 1 second to every 6 minutes. The alarm can be set as a tone (sound) or a vibration so it's less intrusive.    

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PROS CONS 

✔ Adjustable timer from 1 second to 6 minutes

✔ Set reminders as a tone, vibration or both

✔ 8 different sounds

✔ Listen over a wired or Bluetooth headset

✘ No information on other treatments for drooling (chewing gum to encourage swallowing, oral medication, sprays and Botox)

✘ Very limited information about the causes of drooling


Review details

Date of review: July 2019
Platform reviewed: Android
Version: 3.0.2
Download size: 4.2 MB
Updated on: 11 March 2019

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This app has been reviewed by other independent websites.

Swallow Prompt My Therappy, NHS, UK

References

  1. Drooling in Parkinson's disease: a novel speech and language therapy intervention. Int J Lang Commun Disord. 2001;36 Suppl:282-7.

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