With healthcare and technology ever growing in relevance, the world of HealthTech is continuously expanding each day. Here are 8 HealthTech apps to make your life more accessible.

HealthTech apps make it easier for people to obtain a better lifestyle by helping people with disabilities adapt quickly to changing society and also assist in elderly care. Here are 8 HealthTech apps designed so you and your loved ones can live a long, healthy, and accessible life.

1. Be my eyes 

Be My Eyes is designed to aid visually impaired people with connecting with online sighted volunteers to help with everyday tasks. Whenever a sight impaired person needs visual assistance, they can use the app to video call a volunteer to problem solve together. With over 4,000,000 volunteers in over 150+ countries speaking in 180+ languages, this app offers a tight-knit community where people can help each other remotely.

Available: iOS, Android

Fee: Free 

2. Intellect 

Intellect is a Singapore-based mental health app. Users can find self-guided programs for dealing with bad habits, self-esteem, and anxiety. Additionally, Intellect also includes a behavioural health coaching service which connects you with a mental health professional. The goal of Intellect is to empower everyone to gain control of their mental health to become better versions of themselves.

Available: iOS, Android

Fee: Free

3. CHEARS One 

Ever wondered how you can turn your phone into a hearing aid? CHEARS is designed specifically for the hearing impaired. This app is perfect for those who are living in a busy city since it suppresses the noise around you and enhances the volume of the person you are speaking to. With the CHEARS app and their custom Bluetooth earphones, users can hear and communicate with others clearly.

Available: iOS, Android

Fee: Free 

4. FallSafety 

Designed to alert medical professions or personal emergency contacts after a fall, FallSafety is used to provide a safe and rapid-response environment for those who are prone to falling or fainting. Users can select the degree of severity of falls on the app before sending alerts for assistance. FallSafety can also be used as a built-in panic button in case of emergency and will play a siren alarm loud enough for those nearby to hear.

Available: iOS, Android

Fee: Free/ Premium $4.99 to $9.99 depending on the program you choose 

5. FindDoc

Launched in 2012, FindDoc is designed to help with finding the most suitable doctor for your needs and circumstances. Using a massive database including information on doctors’ specialities, qualifications, consultation fees, hospital affiliations, availability, and locations for over 10,000 registered doctors in Hong Kong, FindDoc also allows users to exchange recommendations by writing comments and reviews following appointments.

Available: iOS, Android 

Fee: Free 

6. The CareVoice 

Leading health insurtech company, CareVoice’s mission is to make health insurance more accessible and transparent. First developed in China, CareVoice makes it more convenient for users to choose the right medical providers and health insurance plans for themselves. Through the app, people can book doctors through recommendations, manage their insurance policy, and also submit claims for refunds from insurance companies. The app also contains reviews on hospital visits and treatments from other patients to help others make informed health decisions and for healthcare providers to understand how to improve their business and services.

Available: iOS, Android 

Fee: Free 

7. eZtracker 

For those who want to track if your medication is from a legitimate distributor, eZtracker verifies this data for you. After scanning your product code, eZTracker uses blockchain technology to authenticate where it was supplied, manufactured, distributed, and whether the product is from an authorized distributor.

Available: iOS, Android 

Fee: Free  

8. Medscape 

Medscape is designed specifically for medical students and healthcare professionals but is also an open resource for the public. Medscape provides users with clinical information on prescription drugs, supplements, guides for decision making, and pill identification. In the app, you can tailor your newsfeed based on your healthcare interests as well as access clinical trial data to stay updated on the latest drug trials. The app also allows medical professionals and students to share clinical and patient case studies.

Available: iOS, Android 

Fee: Free  

Related Articles

9 Social Startups in Asia Pacific to Watch in 2020

Why Startup Founders Should Build A Personal Ethos, Not A Personal Brand

5 Top VC Tips for Entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia