Health Professionals and Engineers at the USF College of Engineering and USF College of Nursing has created a new app called HeartMapp for patients with congestive heart failure(CHF).
This is a non-invasive mobile app that help patients in self-care and also reduce the cost of re-admissions in hospitals.
The Android-based application consists of six modules allowing the patients to check their daily heart conditions, perform walking and breathing exercises, monitor vital signs, follow up proper medications, get information on heart health and even review statistics in a graph.
The app also acts as a reminder for the patients every morning to check their weight, blood pressure and even answer their questions about the disease symptoms.
Dr. Athilingam and Dr. Labrador are currently working on the testing of the app with nine patients from the USF Health Cardiology clinic and also keeps updating the app with new features based on the feedback from patients.