This week’s innovations include an app that helps patients manage their migraines and a bra that can detect breast cancer.
Each week PSFK.com with its partner Boehringer Ingelheim brings you a snapshot of five innovative ideas that are reshaping the health care industry. This week’s innovations include an app that helps patients manage their migraines and a bra that can detect breast cancer. Be sure to check out Boehringer Ingelheim’s Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages to stay on top of all things health.
Migraine Tracking App Is Like Having A Doctor On Call Migraine Buddy is an Android app developed in Singapore which aims to assist those who suffer from chronic migraines. The app tries to understand what causes headaches and how best to stop them from happening. Besides asking users questions about their migraine, habits, and medication with a questionnaire, it knows what they’re up to by collecting data about sleep and movement patterns using the smartphone’s sensors. Once the app collects enough data, it creates a report highlighting when the symptoms happened, and what were the top triggers. It even finds out the most effective medication for by recording what was used and comparing that information with the severity of the migraine, giving patients a much better tool to understand and control their headaches.