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Health and Fitness

Keep track of your heart rate through the day, count your calories to maintain weight or encourage weight loss, improve your eating habits and stay fit.

Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal 1. Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal
Helps you regulate your caloric intake, keeping track of what foods and how many calories you're consuming. Also, provides exercises and allows you to create custom exercises. Create personal fitness and nutrition goals and track your progress.

Review: Awesome app to have, but it requires some typing.
Optimized for: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Blackberry , Windows Phone (iOS 3.0 or later)
Price: Free
Link: www.myfitnesspal.com
Related Products: Tap & Track Calorie Counter for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad ($3.99)

Epicurious Recipes and Shopping List 2. Epicurious Recipes and Shopping List
Sometimes in the kitchen we have the ingredients, but no idea what to make with them. With Epicurious, finding new, exciting recipes is easier than ever. Simply type in the ingredient and then wait for a list of recipes to show up. Form a convenient shopping list that you can take with you to the store, making it easy to check items off as you grab them from the shelf.

Review: Amazing app to have. Gives variety to your eating habits while keeping you organized as you shop.
Optimized for: iPhone, iPad (requires 3.0 or later), Android, Windows Phone
Price: Free
Link: www.epicurious.com

Waterlogged3. Waterlogged
Busy schedules take over small important tasks, such as drinking enough water to keep our bodies hydrated. With this app, you can record the amount of water you drink each day

Review:
It's very easy to use.
Optimized for: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (iOS 4.2 or later)
Price: Free
Link: shadelsoftware.com

GoMeals4. GoMeals
Nutritional value is important to many, especially individuals living with paralysis. GoMeals provides nutritional information such as the number of calories, protein, carbohydrates, and fat for thousands of food items found in grocery stores and restaurants. The app allows the user to record meals to keep track of calories consumed daily. Has the ability to locate over 175,000 restaurants within a 10-mile radius.

Optimized for: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (iOS 3.0 or later)
Price: Free
Link: www.gomeals.com

WebMD5. WebMD
Simply tap and scroll to select the part of your body and symptoms that are causing you pain. The app will provide you with information about possible health conditions relevant to your symptoms, and medications that may be helpful in treating the condition. It also allows you to search for local doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies.

Review: Great reference and easy to use.
Optimized for: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (iOS 3.0 or later)
Price: Free
Link: itunes.apple.com
Related Products: Medscape for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (free)

Instant Heart Rate6. Instant Heart Rate
Maintaining a healthy heart rate is important for a wheelchair user. By holding up your index finger to the device's camera for approximately 10 seconds, the app will get a reading on your heart rate, and compare it to the range you should be in based on your age. *Note: Your device needs to have a camera.

Optimized for: iPhone, iPod Touch 4th generation, iPad 2 (iOS 4.0 or later) device must have camera, Android
Price: Free
Link: www.instantheartrate.com
Related Products: Heart Fitness for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (free)

Physiotherapy Exercises 7. Physiotherapy Exercises
This app is perfect for anyone living with a spinal cord injury who wants to stay physically fit. There are more than 600 exercises available, and the user can search the app based on a particular exercise or condition, such as the level of his/her injury.

Review: Useful and easy to navigate.
Optimized for: iPhone, iPod, iPad (iOS 3.0 or later), Android, Windows Phone
Price: Free
Link: www.physiotherapyexercises.com
Related Products: iStretch for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad ($1.99)

Relax Melodies HD: a white noise ambiance8. Relax Melodies HD: a white noise ambiance
For anyone who has trouble falling asleep, this is a great app. With a few taps of your finger, combine your choice of soothing sounds such as thunder, ocean waves, wind chimes, and dozens of others to create the perfect tune to drift asleep. This app allows you to name and save your favorite sound combinations to be repeatedly used.

Review: Very peaceful, useful when relaxation is needed.
Optimized for: iPad (iOS 3.2 or later)
Price: Free
Link: www.ilbsoft.com
Related Products: Relax Completely for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (free)



- Apps for Individuals Living with Paralysis
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Assistive Technology Training Online Project The Assistive Technology Training Online Project (ATTO) provides information on AT applications that help students with disabilities learn in elementary classrooms.

Abledata: ComputersABLEDATA provides objective information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers within the United States. We serve the nation's disability, rehabilitation, and senior communities.

AbilityHub: Assistive Technology SolutionsInformation on adaptive equipment and alternative methods for accessing computers.

A Reeve Foundation Fact Sheet on Assistive Technology - Computers (PDF)

Camera MouseThe Camera Mouse uses a standard USB camera to convert head and finger motions into computer mouse pointer movements.

The CyberlinkBrain Actuated Technologies has developed this unique, futuristic system enabling hands-free control of a mouse cursor to power video games and other electronic products. The Cyberlink device, reminicent of a science fiction gadget, utilizes a headband with sensors that detect electrical signals made from subtle facial muscle and eye movements as well as from brain wave activity.

Dragon SystemsVoice activation at its finest, the Dragon Systems technology is used not only to operate laptops and pda's but can even control multimedia centers, navigation systems, mobile phones and much more.

laesieworks.com: Computer AccessIt's can be very important for a quadriplegia to have very good access to normal computer & software, even when laying flat in bed. This page is about how I do it. No, that dot is nothing religious! With that dot I control my computer.

Origin Instruments CorporationThis company manufactures The HeadMouse Extreme which translates head motions into computer mouse pointer movements. They also offer other helpful accessories such as soft and smart type keyboards, a sip and puff switch and a dragger utility for manipulating the left and right buttons of the standard mouse.

Prentke Romich CompanyFor complete computer control, visit this site which offers just about every possible device for accessibility from specialized keyboards to the headmouse.

Quad-JoyThis hands-free system was developed by a quadriplegic who, fueled by his own needs, figured a way to operate his computer using a joystick controlled mouse. The mouse works by sip and puff.

The Talking DesktopHands-free computer operation becomes possible with this voice activated software. Through speech recognition, the talking desktop will guide you through virtually any computer function.

TrackerProThe TrackerPro technology allows for cursor control to function through head pointing using a unit which is located on the top of the computer. The unit tracks head movements by the user and then converts the motions into computer mouse operations.

Paralysis Resource Center The Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center Information Specialists are reachable business weekdays, Monday through Friday, toll-free at 800-539-7309 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET. You may also schedule a call or send a message online.

Reeve Foundation Online Paralysis Community Connecting people living with paralysis, families, friends and caregivers so we can share support, experience, knowledge, and hope.

Quality of Life Grants DatabaseFind resources within the PRC Quality of Life Grants Database. Search by Zip Code, State or an Entire Category.

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The Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center Information Specialists are reachable business weekdays, Monday through Friday, toll-free at 800-539-7309 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern U.S. Time. International callers use 973-467-8270. You may also schedule a call or send a message online.

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90PR3002, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship areencouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.