Apps for Health: BloodNote—A Minimalist Medical App

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Apps for Health: BloodNote—A Minimalist Medical App

BloodNote by Matt Ludzen and Peter Bajtala aims to make tracking health easier with its minimal design and specialized function. Instead of trying to track multiple aspects of health, it drills down to aid a specific user group, allowing them to quickly and intuitively track their blood pressure daily and over time.

Design, app, bloodnote
Design, app, bloodnote

Seeing fault in relying on paper notes—which are easily lost, the BloodNote creators hope that the iPhone app will help users more accurately track and control their blood pressure for better health. Not only could the use of the app reduce error in recording data, but it can help users glean trends to get the larger picture from their statistics. While they might be able to see general trends by looking at the numbers, clear infographics can help point out drastic or gradual changes overtime.

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A calendar helps remind trackers to be systematic in their monitoring and they can record indicators and inputs that affect their pressure, again giving a larger picture of health and providing a valuable doctor/patient tool. And while the creators note that anyone could have hyper tension and/or benefit from health monitoring, the simplicity and boldness of the app would help seniors adapt to using the interface.

Design, app, bloodnote
Design, app, bloodnote
Design, app, bloodnote
Design, app, bloodnote

Get BloodNote at the iTunes App store ($1.99).

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Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at Design.org. I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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