A.D.A.M. Symptom Navigator for the iPhone

On July 2, 2008, in Review, by Gil Poulsen


A.D.A.M. Symptom Navigator for the iPhone
Company: A.D.A.M., Inc.

Price: Free

There’s no question that the Internet has become a valuable source of health information over the past few years. Sites like WebMD, Yahoo! Health, Google Health, and others attract over 60 million visitors each month. Now A.D.A.M. Inc., another online health information provider, has created an application that allows iPhone users to quickly and easily access data from their Health Encyclopedia using the iPhone’s touchscreen.

ADAM’s Symptom Navigator for the iPhone presents an image of the human body and prompts the visitor to tap the affected area of the body to receive a list of possible symptoms. For example, touching the abdominal area of the body image generates a menu of relevant symptoms including (but not limited to) pain, increased or decreased appetite, indigestion, nausea, and heartburn. Selecting a symptom guides the visitor through possible causes, options for home care, and whether a doctor should be consulted. Visitors can choose from a male or female body image—as well as a front or back view—to ensure that gender-specific symptoms, as well as those peculiar to any area of the body, can be addressed by the software.

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