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The University Malaya Medical, Business, Computing and Software Engineering teams have launched a free app, called Age Plus.
“The main objective of the project is to develop a health management application for users to self-manage their health,” shares Associate Professor Dr Mumtaz Begum Mustafa, the creator of the Age Plus app.
WHAT DOES THE APP CURRENTLY PROVIDE?
Provides visualization patterns of your daily activities as well as personalized recommendations for a healthier lifestyle
- Information on healthy foods
- Calorie calculator to help you plan healthy meals
- Seat goals for and track your water intake, caffeine consumption, sleep, and exercise
PERSONAL MEDICAL DETAILS
Useful for managing medical information such as medication and consultation detail
- Record and keep tab on your medications
- Record and keep track of your medical appointments
- Find nearby hospitals
Improve awareness on disease-related conditions among older persons.
- Get useful advice and tips on health-related matters
AGE PLUS IS USER-FRIENDLY
Dr Mumtaz explains that the app boasts design solutions to improve its usability especially among older persons. Features of the app that reflect this include:
- Increased action time and reduction of multiple tasks
- Simplified in-app navigation/navigation assistance
- User-friendly interfaces
- Voice-response technology, with information dissemination through speech
- Big buttons and simple, static menus
Age Plus is now available for free for Android phone users. Visit this link (link opens in a new tab) to download the app.