Hypermunes Pregnancy Wheel
By iMed Studios
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The Hypermunes Pregnancy Wheel App is an interactive pregnancy calculator and resource designed to be a quick, easy-to-use reference for on-the-go healthcare providers. Based on user input, the Wheel provides numerous calculations: expected delivery date, key trimester milestone dates, and a running tally of expected fetal statistics such as age, length, and weight. The Wheel also includes information about routine tests that are given during pregnancy, when these tests commonly occur, along with descriptions of the tests and why they are performed.
Good tool, accurate, easy to use
Not sure why previous raters were so bent out of shape. Compared to my printed pregnancy wheel and 3 other pregnancy calculators that I've tried, this one is just as accurate. It is easy to read and to use. There is additional information such as prenatal tests which is helpful but not comprehensive and may differ from your preferred sources of information. In the app, "Day 1" is the 1st day of the last menstrual period and "LMP" is the date of the missed period. If the patient doesn't know the date of their last menstrual period, they probably don't know the date of their missed period. If you can't get over LMP being used to mean something different than what most people are accustomed to, then don't get this app. About the NTD issue, don't rely on this tool as your source of information and be ready to answer patient's questions about prenatal tests without relying on an app. This app also counts the 2nd trimester as 13-24 instead of 28. Not a problem if you understand this and know that other professional organizations also follow this breakdown.
Most like a physical wheel
This wheel is the most like a cardboard wheel I've seen so far. It actually spins like a physical wheel would, which is a nice touch. I like that. It also lists many common tests and provides descriptions of them, which will make it a handy reference to share with patients. Most wheels (cardboard or digital) do not provide those details. The mailing feature that allows me to mail status info from the wheel to myself or to someone else is a good add to a traditional wheel too. I can see using that on a regular basis. And finally, the fact that this app is free is wonderful.
Free and Beautiful but Worthless
This app is a beautiful work of art and an impressive demonstration of programming, that no healthcare professional over 30 will ever use. The "U" in UI seems to have been forgotten in favor of something pleasing to the eye at the expense of how it will actually be used in practice.
When picking dates with the wheel, the actual date is a gray-blue against a dark blue background which is barely readable, especially since it is almost microscopic. I counted, and of all the pixels in the screen, the date display accounts for only 1.3% of the screen. If you can't read the micro-dates (the entire point of the wheel in the first place), you might as well stick with the cardboard wheel in your pocket.
- Category: Medical
- Released: Mar 26, 2010
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 1.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: iMed Studios
- © 2010 Talecris Biotherapeutics
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.