Appy Hour Recaps: March and May

Tallie Casucci

Tallie Casucci

On Tuesday, March 17, Amanda Truong, a School of Medicine student, presented March Appy Hour“VisualDx”. VisualDx is a “decision support software designed by clinicians to aid medical professionals in the diagnosis of visually identifiable diseases.” Amanda is very interested in dermatology and discovered the app while working in Ghana with the University of Utah’s Department of Dermatology. Read more about her experience here. At Appy Hour, Amanda demo-ed the app and guided the audience through the quiz feature. As a student, Amanda finds the quiz feature very useful for studying. VisualDx is a very unique software!

May 6 Appy HourJena Andrus and Karen O’Toole from the Huntsman Cancer Institute presented “Check Yourself” on Wednesday, May 6. Check Yourself is an app for breast examination. The app guides users though self-examination steps and allows them to schedule alerts for monthly checks. There are other breast self-examination apps available on the market; the audience of Check Yourself seems to be a younger population. Karen recommends that people use their finger pads instead of finger tips; Check Yourself did not made this specification. Overall, Check Yourself is a good app and it encourages self-examination!

Both VisualDx and Check Yourself are available for Android and iOS. View other featured Appy Hour apps here.