You’ve probably heard a lot recently about the revolution in “digital health.” While that phrase can mean many different things depending on the context, we wanted to take a moment today to tell you about three ways you can use technology to help in the fight against MS.
The MS Awareness Facts skill allows users to ask Amazon Alexa for an MS Awareness Fact to learn more about multiple sclerosis and find helpful information on MS and its symptoms. Alexa will randomly select from one of almost 50 tips and facts about MS, and read it aloud to the user. Download the skill here.
If you don’t have an Amazon Alexa, you can get access to the same great information about multiple sclerosis and its symptoms on the MS self™ app. If that name sounds familiar – good! We’ve mentioned that app here before, so you may remember that in addition to the Fact Cards, the MS self app has a journal function, so you can track your daily moods, symptoms, activities, mobility and energy levels. You can then generate graphical reports using your journal data to see trends over time and share with your healthcare team. You can download the MS self app here.
Also, you’re invited to join the #MSAwareness team on Charity Miles. Charity Miles (http://www.charitymiles.org) is a free app for Android (http://bit.ly/2nSDMnk) and iPhone (http://apple.co/2op8vpI) that allows users to raise money for a charity of their choice by walking, running, or biking. How? Simple, Charity Miles raises money from corporate sponsors. Start the app every time you go for a walk, jog, or bike ride, and they’ll donate 25 cents for every mile (10 cents for every mile biked). Join #MSAwareness by searching for the team name; team members may elect an MS charity as the recipient of funds raised.
MS Awareness Month was great, but even though it’s over, these three actions will continue to pay dividends in the months ahead!
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