3 Mobile Apps to Help Manage Incontinence
In today’s world, devices like smartphones and tablets play an important role in our everyday lives. They help us stay connected with our family and friends, give us access to endless information and offer so much more. Applications (apps) allow us to download additional features and products onto our devices.
But did you know that there are apps for managing incontinence and tracking bladder health? Here are a few mobile apps listed as resources by the Canadian Nurse Continence Advisors (CNCA) you can download onto your device that may be of use to you or your loved one.
Flush - Toilet Finder and Map
Do you ever worry about being able to find a restroom when you’re out and about? Flush may be the perfect solution for you! This app is a quick and simple way to find public restrooms near you. The app will display where the closest toilets are located on a map. This is a free application that has over a database of over 190,000 restrooms worldwide. Rated 4.3/5 stars on the Apple App Store
Vesica - Mobile Bladder Diary
Vesica is a mobile bladder diary (also known as a voiding diary). Whether you’re looking to keep a bladder diary as a request from your doctor or to self monitor, Vesica is a great and easy way to keep track of your bladder. This app allows you to take note of when and how much you void, your fluid intake, and urgency you experience. Rated 4.4/5 stars on the Apple App Store
Tät - Pelvic Floor Exercises
This app was designed and built for women managing stress urinary incontinence (SUI), and includes a pelvic floor muscle training programme. The training programme includes six basic and six advanced levels. Each level is complete with helpful information and advice. The Tät app was evaluated in a research study, and the findings indicated that 9 out of 10 women using the app saw improvements. This app does not currently have a visible rating on the Apple App Store.
We hope one or more of these apps will help you and your loved ones. If you would like to share your own app recommendation for managing incontinence, please get in touch with us. We’d love to hear your feedback!
Please keep in mind that no app can replace the personal care and advice of your healthcare professional. If you need any help choosing incontinence products, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly Healthwick customer care team. We're always here to help!
- Amy C