Kwame and Florence Iwegbue are West African immigrants living in Charleston, SC with their two daughters and their autistic son who also has asthma and severe allergies. By the time he started having seizures, they were dealing with behavioral and rehabilitative therapists, physician specialists, and a multitude of tests, medications, and dietary supplements.
Apps: Healthcare & Fitness
The range of creative and practical apps that use the camera in unusual ways is astonishing. Who would have thought that you could use it as a heart rate monitor or a business card reader? There's even an app for those who are colorblind, to show them the colors present in any object you photograph.
Apple made a brilliant decision when it let developers create apps that access the camera input and use it in non-traditional ways. In this month's column, I offer a roundup of some of these apps.
You know those people you see in the middle of winter, running in place at every stoplight, wearing nothing but spandex running shorts? Well, I'm not one of those people. I've never run in a marathon. I don't even know how far a marathon is. Prefontaine I am not.
Lately however, I've been feeling the need for more exercise. I love my job, but sitting at a desk from 9-5 doesn't make it easy to stay in shape. So I've taken up running in the morning before work.
Generally, you'll find these apps to be much less technical than those in the Medical section, which are more designed for doctors and nurses. There are apps in this section that can show you how to reduce stress, help you count calories, and stay on track with your weight loss plan. Some even show you how to perform CPR and guide you through a number of first aid procedures. Whether you consider yourself a health nut, a fitness enthusiast, or just want to make a few healthy changes to your lifestyle, you're sure to find something in this section.