December 10, 2012
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - A new app is part of the next generation of Quantified Self Technology that helps people keep track of their own bodies. iDry 1.1.3 is a newly released iPhone and iPad app that meets the needs of the 200 million people worldwide suffering from urinary incontinence. It provides them with tools to help them overcome this disorder. It also offers valuable information to physicians to enhance treatment, and provides urology researchers with a comprehensive database of UI activity, interventions and results.
The free iDry App was developed by Jeff Pepper, founder of Three Ten LLC in Oakmont, PA, to help people overcome urinary incontinence by easily logging events, tracking progress, predicting future success, identifying factors that affect UI and sharing progress with their doctor.
"iDry gives you an incredibly easy and discreet way to log your UI events when they occur - just a few seconds every time you change a pad or diaper," says Pepper. "Then, iDry uses your log data and its built-in database of hundreds of pad and diaper brands to show you in detail the progress you are making in overcoming your UI, including the date when, if trends continue, you will be completely dry."
The iDry app is available for free through the iPhone App Store.
iDry also shows exactly how the individual's UI is affected by various interventions such as exercises, behaviors, diets, drugs, devices, and medical procedures. "This app is part of the next generation of quantified self technology helping people keep track of their own bodies, analyzing results and making recommendations," says Pepper.
The free version gives users all the logging, reporting, forecasting and research tools they need. Upgrading to the premium version unlocks iDry's advanced features which allows you to:
* Create your own interventions
* Create your own pad types
* Email charts and log data to your doctor
* Get reminders to do Kegel exercises or anything else you like
* Access to advanced charts including "Pad Changes by Hour," "Progress by Pads Used" and "Weekly Detail"
iDry was developed with the assistance of the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and with input from the Department of Urology at a major university.
Early reviews are encouraging, says Pepper. According to Julie Grifin of HealthTech Zone magazine, "If anything, among the sea of useless apps, iDry is a beacon of purpose."
* iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (3rd/4th/5th generation), and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 5.3 MB
iDry was developed by Three Ten LLC of Oakmont, Pennsylvania. The company was founded by Jeff Pepper a software developer and technology entrepreneur. Jeff Pepper has a lifelong interest in applying computer science to solve medical problems and improve the quality of life of older adults. Jeff has published dozens of articles and papers on the use of advanced technology and has spoken at hundreds of industry conferences worldwide. He was vice board chair of Venture Outdoors, served for ten years on the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Technology Council, and is the founder of the Pittsburgh Software CEO Roundtable. Copyright (C) 2012 Three Ten LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.