In early May of this year, I bought an iPad for my consulting business, and also because I was registered to attend mLearnCon, The eLearning Guild’s first annual mobile learning conference. As I continue to explore my iPad, I grow more and more excited about mobile devices in general, and what mobile learning can provide in the near future. I also will review mobile apps when I find an app that really gets me excited.
This week, I found an iPad app that, for me, demonstrates the amazing benefits that tablet devices will bring to society. When I saw this free app, I had to write a review.
PhraseBoard: iPad Medical Application
Imagine you’re in a hospital bed, or you’ve been in an accident, or a natural disaster. You’re unable to speak, yet you need to communicate with those around you: nurses, doctors, emergency personnel, etc. If the person attending you has PhraseBoard (currently, only for the iPad), you can use the touch screen to indicate your basic needs:
- Answer “yes” or “no” to questions
- Indicate your pain level and location, if any
- Point to specific answers to specific questions
PhraseBoard also has a Custom feature that allows the device owner to enter and save phrases geared toward specific needs, such as “I need to see a … [add religious advisor or Chaplain]”, or, “I need a pepperoni pizza, NOW!” (That one is on my PhraseBoard.)
Video Demo of PhraseBoard
I’m not a videographer, but as a rank amateur armed with my Nikon CoolPix, I created a brief demo so you could see PhraseBoard in action….
Developer’s iPad App Web Site
Visit their site to learn a bit more about PhraseBoard. Remember, PhraseBoard is free.
Spread the word!