I am implementing a mobile app to help people with RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome), a highly disabling pathology for which there are only symptomatic (and relatively effective) treatments.
My girlfriend has been suffering from it for a long time and is treated with Mirapexin: over time we have noticed a correlation between physical activities, mental status and diet so we tried to monitor her situation and draw conclusions.
As a software developer, I thought an app could help this process.
Through this app you can monitor your activities and your physical and mental status, relate them and develop charts that propose a causal relationship between events based on statistical data.
You can then enter your activities (possibly connecting via wearable devices like Fitband and similar ones) and the symptoms of the day, so as to verify which of the actions, foods, drugs or events may be relevant to the problem.
By inserting the activities in a database (private and encrypted, residing locally on the user's device) it will be possible to create a data archive to be related and processed.
It will be possible to check if some activities, foods or drugs can benefit or otherwise harm, limiting or increasing the symptoms.
Obviously, the analysis of data is to be entrusted only and exclusively to a specialized doctor and the developer assumes no liability whatsoever arising from incorrect deductions on the basis of the statistical data provided. Each user is responsible for their data entered and must evaluate a possible therapy with his doctor avoiding to draw incorrect conclusions on the basis of the statistical data proposed by the graphs themselves.
Within the app there will be a community where you can anonymously exchange (if you want) your data to interpolate causal links with others: you could find, i.e., that a person of the same sex, height and weight, if she does physical activity in the afternoon and takes magnesium in an amount X, she tends to limit the symptoms. On the other hand, others may find in some foods, such as peanuts, a triggering source of the problem.
There will also be a news section to stay up to date on the topic and other features to be defined once the first version has been released.
The app will be available for Android and for iOS.
A considerable amount of time and work is required for the development of this app: I am a software developer and I can manage all aspects of development but I need funds to be able to devote full time.
The development time of such an app is estimated in about a year, considering design, production, beta testing, staging, deploy.
The financial support for the development of the first version of the app is essential for the project to be followed continuously and effectively.
All supporters will be cited in the app's credits.
For more information, see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restless_legs_syndrome