April 28, 2010

Feeling Dizzy or Having Vertigo? There's an iPhone App for That!!!

On April 22, 2010, Clearwater Clinical Limited released an iPhone application that helps clinicians diagnose and perform the Epley maneuver in patients with BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo).

The way it works is by placing the iPhone over the patient's forehead and than following the instructions as shown on the iPhone through each of the Epley steps.

When I tried it out, it does seem to correctly take the patient thru the appropriate steps... however, I would add one more step. Place a tissue between the iPhone and patient's forehead before use (for sanitary reasons).

Click here to download the (FREE) app from iTunes!

Click here to read more about dizziness in general.

Check out a flowchart on how to diagnose BPPV correctly and employ the correct maneuver to fix here.

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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.

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