Lift Pulse 2.0

Lift Labs AppLift Pulse 2.0, a smart phone app created by Lift Labs, has released the results of data gathered from users since updating the app in June 2013. Lift Pulse 2.0 includes a journal feature that measures and records tremors. It also records what medications you’re taking for tremor and how you’re doing with sleep, exercise and stress. The app stores your journal entries anonymously in Lift Lab’s private database. You have access to this data through your phone and computer, and Lift Lab analyzes it to provide you with information on how different factors affect your tremor.

Among the data extracted from users of Lift Pulse 2.0, Lift Labs found:

  • The most commonly used prescription is Propranolol (Inderal®), followed by Primidone (Mysoline®).
  • Exercise exacerbates amplitude of tremor.
  • People who reported less stress have less severe tremor symptoms.

Lift Pulse 2.0 users have measured their tremor almost 4,000 times so far, and that number continues to grow, according to Lift Labs.

Lift Labs, an IETF partner, focuses on healthcare and consumer devices used by individuals with motion disorders such as Essential Tremor. Lift Pulse 2.0 is available from iTunes and Google Play.

Assistive device query spurs terrific IETF Facebook thread

The IETF’s Facebook friends are quite active and talkative. Recently, we posed the question “What assistive device have you found to be the most helpful when dealing with your essential tremor?” In just a few hours, the post had accumulated more than 70 replies.

Responses went beyond what we might consider “assistive devices” in the tangible sense, mentioning medications, alternative medicine, diet, and other areas of interest for the ET community. Many of the postings underscore or expand on ideas presented in the coping tips section of the IETF website.

We’re just delighted to see so much dialogue in the ET community, with so many positive thoughts shared. So what insights and additions might you contribute to this conversation?