This app uses image recognition, specifically a convolutional neural network, to aid in tick identification. The app analyzes the image of your tick and uses your location to rank the ticks with diseases in your area. You are presented with the possible ticks ranked by the image recognition system. If the image recognition system doesn't recognize a tick in your image, it will only present possible ticks based on your location. For help identifying your tick from the possible ticks, look in the 'Learn' section in the app to know what features to look for.
There are hundreds of tick species, but very few are known to carry diseases. The app only identifies ticks with known diseases. The image recognition system was not trained on engorged ticks since they tend to look very similar, meaning it can't accurately rank engorged ticks. Your location can still be used to help you identify an engorged tick, however. If you find an engorged tick on you, it is recommended that you visit your doctor as antibiotics are usually given as a precaution.
This app was not made by a medical professional and all information should not be taken as medical advice. Most of the information was taken from the CDC. The 'risk of contraction' section is based on estimates and information gathered from the CDC. The app is intended to inform you about ticks and the diseases they can carry, not to predict if you will or will not contract a disease from a tick.
- What's My Tick has been redesigned!
- Bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
A good start
This app helps people identify and learn about ticks which now cause at least 12 major diseases in the US. I particularly like the ability to photograph and keep track of ticks the app user removes from him/herself with date & location. As a physician who deals with patients who have been bitten I always recommend saving the organism on a piece of paper under clear tape with date & location. The facts presented are reasonably accurate but the writing style is rather “pop” or magazine style and there are no references listed for app users to find additional info. Overall this is a good start with a noble intent. I will look forward to future improvements.
What’s my tick
That app is excellent and complete. It includes educational information that is useful. It also provides a photo with a description as well as a method of taking an easy photo of the tick you need identified. The app includes a process of safely removing a tick. The app is easy to use as well.
As a pediatric nurse I am always asked to identify ticks. Thank you for making it easier and quick. The app really works well.
No Details Provided
The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.
- Ryan Bilodeau
- 53.1 MB
- Requires iOS 11.4 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.4 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.4 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © Ryan Bilodeau 2019
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.