Iron Tracker provides graphical tools to deepen understanding of hemochromatosis treatment. This genetic disorder is characterized by over absorption of dietary iron, leading to dangerously high iron levels. If left untreated this can cause many systemic problems, from fatigue, pain and generally poor wellness to severe damage and disease of the liver, heart and other organ systems. Treatment is performed through regular therapeutic phlebotomies, the drawing of a patient’s blood, and is monitored through blood samples tracking hemoglobin and ferritin, an iron-bearing protein found throughout the body.
The Iron Tracker App gives patients a single place where treatment and life-long progress can be tracked, combining appointment management with tracking and visualization of bodily hemoglobin and ferritin values, providing a clear visualization of this data to better understand and share progress with friends, family and physicians. The app also tracks phlebotomy appointments and details, helping patients manage their lifestyle and wellness.
This application has been developed by faculty and students at two Canadian Universities led by Dr. G. Grewal of the University of Guelph, and Dr. A. Hamilton-Wright of Mount Allison University.
Many, many thanks to the various students who have worked on this project: Andrew D'Angelo, Jiexin Frank Liu, John Carter, Sarah van der Laan and Thomas Alexander.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
- New blue look & feel
- Italian translation
- Fixed a bug that prevented last item in samples table from being viewed
- Fixed a bug with 'last phlebotomy' on summary page
Ratings and Reviews
Overdue for an update
Seems this app is over due for an update! Need to add hemoglobin in the progress chart and need to be able to enter ferritin and hemoglobin separately so as not to skew the charts when one is entered without the other. Would be nice to be able to track iron consumption and perhaps tie into Apple health apps. Not yet sure if this app is really practical for long term use.
Just familiarizing myself to this app
My first phlebotomy is tomorrow and I thought in future versions of this app it would be nice to have a place for notes or something. A way to journal how one tolerates each phlebotomy. Also allow a more comprehensive appt calendar for those of us that have scheduled out more than one appointment or phlebotomy at a time.
I can already see how useful this app will be. Thanks!
Could be better
Ap needs to allow better manipulation of data. I had a phleb scheduled in January but was sick so it got pushed to February. I was unable to correct the date retroactively. So my “last phleb date” is wrong. I’d like to chart dates of phlebs but it only charts the ferritin tests which are done a week or so earlier. So I lose track of how often phlebs are being done. There’s no data on them, beyond the date of the last one—which is wrong. Doesn’t really give me a good picture.
The developer, John Carter, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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- John Carter
- 4.2 MB
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
English, French, Italian
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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