Welcome to MediBabble, a free, professional-grade medical interpretation app for healthcare providers. MediBabble is a history-taking and physical exam application designed to improve the safety, efficiency, and quality of care for non-English speaking patients. A timely and accurate history is the cornerstone of medical diagnosis and treatment; the relative difficulty of obtaining one with non-English speakers is a significant barrier to care.

MediBabble currently downloads with English and Spanish included. Additional languages –– French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian, German, and Haitian Creole –– are available as free downloads from within the application.

- Contains thousands of translated questions and instructions all playable as high-quality audio recordings
- Thoughtfully organized by symptom to facilitate comprehensive or targeted medical history-taking all the way from chief complaint to review of systems
- A thorough physical exam section provides phrases used to prepare, position, instruct and educate patients during an exam
- Seven languages currently available: English, Spanish, French, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian and Haitian Creole
- Tested in large university and county hospital settings, including emergency departments, inpatient wards, intensive care units, and perioperative environments
- Does not require internet connectivity once downloaded
- All content written and reviewed by a panel of physicians
- Each phrase closely reviewed by at least two medically-trained native speakers for accuracy, cultural appropriateness, and accessibility to patients of varying levels of education and health literacy

For Attending and Community providers
- Easily and intuitively organized for obtaining rapid, focused histories
- Reduce the steep costs of relying exclusively on translator phones for communication with your non-English speaking patients
- Avoid the pitfall of relying on your patient's family and friends for translation

For Nurses
- Useful for admissions, initial assessments, physical examinations and routine follow-up questioning
- Easy to switch between languages when caring for multiple non-English speaking patients
- Avoid the pitfall of relying on your patient's family and friends for translation
- Nursing-specific content module coming soon!

For House Staff
- Allows rapid and targeted patient evaluation without having to wait for live interpreters or navigate cumbersome translation phones
- Facilitates timely-follow up history-taking after initial assessment
- Easily switch languages between patients at the press of a button
- Avoid the pitfall of relying on your patient's family and friends for translation

For Medical Students
- Clearly laid out scripts for obtaining histories for the most common medical and surgical complaints (useful even with English-speaking patients, as a prompt and a learning tool)
- Facilitates comprehensive history-taking from HPI to ROS

For Hospital Administrators
- Reduce the steep costs of relying exclusively on live translation services for communication with non-English speaking patients
- Improve patient satisfaction

What’s New

Version 2.1.0

MediBabble 2.1.0 Release Notes

In version 2.1.0, MediBabble Translator returns to active development with a handful of improvements to usability and performance, including:

• Refresh of the interface for iOS 10
• Improved network security
• 64-bit compatibility
• Improved support for a variety of iPhone and iPad models
• Performance improvements for scrolling, tables, language pack installation, and audio playback
• Loads of bug fixes

There’s a lot more to come in the months ahead, so stay tuned!

-- Team NiteFloat

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Armando1737 ,

The best medical translate

I really like this app,


Nutritionist/Personal Trainer

This is a great tool. Many of my clients speak broken English. With this application it is so much easier to go through medical history with my clients. It makes my practice much safer. It has TONS of questions, most of which I will probably never have to use, but what a great tool to have at my finger tips!

docflash ,

Well thought out and useful, but some rough edges remain

i'm a primary care physician and speak some spanish. at the very least, this will be helpful in reviewing some of the vocabulary. there are some omissions: for example, in the respiratory chief complaint area, there wasn't a question about wheezing. i didn't review the rest of the app, but there's some good stuff here - it might, tho', lack some essential stuff.

one slight software glitch: in the CC section, once i expanded the system to individual questions, there's no way i can find to make it close again. this isn't true for all the sections', tho'. this might be my fault - i'm using an ipad 1, and i know it's an iphone app.

for the price, it's worth having. and after the wrinkles are ironed out, it'd be worth buying.


NiteFloat, Inc.
134.4 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
© 2013 NiteFloat, Inc.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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