Name: ECG Genius
Publisher: St George’s, University of London
Devices: iPad (Requires iOS 7.0 or later)
Available from: iTunes Store
Type of information: The application allows undergraduate and postgraduate medical students to take interactive quizzes and engaging tutorials so as to develop knowledge in analysing and interpreting ECGs.
- Runs offline to be used on the go
- Easy to use and get started with
- Two types of playing modes depending on the ability of user
- Access to real patient ECGs
- Excellent tutor mode to give step by step guide on how to analyse ECGs
- Only available on an iPad
ECG Genius is a simple and easy to use app to learn to analyse and interpret ECGs. It consists of two modes for learning – Game mode and Tutor mode. In both of them, you are presented with real patient ECGs to choose the correct diagnosis from a list of options available.
There are tools embedded within the app to correctly measure ECG waves (for e.g. a ruler). There is an excellent ‘communications’ panel that prompts you to perform a step by step process in analysing the ECGs.
The prompt also explains the reason behind an incorrect diagnosis and lead you through the right path. The tutor mode is similar to an instructor led learning process whereas the game mode is self-assessment involving quizzes. Overall, the app is an efficient learning tool for anyone interested in expanding knowledge in ECGs.
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