The current version of Colonoscopy Helper has multiple languages conveniently configured inside the app, without a need to manually select a particular language. In fact, the app is programmed to automatically detect the primary language of the user, and provide guidance in that language. Inside this smartphone app, there are 13 reminders, spread over 10 days including timely reminders before and after the procedure. It provides guidance with illustration, text and audio directions in appropriate language to ensure that the colon is optimally cleansed and ready for the examination. It also reminds the user which medication(s)
Dr. Paul M. Choi of the Los Angeles Endoscopy Center (http://www.laendo.net/
Everyone over the age of 50 is currently recommended to undergo this important examination due to the high incidence of colon cancer, and effectiveness of colonoscopy screenings in preventing colon cancer-related death. Although millions undergo colonoscopy to detect colon cancer in the U.S., every year there are still up to 6 million individuals who do not elect to have this potentially life-saving examination. In fact, nearly twice as many still die annually from this preventable colon cancer in the U.S. compared to motor vehicle accidents.
In real life, many often delay this important colonoscopy test due to the difficult, but necessary bowel preparation. In preparing for colonoscopy, there are many required steps that one has to follow including avoiding certain food, remembering to fast before the examination, and determining when to take bowel cleansing medications at various time intervals. In fact, these steps can often be confusing and difficult to remember. Unfortunately, when these steps are not carefully followed, the bowel is likely to be inadequately prepared, making it difficult for the performing physician to provide accurate examination. In fact, it is not uncommon to repeat this arduous examination process, simply because the bowel prep was “inadequate.”