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Smartphone application for the general public (mobile app review)
  1. Clare Killingback,
  2. Emily Dore-Smith,
  3. Naomi Wakeman,
  4. Lauren Searles,
  5. Osman Ahmed
  1. Faculty of Health and Social Science, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Clare Killingback, Faculty of Health and Social Science, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth BH1 3LT, UK; ckillingback{at}bournemouth.ac.uk

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Name of the mobile application

Sportsinjuryclinic.

Category of the mobile application

Medical.

Platform

Requires iOS 7.0 or later and Android 2.1 or later.

Cost

iOS: £0.99; Android: free.

About the app

Sportsinjuryclinic.net, developed by Virtual Sports Injury Clinic, claims to be an ‘instant sport injury expert’. The app aims to provide athletes with an easily accessible tool to seek expert information on various common sporting injuries.1 Although the app is available on both Apple and Android devices, the format differs considerably. This review focuses on the Apple version of the app as at the time of writing this had been updated most recently.

Sportsinjuryclinic has three main sections: ‘Symptom Check’, ‘Sports Injuries’ and ‘Find a Clinic’ (figure 1). The ‘Symptom Check’ feature encourages the user to touch ‘where it hurts’ on a body …

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