Empowering liver disease patients to recognise the early signs of HE can help them seek medical support sooner, reducing their risk of developing irreversible brain damage and potentially death.
HE is a common and under-diagnosed complication of liver cirrhosis which causes a decline in brain function which can end up in coma and ultimately death.
Patients may experience HE episodes anytime, but the symptoms are not unique to the disease, making it difficult for patients and their carers to proactively seek help and support between clinic appointments.
earthware designed and built LiverSync®, a free app for patients and carers and an associated web portal for healthcare professionals, to allow patients to complete simple cognitive tests that can monitor trends in their brain function and memory.
Accessed via a smartphone, the app can be used anytime, anywhere. Patients can share information from the app with carers and healthcare professionals, helping them to get a diagnosis and treatment as early as possible.