Pressure Ulcer Prevention (PUP) app

Pressure Ulcer Prevention (PUP) app

  • A tool designed to help people monitor their pressure ulcers.
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ArthritisPressure Ulcer Prevention (PUP) app By Andre Clark


  • Track your skin condition.
  • Share information.
  • Reminders.
Clinical review 

3 star review

Read a clinical review below.

Security and privacy Does the app:
  • Collect medical information? No
  • Require a login? No
  • Have password protection? No
  • Have a privacy policy? No
  • Require internet access to use? No

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Pressure Ulcer Prevention (PUP) app is a tool to track your skin condition if you are at risk of getting pressure sores. The skin check section has provision for you to track the condition of your skin at 5 main pressure points. To assist users with monitoring, the app has a traffic light system for describing the area – clear (green), discoloration (yellow) or skin breakdown (red). The app also has provision to set pressure relief reminders to change position and tips on how to prevent pressure sores at the 5 main pressure points.

For the complete app description, go to the App Store(external link) or, for a more detailed review, see reviews below.


 lcer tracking tool – track ulcers on the ischiums, sacrum and heels.

Shows you tips for ulcer improvement depending on the ulcer area.

✔ Camera integration for visual tracking over time (but this was bugged at the time of review).

Reminders to perform pressure relief.

The app wouldn’t save tracking sessions when using the camera feature after exiting.

✘ No general education section about pressure ulcers.

✘ The app’s traffic light grading system for pressure ulcers doesn’t correlate with standard grading, which could cause some confusion.

 No tracking for body areas other than the ischiums, sacrum and heels (eg, elbows).

✘ Cannot export data.

Clinical review

3 star review
: Jeremy Steinberg, GP, FRNZCGP
Date of review: January 2020
Platform: Apple
Version: 1.0.0

Comments: This app, developed in association with the Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation, is designed to allow patients to track pressure ulcers of high-risk areas and show tips for improvement. The user can only track ulcers on the ischiums, sacrum and heels, but not other areas such as elbows. It also has 'pressure relief' reminders with custom intervals. It has a photo tracking feature, but this was unfortunately bugged on my device at the time of review, with the data not saving after exiting the app. It is also missing data exportation. It also doesn’t seem like the app is being actively maintained, so I don’t have high expectations for this to be fixed or for more modern features to be added. 
Safety concerns: None.
New Zealand relevance: Relevant; no issues of concern.   

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