Stroke Riskometer app

An app that is aimed at anyone wanting to calculate their risk of stroke.

Stroke Riskometer By AUT Enterprises Limited
Stroke riskometer app icon Features
  • Risk self-assessment
  • Education and information

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Country of origin

New Zealand

Clinical review

Read a clinical review of this app.

Privacy and security  Does the app:
  • collect medical information? Yes
  • require a login? No
  • have password protection? No
  • have a privacy policy? Yes
  • require internet access? Yes (to play videos)
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Cost Free 

What does the app do?

The Stroke Riskometer app is for anyone wanting to calculate their risk of stroke and understand and track stroke-related risk factors. This is a simple app that calculates the user's risk of stroke within the next 5 or 10 years based on a number of risk factors such as age, gender, ethnicity, lifestyle and other health factors. Useful features include:

  • Videos addressing topics such as what is a stroke, what are the causes of stroke, smoking, diet and nutrition.
  • Goal menu that allows users to set up reminders with notifications for lifestyle changes such as stop smoking, increase physical activity, improve diet, reduce weight, reduce stress and reduce alcohol intake.

The app also provides information about the key signs of a stroke, risk factors that are applicable to the individual and ability to track relevant risk factors (eg, diet and exercise) and the overall risk score. Users are prompted to choose whether they want to allow their data to be used in a research study into stroke risk and prevention. Users can save, track or share their results. For a more detailed description of the app, see App Store(external link) or App website(external link) and for a detailed review, see Reviews.

Stroke riskometer app screenshots

✔ Mostly easy to use

✔ Risk factors are separated into lifestyle factors that you can change such as diet, exercise and those risk factors that you cannot change such as age

✔ Gives risk of stroke compared to someone without any contributing risk factors     

✔ Useful pictures explaining the signs and symptoms of a stroke  

✔ User can click an information icon that explains terms such as what constitutes a serving of fresh fruit and/or vegetables, the definition of regular exercise, etc.  

✔ Users can use this information to facilitate targeted discussions with their healthcare providers.

✘  Scroll ruler to choose age, weight, height etc is not easy to use

✘  Reasonable level of personal health knowledge required to enter risk factor information

✘  Would benefit from an explanation of what 'stroke' is. This is in a video format, but companion written information would be good. 

✘ Although the app has many language options, Te Reo and Pasifika languages are not available.

Review details

  • May 2022; Version 2.1.1; Apple iOS
  • September 2016; Version 3.1; Android

Learn more

Stroke Riskometer website(external link)
Parmar P, Krishnamurthi R, Ikram MA, Hofman A, et al. The Stroke Riskometer(TM) App – validation of a data collection tool and stroke risk predictor(external link) Int J Stroke. 2015 Feb;10(2):231-44.
Dubey D, Amritphale A, Sawhney A, et al. Smart phone applications as a source of information on stroke(external link) J Stroke 2014 May;16(2):86-90.

Related topics

NZ Health App Library
Consumer guide: how to choose a health app
Clinicians guide: how to choose a health app
Stroke | Mate rehu ohotata

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Credits: Healthify Editorial Team

Reviewed by: Dr Peter Ou, GP, FRNZCGP, Auckland

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