Iron Tracker is a hemochromatosis treatment and iron
overload management app
Iron Tracker provides graphical tools to deepen
understanding of hemochromatosis treatment.
This genetic disorder is characterized by
over absorption of dietary iron, leading to
dangerously high iron levels.
If left untreated this can cause
many systemic problems,
from fatigue, pain and generally poor wellness
to severe damage
and disease of the liver, heart and other organ systems.
Treatment is performed through regular
therapeutic phlebotomies, the drawing
of a patient’s blood, and is monitored through blood samples
tracking hemoglobin and ferritin, an iron-bearing protein found
throughout the body.
The Iron Tracker App gives patients a single place where treatment
and life-long progress can be tracked, combining appointment
management with tracking and visualization of bodily hemoglobin
and ferritin values, providing a clear visualization of this data
to better understand and share progress with friends, family and
The app also tracks phlebotomy appointments and details, helping
patients manage their lifestyle and wellness.
This application has been developed by faculty and students at
two Canadian Universities led by
Dr. G. Grewal
University of Guelph,
Dr. A. Hamilton-Wright
Mount Allison University.
Many, many thanks to the various students who have
worked on this project: Andrew D'Angelo,
Jiexin Frank Liu, John Carter,
Sarah van der Laan and Thomas Alexander.
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Using a simple graph, you can see how treatment
is affecting iron levels and improving health.
Keep reminders indicating when your next appointment
Keep track of which arm is used in the last
phlebotomy, assisting in the treatment process.