The LivLyme Foundation, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to supporting Lyme disease research, care and education, today launched the LonghaulTracker, an app that tracks symptoms of chronic illnesses in real time. Created by 18-year-old LivLyme Foundation Founder Olivia Goodreau, the app is designed for the millions of people living with long-haul diseases and allows users to record their symptoms, track them over time, and download a report for caregivers and medical providers.
To develop the LonghaulTracker app, Olivia and the LivLyme Foundation worked closely with numerous patients, caregivers, doctors, university researchers and health policy leaders. The app can be used by people living with Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases, long Covid, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), multiple sclerosis, breast cancer, heart disease, and other long-haul diseases. Many of these conditions are often difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are challenging to quantify and measure. The added clarity and credibility of having an established record of symptoms on the LonghaulTracker app may lead to a faster, more accurate diagnosis and treatment.