Professor collaborates to create mobile app


Julie Meaux

Julie Meaux

Julie Meaux PhD, RN, associate professor in the Department of Nursing, and Kim Dielmann PhD, from Conway Psychological Assessment Center, collaborated with Omniscience Mobile and Rebar Interactive to develop a mobile phone application (app) called Traxer. The app has been selected as one of five finalists in the Shire Pharmaceutical ADHD Transitions Challenge.

Traxer now moves to Phase II in which Traxer will be developed into a working mobile App.

The Shire competition called for innovative ideas for web or mobile apps to help young adults entering college or the workforce to manage their medication and help them conquer daily organizational and life management challenges. The winning app will be selected based on technical development, potential to impact quality of life for users, potential to connect to health resources, creativity, and market potential.

The Traxer app is designed to provide a suite of support tools uniquely suited to the needs of the young adult with ADHD. The young adult with ADHE has been Dr. Meaux’s area of study for the past 10 years.

“This is so exciting and rewarding to see years of hard work and research potentially result in a product that can be used to assist adolescents with ADHD with the challenges they face,” said Dr. Meaux.