Asthma & Me

App score: 60/100 About the Orcha review

Do your patients have asthma? Show them the pathophysiology of asthma in their preferred language.

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Platform: Android

Cost: Entirely Free

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Condition(s) this app helps

  • Asthma

Description

Do your patients have asthma? Show them the pathophysiology of asthma in their preferred language.

The Asthma & Me app uses face detection technology along with augmented reality to create an educational short video overlay of a diseased airway onto a patient’s video selfie.

The video can be used to facilitate the discussion with the patient of what is occurring during an asthma attack – airway inflammation, bronchiole constriction, and mucus production.

The app uses the patient’s own smartphone or tablet device settings to select their preferred language.

When the phone’s front or rear camera is aimed at an individual face, an animation of the lungs is overlaid and a short video illustrating the physiology of an asthma attack can be produced and recorded.

This video can them be saved and shared via social media or email.

Download the Asthma & Me app to give it a try.


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App score: 60/100

More details

Reviewed on: 8 July 2019 (Independently reviewed for us by ORCHA)

  • General Information
  • Social Support Networks
  • Data Sharing
  • Data Sharing
Data Collection

The data collected about you is capable of identifying that it relates to you

The type of data that it collects isn't classified as sensitive data.

(Identifiable but not Sensitive) ' The type of information this App collects, is not sensitive but is still classed as identifiable data, relating to you and so could poses a risk in terms of your privacy and confidentiality. It is still therefore important that the publisher is clear what they do or don't do with this information.

Data Use

The App doesn't allow you to share information in the App with other Apps, systems, organisations or users.

Data Security

The App doesn't encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is transferred from the App.

The App doesn't encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is retained by the the developer.

Professional Assurance

It wasn't clear from our review that a suitably qualified professional or organisation was involved in the Apps development.

It wasn't clear from our review how regularly the advice and guidance given by the App was reviewed and updated by relevant professionals.

Testing

It wasn't clear from our review that the App had been through end user testing as part of its design and development.

Customisation

The App does provide customisable features.

End User Capacity

The App does provide support for users with poor sight.

The App does provide support for users with hearing difficulties.

Support

The App doesn't appear to have a clear approach to dealing with user issues.

Cost

The App is entirely free to use.


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