Asthma+me

App score: 74/100 About the Orcha review

Asthma+me App is a Class 1 medical device Self-Care solution for children and young people aged 5-18 years old with asthma, in which parents and family members can support and monitor the wellbeing of all the children and young people under their care.

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Platform: iOS

Cost: In App Purchases

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Condition(s) this app helps

  • Asthma

Description

Asthma+me App is a Class 1 medical device Self-Care solution for children and young people aged 5-18 years old with asthma, in which parents and family members can support and monitor the wellbeing of all the children and young people under their care. This is a family-focused service, developed in collaboration with a leading NHS Paediatric Hospital in the UK.

Use of Asthma+me requires a subscription, which is handled by the App Store and will auto renew unless cancelled. You will be charged 24 hours before your renewal date. If you do not cancel 24 hours before your renewal you may be charged. If you purchase a subscription during your free trial period then any unused portion of your free trial will be forfeited. You can manage your subscription and auto-renewal settings through your iTunes Account Settings. Terms of sale can be found here: https://www.activ8rlives.com/support/

Asthma+me includes:

1. Clinician-approved Education syllabus on Asthma management: 56 simple lessons and quizzes delivered daily, provides training and instruction for the family.
2. Wireless connectivity to self-monitoring devices: Connect PUFFClicker inhaler trackers, Peak Flow/FEV1 monitor, BuddyBand2 Activity Tracker, Body Analyser Smart Scales to monitor key physiological signs.
3. Medication: record medication prescribed for each family member. Track doses and use of batches of the prescription (eg inhaler in the bag, at home, etc). Include non-inhaler medications such as antibiotics, steroids, antihistamines etc.
4. Charts and Reports: Generate custom charts to identify trends. Create pre-configured report as a PDF which can be printed, emailed or exported to clinical centres using Asthma+me.
5. Motivation: encourage children and young people to adhere to their Care Plan and medication routine. Asthma+me includes a rewards module for the child(ren) to work towards, earning points for every action completed each day to motivate and encourage.
6. Care Plan: Asthma+me brings together all of your child(ren)’s information in one, easy-to-read and printable or emailable Care Plan. EVERYONE with asthma should have a written care plan. Print and give to schools, friends, family, carers, GP and Hospitals to give clear instructions in the event of an asthma attack.


Medical device

The Asthma+me App is classified as a Class 1 medical device under MEDDEV 2. 4/1 Rev. 9 June 2010 as per the requirements set out in Annex IX of Directive 93/42/EEC as amended 2007/47/EC.

Intended Use:
Asthma+me is a mobile application intended for use in the home to assist people to receive and review information from connected medical and non-medical devices, track medication use and record other events such as asthma attacks, for effective health self-management. The user also can share the data via sharing functions.

Health and Safety Notices:
Asthma+me App is not intended to monitor vital physiological parameters where variation could result in immediate danger.

Asthma can be a life-threatening condition. Always take the medication as prescribed. If you experience any asthma-related symptoms of shortness of breath that does not get better after using your Reliever inhaler; trouble walking and talking because of shortness of breath; blue lips or fingernails; severe wheezing; or a peak flow reading of less than 50% of your personal best, refer to your Care Plan and follow the instructions carefully. If you continue to have symptoms, consult your medical team.

Do not rely on the Asthma+me App to diagnose or treat your Asthma.

Only recommended for children 5 years of age and over and only under adult supervision.
Do not rely solely on the Reminder capabilities of the Asthma+me App to take your prescribed medication as directed by your medical team.

If you experience any serious incident that occurs in relation to the Asthma+me App, please report this to Aseptika Limited (Activ8rlives) and the competent authority of the Member State in which you are based.


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App score: 74/100

More details

Reviewed on: 22 May 2020 (Independently reviewed for us by ORCHA)

  • General Information
  • Alerts and Notifications
  • Environmental Data
  • Social Support Networks
  • "Health Tracking
  • "Health Tracking
  • Data Sharing
  • Remote Clinical Monitoring
  • Goal Setting and Gamification
  • "Health Tracking
  • "Health Tracking
  • Wellbeing Tracking
  • "Health Tracking
  • "Health Tracking
  • Wellbeing Tracking
  • Carer Support
  • Data Sharing
  • Automated Guidance
Data Collection

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

The type of data that it collects is classified as sensitive data.

(Identifiable and Sensitive) - Because of the type of data that this App collects it is particularly important that the App takes the security and privacy of that data seriously and only enables others to see or share this information if you have expressly consented to this.

Data Use

The App does state that it won't share your data in any way with other people without your consent.

The App does allow you to share information in the App with other Apps, systems, organisations or users.

Data Security

The App does encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is transferred from the App.

The App does encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is retained by the the developer.

Professional Assurance

It was 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 involved in any clinical trials or similar testing to demonstrate its 'real world' effectiveness.

Regulation

This app is a medical device and has a CE mark.

Testing

It was 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 isn't entirely free to use.


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