uMotif


Listed in: Parkinson's disease  
uMotif

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Supported languages:

English

Cost:

Free

App for people with Parkinson's disease; medication reminder and tracker of symptoms and well-being.

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Languages

English

Countries of use

UK

Cost

Free

Developer

uMotif Limited, UK
(Based in United Kingdom)
http://www.umotif.com ; support email:

Funder

Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) Healthcare programme, Department of Health, UK

Medical Adviser

Dr Caspar Addyman, Research Fellow, Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK; and the Cure Parkinson’s Trust, UK

Features

Reminders Reminders
Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities
Self-monitoring Self-monitoring
Trackers Trackers
Information Information

Summary

App to help people manage numerous chronic conditions such as Cancers, Cardiovascular disease, Parkinson's disease, Diabetes, Rheumatology. Allows the user to track their health in the manner that they want to - symptoms and general well-being. Offers reminders of the time to take medication, health diary function and condition specific information. Users can link wearable devices and measure how daily activity affects symptoms. Provides cognitive testing games intended to provide feedback on brain function. Results can be shared with healthcare professionals. Partnerships with 12 NHS trusts and numerous academic research institutions; two citizen science projects ongoing in Parkinson's (www.100forparkinsons.com) and chronic pain (www.cloudywithachanceofpain.com).


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Reviews

Reviewer: Cure Parkinson’s Trust/Parkinson’s Movement, UK
Review: “The uMotif technology is based on the concept of daily self-tracking, which leads to greater understanding and engagement with health and well-being. uMotif began as a simple sleep and well-being tracker, and has developed into software to support a range of health outcomes. The main uMotif tracking interface comprises a number of segments, each of which represents an aspect of daily life. Each segment is scored subjectively each day, to give the user an idea of how they are doing in general. The process of self-tracking is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), proven to help people change their behaviour, and achieve their goals. The app is primarily based on the self-tracking motif interface. The app is designed from the perspective of the patient, but is also designed to support health professionals. If people choose, they can share their data with their neurologist, Parkinson’s nurse, GP or anyone else. Most of us know how we felt yesterday, but not how we were 3 weeks ago. Using the uMotif app to track on a daily basis can fill in the gaps, and improve treatments.”
Source: http://bit.ly/1HFyHgy
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/19bdkFW
Reviewer: European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA), UK
Review: “Scientists at Birkbeck College will be working with software company uMotif and the Cure Parkinson’s Trust to develop an app to help people with Parkinson’s disease track their symptoms and general well-being; give them medication reminders; and provide cognitive testing games. The project, funded by the UK Department of Health, aims to reduce the personal, social and economic costs incurred when patients deviate from their prescribed treatment regime. Birkbeck are working with uMotif to create an app that will actually be useful to patients. Good design and clever technology are only half the story. We also need evidence that it helps patients and that they will use it. We will be running a randomised control trial to assess the app’s effectiveness and conducting in-depth interviews with patients and experts to help us improve the app’s design and functionality.”
Source: http://bit.ly/1WhXtyc
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1dpcfJg
Reviewer: Lee Meddin, Parkinson’s News, USA
Review: “uMotif could potentially improve the wellbeing of healthy people and those living with disease (such as diabetes and Parkinson’s). uMotif has already completed a successful trial, in collaboration with Birkbeck, University of London, on patients with Parkinson’s disease. They worked with the researchers from Birkbeck to develop the software that could help those with Parkinson’s manage their health and wellbeing better. Volunteers used uMotif as a reminder to alert them when they needed to take their medication. It was also equipped with games that the patients used, so that researchers could test their brain function to determine if there was any deterioration.”
Source: Source no longer available
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1dpcX9x

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