|LifeCurve||By ADL Smartcare Ltd|
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|Country of origin||Aotearoa New Zealand|
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What does the app do?
The LifeCurve app is aimed at older adults, to support and encourage ageing well. The resources can help to maintain or improve the ability to complete everyday activities of daily living. The app can be used by individuals, caregivers or whānau with the ability to have multiple profiles under one account.
There are 2 ways to use the app.
- You can take the LifeCurve quiz and answer some questions about your functional abilities and receive a personalised results package with movement routines and hints and tips on how to age better, stay active and be safe.
- You can choose a goal about taking care of yourself, managing everyday tasks more easily or improving your strength and balance, which will also provide you with personalised advice based on knowledge from physiotherapists and occupational therapists. This personalised advice may include reading information sheets, viewing exercise animations and descriptions of exercises and links to external websites which can provide more support and information.
The app has the option to make connections with other ‘partners’ who are organisations that provide relevant support services, e.g. a healthcare provider or group that provides exercise classes or meal preparation services. It also has links to services that will help the user achieve their goals such as a physiotherapist or occupational therapist for help with using stairs.
The app has been updated in partnership with Māori and is very helpful in a New Zealand context. It has links to the AWESSoM Study through the University of Auckland. You can choose for your anonymised data to be used for research into ageing and you can also opt to share it with other ‘partners’.
For the complete app description, go to the app website(external link), Google Play(external link), App Store(external link) or, for a more detailed review, see Reviews.
✔ Provides access to a wide range of useful and reliable information and resources to support healthy ageing and improve ability to carry out activities of daily living.
✘ There is a level of IT/app knowledge and experience that is needed to use the app.
✘ The search function is very sensitive- for example if you search “stairs” it returns no results, when there is in fact a very helpful section on climbing steps, which would have relevance to the keyword stairs. It is possible that the search function could be expanded by having more key words to pick up other words related to a topic, that may not specifically be included in the title.
Date of review: December 2022
Platform reviewed: Android
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