MS Energise app

MS Energise app

  • A New Zealand-based app to help people with multiple sclerosis cope with fatigue.
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MS Energise app By AUTEL, in collaboration with AUT University NZ, Bournemouth University, University of Brighton


  • Sleep tracker.
  • Activity tracker.
  • Education and information.
  • Self-help tips and advice.
Country of origin New Zealand
Clinical review 

5 star review

Read a clinical review below.

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Free version has first 2 levels of one of the modules. Pay a fee to access all content and features.

How to get the app

MS Energise app uses cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)–based approaches to help people with multiple sclerosis manage their fatigue. It has 7 modules —thoughts, behaviour, emotions, fatigue, body, world, future. Each module has an education section and self-management tools and techniques. The app gives insight into the way behaviour, thoughts, emotions, bodily factors, and the environment can contribute to fatigue. By improving understanding of the illness and changes in thinking and behaviour, users can better manage their condition. 

For the complete app description, go to iTunes(external link) (apple) or the app website(external link) and for a detailed review, see reviews below.

Note: The usability of the MS Energise app has been field-tested in MS patients in NZ and the UK. Read more about the study and users feedback(external link).


Based on a proven approach for managing MS (CBT).


✔ Is interactive - allows users to record fatigue and energy levels.

Easy to use.

Only available on iTunes (App store) — not available for Android devices (Play Store).


Clinical review

5 star review

: Karen Clark, Neurology Clinical Nurse Specialist,Waikato DHB
Date of review: December 2017
Comments: This app is most useful for young adults who are computer literate and their life is on their phone. It's easy to navigate. It reinforces information given in clinic. Illustrations and videos are great. Users can refer to the information anytime they like. Thank you for making this a reality for our patients. 
Safety concerns: None.
New Zealand relevance: No concerns.

This app has been reviewed by other independent websites: ms Multiple Sclerosis New Zealand(external link)


  1. Babbage DR, Van Kessel K, Drown K, et al MS Energize: Field trial of an app for self-management of fatigue for people with multiple sclerosis(external link). Internet Interv. 2019 Nov 9;18:100291. 
  2. Van Kessel K, Babbage DR, Reay N, et al. Mobile Technology Use by People Experiencing Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue: Survey Methodology(external link). JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2017 Feb 28;5(2):e6
  3. Winberg C, Kylberg M, Pettersson C, et al. The Use of Apps for Health in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease and Stroke - Barriers and Facilitators(external link). Stud Health Technol Inform. 2017;242:638-641

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