Positional Vertigo app

Positional Vertigo app's guided exercises are intended for people who have benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).

Positional Vertigo app By Prof. Dr. Michael Strupp
  • Education and information.
  • Reminders.

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Country of origin Germany
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Security and privacy Does the app:
  • collect medical information? No
  • require a login? No
  • Can be password protected No
  • have a privacy policy? No
  • require internet access? No

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$4.99 (one off cost).

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What does the app do?

The Positional Vertigo app provides verbal and visual guidance through manoeuvres to help with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). It has detailed information about when to perform the manoeuvres, possible symptoms and the difference between the Semont and Semont Plus manoeuvres.

The app is most useful for people who have consulted a medical professional or specialist and received a diagnosis of BPPV, and who have been advised to perform Semont or Semont Plus manoeuvres. The app provides verbal and visual guidance on how to do these manoeuvres.  

For the complete app description, go to the Google Play(external link), App Store(external link) or, for a more detailed review, see Reviews


✔ The app advises that the user should have been told by a doctor which side is affected (however, it gives a “diagnostic positional manoeuvre” for those who do not know, which may be insufficient to diagnose affected side).

✔ The verbal cues guide the user to stay in the position for the required amount of time.

✔ The app recommends repetition of the manoeuvres.

✔ The app cautions that the manoeuvres may induce or worsen vertigo and dizziness during the movement.

✔ The app includes information about benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).

✔ The app was developed by Michael Strupp, a Professor of Neurology in Germany, who is well-regarded as an international expert in vestibular disorders.

✔ The app gives an email address for the professor, so that users can ask questions or give suggestions for improvements to the app. 

✔ The developers have included references from articles, however these are noted in German, not English.

✘ The user must go to settings to select English (otherwise all instructions are in German).

✘ There seems to be a glitch in the software for the visual demonstration of the Semont plus manoeuvre for the left affected ear. The visual depiction of the first movement is much smaller than the other visual guides and difficult to see.

✘ The treatment manoeuvres demonstrated are specific to a particular type of BPPV only. Other forms of BPPV are not covered.

Review details

Date of review: June 2023
Platform reviewed: Apple
Version: 2.0

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Reviewed by: Dr Rachael Taylor, Research Fellow and Vestibular Audiologist, the University of Auckland; Vanessa Simpson, Senior Vestibular and Neurological Physiotherapist and Educator; Tania Linford, Senior Clinical Audiologist.

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