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Elevate - Brain Training

Version: 5.8.1 | Cost: In App Purchases

Level 2 - General Health
Country: US
Category: Memory Training
Released: 22/05/2014
Updated: 03/11/2018
Version: 5.8.1
Size: 191mb
Developer: Elevate Labs
Reviewed On: 17/09/2018
This App achieved an Orcha score of 83%

It was assessed as a Level 2 App. These apps are focussed on general health. They may collect data and they may have a number of more advanced features. Where they collect data we assess their data use policies and compliance with relevant standards. Because they are health focussed we also assess their compliance in the Clinical Effectiveness as well as the User Experience domains.

This App does collect data and it is therefore assessed and scored based on its performance in all the sections of our review.

Data Security
17.8/30
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Clinical Assurance
39/40
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User Experience
25.7/30
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Developer description
Elevate was selected by Apple as App of the Year! Elevate is a brain training program designed to improve focus, speaking abilities, processing speed, memory, math skills, and more. Each person is provided with a personalized training program that adjusts over time to maximize results. The more you train with Elevate, the more you’ll improve critical cognitive skills that are proven to boost productivity, earning power, and self-confidence. Users who train at least 3 times per week have reported dramatic gains and increased confidence. FEATURES • 35+ games for critical cognitive skills like focus, memory, processing, math, precision, and comprehension • Detailed performance tracking • Personalized daily workouts that include the skills you need most • Adaptive difficulty progression to ensure your experience is challenging • Workout calendar to help you track your streaks and stay motivated • Play 4 additional mini-games and review your performance on your Apple Watch with Elevate Dash • And more! IN THE NEWS Apple App of the Year CNET “Elevate comes out ahead” in the battle of the brain training apps. Washington Post Elevate is a “cognitive pick-me-up” with games that are “good for mental breaks throughout the workday.” RESEARCH BEHIND ELEVATE Elevate's games are designed in collaboration with experts in neuroscience and cognitive learning and are based on extensive scientific research. Elevate’s brain training algorithms further focus the learning experience by drawing from research in memory studies to develop a personalized training program for each user. ELEVATE SUBSCRIPTION TERMS Elevate offers a 14-day free trial as well as a basic free version. To access the free version, tap the X in the upper left-hand corner after you sign up for an account. If you choose to subscribe, you will be charged a yearly subscription fee according to your country. The subscription fee will be shown in the app before you complete the payment. Your subscription will automatically renew at the end of each subscription term, unless auto-renewal is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the term. Subscription renewals cost the same as the original subscription, and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. You may manage your subscription and turn off auto-renewal at any time after purchase by going to your iTunes Account Settings. Refunds will not be given for any unused portion of the term. For additional information, please read our Terms of Service (https://www.elevateapp.com/terms) and Privacy Policy (https://www.elevateapp.com/privacy).
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Social Support Networks
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GoalSetting and Gamification
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Alerts And Notifications
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Automated Guidance
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Wellbeing Tracking
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Data Collection

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

The type of data that it collects isn't classified as sensitive data.

(Identifiable but not Sensitive) – The type of information this App collects, is not sensitive but is still classed as identifiable data, relating to you and so could poses a risk in terms of your privacy and confidentiality. It is still therefore important that the publisher is clear what they do or don’t do with this information.

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 doesn't encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is transferred from the App.

The App doesn't encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is retained by the the developer.

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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 was clear from our review that the App had been involved in any clinical trials or similar testing to demonstrate its 'real world' effectiveness.

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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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