Squeezy - NHS Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercise App
Developer: Propagator Ltd
Squeezy has been designed by chartered physiotherapists specialising in Pelvic Health working in the NHS.Read More
It is suitable for all women who want to do pelvic floor muscle exercises (or Kegel exercises). The app is particularly aimed at women who are seeing a specialist physiotherapist for problems connected to their bladder, bowels or pelvic floor muscles as it can be tailored to a specific exercise programme and set to remind you when to do your exercises. It is simple to use, discreet, informative and has helpful visual and audio prompts to support your exercise programme plus it maintains a record of the number of exercises you have completed. Squeezy has won several industry awards including ehi Awards 2016, Health Innovation Network 2016, National Continence Care Awards 2015/16 and was finalist for awards including Advancing Healthcare Awards 2014 and 2017, Abbvie Sustainable Healthcare Awards 2016. Features: •Apple Watch support! Be extra discrete, squeeze from your watch •Customisable exercise plan •“Professional mode” to help physiotherapists set detailed exercise plans for patients •Visual, and audio guides for exercises •Information and tips written by professional Women’s Health physiotherapists •Track and monitor your progress •Write a short note after a completed exercise •Simple and clear interface
It was assessed as a Level 3 App. These apps can be focused on general health or supporting specific health conditions. 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 focused 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.
We have identified that this App provides the following key features:
GoalSetting and Gamification
Alerts And Notifications
Remote Clinical Monitoring
This App achieved an ORCHA score of 83%.
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.
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.
The App does encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is transferred from the App.
The App does encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is retained by the the developer.
(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.
It was clear from our review that a suitably qualified professional or organisation was involved in the Apps development.
It was clear from our review how regularly the advice and guidance given by the App was reviewed and updated by relevant professionals.
It was clear from our review that the App has been assessed by MHRA or other UK based notified body and does not require a CE Mark.
It was clear from our review that the App had been through end user testing as part of its design and development.
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.
The App does appear to have a clear approach to dealing with user issues.
The App isn't entirely free to use.