Brain in Hand Mobile

Version: 3.0.0 | Cost: Paid

Level 3 - Professionally Led
Country: United Kingdom
Category: Stress and Anxiety, Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Released: 06/03/2013
Updated: 18/05/2017
Version: 3.0.0
Size: 168mb
Developer: Brain in Hand
Reviewed On: 30/04/2018
This App achieved an ORCHA score of 80% which is an Above Average score. This app ranked 4th when compared with other comparable Level 3 apps.
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Developer description
Brain in Hand software lets you easily access support from your phone.   Used by people with autism or mental health problems, it’s packed with features to help you remember activities, reduce anxiety and feel supported. Together this helps you achieve your goals – whether that’s travelling independently, staying in school, going to college or university, starting work for the first time or just learning how to deal better with life’s up and downs.   Our app helps Brain in Hand customers access their information that is held in our cloud-based software.  Our app doesn’t work on its own and so please don’t download the app before buying a software licence at www.braininhand.co.uk.
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We have identified that this App provides the following key features:

Information Recording

This App allows you to create a record of your health to help you and those who care for you to monitor your progress.

Social Support

This App provides access to a wider social support network (virtual or real), relevant to the health area or condition it is aimed at.

Professional Use

This apps offers guidance to professionals only relating to the diagnosis or treatment of conditions. These apps are most likely to be level 4 apps, requiring extensive testing and CE marking, having been developed by clinicians for clinicians.

WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR?

This review area looks at what information an App collects from you, what it does with that information and how secure is its handling of that data. For some Apps this is only a minor issue as they don’t gather much information. Other Apps can gather lots of very personal and sensitive information and for these it is important to know how they go about handling this.

This app achieved a Average score compared to other Apps in Level 3.

Data Collection

This App does collect your data.

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

The type of data that it collects is classified as sensitive data.

(Identifiable and Sensitive) - Because of the type of data that this App collects it is particularly important that the App takes the security and privacy of that data seriously and only enables others to see or share this information if you have expressly consented to this.

Data Use

The App does state that it won't share your data in any way with other people without your consent. The App doesn't allow you to share information in the App with other Apps, systems, organisations or individuals.

Data Security

The App does encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is retained in the App or as it is transferred from the App.

WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR?

This review area looks at what evidence there is that there is a suitably qualified professional or organisation behind the App or that it has been endorsed, accredited or underwritten by such an individual or organisation. It also assesses what evidence there is around user testing and what evidence there is that supports the effectiveness of the App in terms of claimed health benefits. The higher the Level of the App and the more sophisticated its functions, the more crucial this becomes.

This app achieved a Above Average score compared to other Apps in Level 3.

Professional Assurance

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.

Testing

It was clear from our review that the App had been through end user testing as part of its development.

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.

Regulation

It isn't likely that this App could be viewed as a medical device that would require such an assessment.

WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR?

This Review Area looks at how an App has been designed to support the overall user experience. This includes its availability on both primary platforms, how customisable the App is, how well it caters for end users with different capabilities and needs – such as visual or other impairments – how content is managed, how well supported the App is and what it costs. This area also looks at overall User Review scores from both platforms.

This app achieved a Above Average score compared to other Apps in Level 3.

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 does appear to have a clear approach to dealing with user issues.

Cost

The App isn't entirely free to use.

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Any score below 65% would indicate that an App has some issues that users should investigate further prior to using this App.

Scores below 45% indicate that an App has considerable issues or challenges and in its current form is potentially unhelpful or unsafe.

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