Keep on Keep Up app

An exercise app for older adults to improve or maintain their balance and strength.

Keep On Keep Up  By Reason Digital
Features
  • Notification of when exercises are due
  • Tracking completed exercises

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Country of origin  United Kingdom
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Security and privacy Does the app:
  • collect medical information? No
  • require a login? No
  • have password protection? No
  • have a privacy policy? Yes (The privacy policy is robust, clear and accessible. There is no unnecessary information collected or accesses required.)                      
  • require internet access? No
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Cost Free

What does the app do?

Keep on Keep Up app is an exercise app to help older adults improve strength and balance. In the app, 3 daily exercises will be demonstrated for you, including a set of clear instructions plus safety advice. You can also track your progress with a simple table showing the daily exercise sessions that have been completed.

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PROS CONS 

✔ Easy to use.

✔ Fun cartoon pictures and animations that explain the exercises clearly and guide you as you do them.

✔ Has been tested in-depth and exercises are based on robust research evidence (Otago exercise programme).

✔ Extra games that help you to learn about other ways to reduce the risk of falling in your home.

✘  Reminder notifications do not always work and it can be unclear when the next set of exercises are due to be done.

✘ You need to be motivated to complete the exercises regularly for it to work well.



Review details

Date of review: September 2021
Platform reviewed: Apple iPad (requires iPadOS 10.0 or later, or Apple M1 chip and macOS 11.0 or later)
Version: 1.6.5 

App developer
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References

  1. Map the apps: a rapid review of digital approaches to support the engagement of older adults in strength and balance exercises BMC Geriatrics, 2020
  2. Otago Exercise Programme ACC, NZ

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Credits: Health Navigator Editorial Team. Reviewed By: Dr Alice Miller, GP locum, FRNZCGP, Wellington Last reviewed: 30 Sep 2021