Orientate app

An app for a person who has had a stroke or limb amputation, or with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), or who suffers persistent pain in a hand or foot. Orientate app is best used under the guidance of a health professional.

Orientate  By Reflex Pain Management 
Features
  • Laterality recognition program
  • Uses graded motor imagery
  • Has image library
  • Graded difficulty levels  
  • Results storage
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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: No
  • require internet access: Yes
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Available from Google Play         App Store
Cost Basic (free); paid upgrade
Note: the app is advertised as free but it is only free for the initial 3 levels. The intermediate and advanced levels have a cost which is NOT disclosed with the initial app installation other than In-app products at $1.39 listed in the additional information section. 

What does the app do?

Orientate app helps the user improve on discrimination between left and right of of their hands and feet. It is based on graded motor imagery. The app has three packs (beginners, intermediate and advanced), with each pack having 3 levels (hands, feet, mixed).     

The app may be helpful to a person who has had a stroke or limb amputation, or with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), or who suffers persistent pain in a hand or foot. It is best used under the guidance of a health professional.

For the complete app description, go to Google Play  or  App Store or for a complete review, see Reviews.

PROS CONS 

✔ Easy to follow the instructions

✔ Help available to assist with use

✔ Assists with laterality discrimination

✔ Applied for BOTH hands or feet

✔ Has 3 initial free levels of difficulty

✔  Displays if answer correct or not immediately on the screen with a green tick for correct and red cross for incorrect

✔ Progress is mapped

✔ All results are stored only on device

✔ Data of use, progress or play is not being used without permission for other

✔ Reply received through email contact given on website.purposes.

✘ The cost for the advanced levels comes as a surprise as this is not disclosed other than on their website

✘ The permission section in the additional information on the web site states that data from phone USB storage files, photos or videos is accessed and may be read, modified or deleted. It is not known is this data is being collected, stored or used for other purposes

✘ No permission is given to allow this access to files, phone photos or videos

✘ No ability to withdraw this access is apparent but is necessary for results of play to be stored on the device

Review details

Date of review: July 2019
Platform reviewed: Android
Version: 1.1
Download size: 10.69 MB
Updated on: October 2018

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Last reviewed: 15 Jul 2019