What do our reviewers say?
- 100% of testers found it easy to use.
Download Beats Medical
Beats Medical is available for iPhone and iPad.
Beats Medical focuses on the 3 main Parkinson's challenges, which makes it perfect for customising your own programme. If you have dexterity issues, but no problem with speech, you can just use the parts of the app that are appropriate for your needs.
David, diagnosed 2015
"I found the speech exercises on the app had a fairly immediate effect on my voice. I'm aware of my weak voice, and try to do regular singing. After just a few days with the voice exercises, my singing voice was noticeably stronger."
"I've used Beats Medical for 4 or 5 years now and it's still useful.
It has 3 main sections - mobility, speech and dexterity.
"For mobility I walk in a straight line for 2 minutes, either holding the phone or with it in my pocket. The app then calculates a speed, and I have to try and match that pace for the next 10 minutes.
"For speech, you sit at a table and are presented with 3 options - single word, sentences and saying 'aah'. For single word, 10 words appear one at a time and you say each word at a level suitable for your voice. For sentences you are given 5 sentences that you need to speak at a suitable level. For the last option, you say 'ahh' as loudly as you can for as long as possible.
"Overall I've found Beats Medical a good app for my situation."
"For dexterity, you're presented with a screen displaying 9 circles. The aim is to take each circle from the 'master' position into a main circle. Once you've done this the reverse is done using your best hand, then you can do the same with your other hand.
"Almost inevitably the best hand is quicker, but I like doing this and get good feedback seeing the results. A little while ago I was feeling rough and it was quickly reflected in this operation. It led me to some changes that have been beneficial."
Do you use Beats Medical?
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Meet the developer
Dr Ciara Clancy, Founder of Beats Medical
It was while working with people with Parkinson's that Ciara realised the need for a product that could improve mobility and independent management.
She created Beats Medical to help with the mobility symptoms associated with Parkinson's, and to enable people with Parkinson's to take control.
Ciara wants to empower people with Parkinson's and improve the quality of life for those affected by the condition.
Find out more on the Beats Medical website.
Our Mobile Health Review Information
Beats Medical provides allied health therapy exercises (physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy) for people with Parkinson's through an iPhone or iPad.
Beats Medical also supports its users with a dedicated phone and email support line, offering help with setting up and using the app. The support service ensures ease of use, correct use and support for all users, particularly for those who may be unfamiliar with technology.
- Application: Beats Medical
- Version: 2.21
- Platform: iOS
- Handset/Hardware: iPhone 6
- Assessment date: 23/06/2018