Lincus Companion

Version: 2.0.2 | Cost: Entirely Free

Level 2 - Self Managed
Country: United Kingdom
Category: Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Rate, High Blood Pressure (Hypertension), Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension), Cholesterol, Stress and Anxiety, Diet and Weight Loss, Fitness
Released: 20/11/2015
Updated: 19/06/2017
Version: 2.0.2
Size: 61mb
Developer: Lincus Lite
Reviewed On: 24/01/2018
This App achieved an ORCHA score of 88% which is an Above Average score. This app ranked 2nd when compared with other comparable Level 2 apps.
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Developer description
Lincus is a free to use, state of the art, quantified self app. Lincus allows you to track and improve your health and wellbeing, to get the most out of life. Lincus has been designed with you in mind, whether you are fit and healthy or have complex health needs. Lincus helps you track your life and learn what works for you (and what doesn't) in an easy to use, accessible app.
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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.

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 Above Average score compared to other Apps in Level 2.

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 does 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 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 2.

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

This app is a medical device and has a CE mark.

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 Average score compared to other Apps in Level 2.

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 doesn't appear to have a clear approach to dealing with user issues.

Cost

The App is entirely free to use.

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