Purpose of App Review
- To highlight a caregiver tool that geographically tracks where individuals with Alheimers are located.
tweri Alzheimer is a mobile app that gives caregivers/family/friends/partners the ability to remotely locate a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.
The app allows for geographical mapping, setting a maximum walking radius, and push notifications to alert caregivers when these Alzheimer’s individuals are in need of help or venture too far away from the predetermined area designated in app setup.
Although tweri Alheimer contains many promising features of a useful caregiver app, it’s lacking in functionality and reliability. The app does not seem to work the way it should. Setting a distance or radius, for example, is not possible.
The app is supposed to allow users to start their walk, which can then be tracked by the caregiver. This resource simply does not accomplish what it states to achieve and these major issues technical issues are holding what should be an otherwise useful app back.
Aesthetically, tweri Alzheimer is designed well – though it’s a little difficult to follow how to register for an account and get started with customizing the app for your patient. Once registration is complete, the app interface seems simple. However, choosing which option to select to begin setup is confusing. There are also some spelling errors which may suggest poor authority and reliability to some users.
Once setup is complete, actually using tweri Alzheimer is difficult to figure out as well. I, for example, could not get the app to begin an instance of tracking a walk. Using the Help section on the main page is mediocre at best, especially when it comes to explaining what needs to be done to get started using the app.
The interactive map feature of the Set Area section of app has such potential to really target the area in which an individual can travel before sending a notification to the caregiver. It too, unfortunately, falls short of delivering this functionality reliably.
- The idea of the app
- App does not function properly
- Confusing design and navigation
- Inability to actually begin using the app after a very confusing and frustrating setup/registration
- Spelling errors and lack of authority
- A caregiver app with the potential to better the remote care of patients with Alzheimers
- Functionality and authority are less than par
- Very confusing design and hierarchy of information/options. Unable to know if something has been done correctly
Rating: (1 to 5 stars) – 3.25
- User Interface – 3
- Multimedia usage – 2 (does a poor job of offering an interactive map)
- Price – 5
- Real world applicability – 3
Phone used for review: Samsung Fascinate (Galaxy S phone)
This post does not establish, nor is it intended to establish, a patient physician relationship with anyone. It does not substitute for professional advice, and does not substitute for an in-person evaluation with your health care provider. It does not provide the definitive statement on the subject addressed. Before using these apps please consult with your own physician or health care provider as to the apps validity and accuracy as this post is not intended to affirm the validity or accuracy of the apps in question. The app(s) mentioned in this post should not be used without discussing the app first with your health care provider.