Developed by the University of Manchester and partners, KOKU is an award winning App which aims to assist older adults to independently engage with evidence based strength and balance exercises and includes games on how to maintain bone health, home safety and staying hydrated. For a brief introduction on KOKU see short video or website.
It is currently available in the App store for iPad use (not smart phone/App store) and can be downloaded as long as the user has an iPad. Simply search for the name and click download. It is offered as free to use, for anyone who is able to access and download it. It has been certified and approved by NHS Digital and is GDPR and safety compliant.
It is aimed at anyone aged 65 and over, but could also be used by younger age groups who are digitally literate or can be supported with the download and navigation of the app (i.e. by relatives, carers or care home staff). It does not require clinicians to assess, oversee or monitor use due to its novel self-assessment descriptors and user-centred design.