There are several apps available for different purposes and audiences. The apps are for free available in the App Store. The basic premise for all apps is the game element. On the one hand this increases the stakes of the rehabilitant, on the other hand it will also result in various difficulty levels and training opportunities.
BCA (Breath Controlled Apps)
The apps provide several possibilities and levels of training for breathing techniques, among others:
- enhancing conscious inhaling and exhaling;
- visualising the intensity of inhaling and exhaling;
- teaching a rhythm for inhaling and exhaling.
Visual feedback of breathing provides a major enhancement of the training effect of exercise. The element of play gives extra motivation to the patient. Reward is instantaneous.