There are several apps available for different purposes and audiences. The apps are available for free in the App Store. The basic premise for all apps is the game element. This not only increases the ease of engagement for the user, but also enables various ways of training, with different levels of difficulty, to be provided.
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.