The first digital health application (DiGA) for COPD is here! Kaia COPD is now available free of charge on prescription for those with statutory health insurance. We support you in everyday life with a digital therapy program that you can use anytime, anywhere without stressful journeys or waiting time. Learn:
• Breathing techniques to better cope with shortness of breath
• Movement exercises that improve your performance
• Tips and in-depth information on living a more active life with COPD
Kaia COPD offers you an individual therapy program that is tailored to your needs. Every day you will receive a mix of exercises including knowledge units, relaxation and movement. All content was developed in collaboration with lung specialists in order to offer you effective methods of pulmonary rehabilitation at home.
▶ How to get your prescription:
Step 1: Download Kaia COPD and register in the app.
Step 2: Make a doctor's appointment. General practitioners and lung specialists can prescribe Kaia COPD.
Step 3: Get a prescription for Kaia COPD.
Step 4: Submit the prescription to your statutory health insurance. You can also use our prescription service in the Kaia app! Simply upload your prescription and we take care of sending it to the right person from your health insurance.
Step 5: You will receive an activation code from your health insurance. As soon as you enter it in the app, you get 12 weeks of free access to the Kaia COPD therapy program. Access expires automatically, you don’t sign up for a subscription and you do not have to cancel anything.
If you have any questions about the prescription, you can always contact our team: Phone: +49 89 904 226 740 (Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
▶ Why is Kaia COPD so effective?
The movement training adapts to your fitness level, you determine the difficulty of the exercises.
With our digital trainer, we ensure that you perform the exercises correctly. The motion coach analyzes your body posture and gives you feedback in real-time.
Relaxation and breathing exercises teach you techniques to better cope with COPD symptoms in everyday life.
Interactive knowledge units bring you closer to the origin and treatment of COPD
▶ Medical purpose:
Kaia COPD is a medical product based on the concept of pulmonary rehabilitation for use by people with COPD. Each time the app is used, Kaia delivers new course units to promote physical activity and to help people proactively manage their COPD. Kaia COPD supports people aged 18 years or older with a diagnosis of COPD (J44.-) as long as contraindications and other causes for symptoms which require specific therapy are excluded. Kaia COPD cannot diagnose conditions or injuries and cannot replace a medical consultation.
Advanced heart failure (I50.-), heart disease, other unexplained cardiovascular system disorders (I51.-)
Pulmonary embolism, pulmonary artery infarction (I26.-) or deep vein thrombosis (I80.2-)
Current infection/exacerbation with worsening dyspnea (J44.1-)
▶ Relative contraindications:
Previous diseases of the musculoskeletal system such as herniated discs (M51.-), reduced bone density (M80.- / M81.-) or operations in the area of the spine and large joints (Z98.-)
Neurological disorders such as recent cerebral infarction (I63.-)
Unsteady gait (R26.-), frequent falls (R29.6)
Cardiac disorders (I51.9) or post-myocardial infarction condition (I21.-)
▶ Additional Information:
Instructions for use: https://www.kaiahealth.de/rechtliches/gebrauchsanweisung-fuer-copd
Terms and conditions: https://www.kaiahealth.de/rechtliches/agb/