The app Tät® provides a pelvic floor muscle training programme in six basic and six advanced levels, information and advice. It contains help functions, ability to create reminders, visualisation of each level of training, and a statistic function. It is developed for treatment of stress urinary incontinence in women.
The effect of the mobile application has been evaluated in a study where 123 women were randomised to 3 months treatment with support of the smartphone application, or to a control group. Nine out of ten women in the app group improved, compared to two out of ten in the control group. For more details, see Publications at http://www.econtinence.se.
In order to follow the use and the effect of treatment when the app is freely available, there are some questions integrated into the app regarding age, education, rural or urban living and urinary leakage. After three months there are follow-up questions regarding urinary leakage and exercises. Answering the questionnaires are optional, and entered data is anonymously transferred to the research database. The answers cannot be traced to a specific user or telephone number. The study is approved by the Regional Ethical Review Board, Umeå University (Dnr 2014-389-32M). More information at http://www.econtinence.se.
This app is CE marked in accordance with regulations for medical devices class l (LVFS 2003:11).