Lumosity: #1 Brain Games & Cognitive Training App

Version: 2019.07.09.1910293 | Cost: In App Purchases

Level 2 - General Health
Country: US
Category: Memory Training
Released: 09/06/2014
Updated: 11/07/2019
Version: 2019.07.09.1910293
Size: 87mb
Developer: Lumos Labs, Inc.
Reviewed On: 26/07/2019
This App achieved an ORCHA score of 82%.

It was assessed as a Level 2 App. These apps are focused on general health. They may collect data and they may have a number of more advanced features. Where they collect data we assess their data use policies and compliance with relevant standards. Because they are health focused we also assess their compliance in the Clinical Effectiveness as well as the User Experience domains.

This App does collect data and it is therefore assessed and scored based on its performance in all the sections of our review.

Data Privacy
20.9/30
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Clinical Assurance
35.5/40
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User Experience
26/30
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Developer description
Lumosity’s free brain training program consists of fun and interactive puzzle games to help you keep your mind active. Used by over 90 million people worldwide, Lumosity’s educational games for adults offers over 40 games designed to put your critical thinking, memory and problem-solving skills to the test. Start training your brain today! It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life and let your brain go on standby. Lumosity challenges your mental muscles across a variety of segments – memory, attention, speed, flexibility and problem solving. The games are quick and simple, but require immense focus to master. Start your brain training habit with a free 10 minute Fit Test to set your baseline scores and see how you compare with people your age. With Lumosity, you will work out with a personalized training program, unlock in-depth insights about how you play, and receive tips for better game accuracy, speed and strategy. Our brain games take cognitive tasks and turn them into fun games that challenge your mind! Ready to play fun and free brain games that challenge you? Download Lumosity today. FEATURES: DAILY BRAIN EXERCISES Over 40 brain games to challenge core cognitive and academic abilities, including: - Puzzle games - Memory games - Problem solving games - Logic games - Critical thinking games - Math games - Word and vocabulary games WORKOUT MODES - Carefully curated sets of games made for you - Games using your training habits and preferences to find different ways to challenge your brain - Elevate your training with new games DETAILED TRAINING INSIGHTS - Analyze your game play to level up your training - Learn your game strengths, weaknesses and cognitive patterns MINDFULNESS TRAINING - Keep your mind centered with meditation techniques - Practice mindfulness exercises to gain mental clarity and relaxation THE STORY BEHIND LUMOSITY We’re a team of scientists and designers exploring new ways to challenge the brain and push cognitive research forward. We take common cognitive and neuropsychological tasks, or design entirely new, experimental challenges. Working with experienced designers, they transform these tasks into fun games that challenge core cognitive skills. We also work with 40+ university researchers worldwide. We give qualified researchers free access to Lumosity training and tools — helping them investigate new areas in cognition. As we learn more about the possibilities of brain training, we invite you to train with us, and join us in our mission to advance the understanding of human cognition. The Lumosity app is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Japanese and Korean. To access the app in one of our languages, change your device setting to the desired language. English is the default language for devices not set to one of our supported languages. GET HELP: http://help.lumosity.com VISIT US: http://www.lumosity.com FOLLOW US: https://plus.google.com/+lumosity/ FOLLOW US: http://twitter.com/lumosity LIKE US: http://facebook.com/lumosity
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Wellbeing Tracking
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Data Collection

The data collected about you is capable of identifying that it relates to you

The type of data that it collects isn't classified as sensitive data.

(Identifiable but not Sensitive) – The type of information this App collects, is not sensitive but is still classed as identifiable data, relating to you and so could poses a risk in terms of your privacy and confidentiality. It is still therefore important that the publisher is clear what they do or don’t do with this information.

Data Use

The App does state that it won't share your data in any way with other people without your consent.

The App does allow you to share information in the App with other Apps, systems, organisations or users.

Data Security

The App does encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is transferred from the App.

The App doesn't encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is retained by the the developer.

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Professional Assurance

It was clear from our review that a suitably qualified professional or organisation was involved in the Apps development.

It wasn't clear from our review how regularly the advice and guidance given by the App was reviewed and updated by relevant professionals.

Testing

It was clear from our review that the App had been involved in any clinical trials or similar testing to demonstrate its 'real world' effectiveness.

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Testing

It wasclear from our review that the App had been through end user testing as part of its design and development.

Customisation

The App does provide customisable features.

End user capacity

The App does provide support for users with poor sight.

The App does provide support for users with hearing difficulties.

Support

The App doesn't appear to have a clear approach to dealing with user issues.

Cost

The App isn't entirely free to use.

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