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Aura: Mindfulness & Happiness Review

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Credibility

Credibility

2.33 / 5.00

Overall Score: 7/15

Consumer Ratings: 2/2
Proposed Goal: 2/2
Evidence Based Content: 1/1
Software Updates: 2/2
Clinical Input in Development: 0/1
Research on Development Process: 0/1
Efficacy of Other Products: 0/1
Research Independence and Review: 0/2
Research Base: 0/3

Rating Date: August 2020

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User Experince

User Experience

4.58 / 5.00

Engagement: 4.65 Functionality: 4.75 Aesthetics: 4.83 Information: 4.10 Subjective quality score: 4.06 Perceived impact score: 3.83 Rating date: March 2020 Rated by: PsyberGuide

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Transparency

Transparency

Questionable

Overall Score: Questionable

Does the app have a privacy policy?: Yes

Does the privacy policy describe the information storage and sharing procedures related to user entered information, OR state that user information is stored locally?: Yes

Does the privacy policy state that the app/server encrypts/de-identifies the entered data OR state that user information is stored locally?:  Yes

Does the app provide the option of a pin entry or log-in process to view and enter user data?: Yes

Does the privacy policy state whether or not users can use the app WITHOUT entering identifiable information, OR state that user information is stored locally?: No/Can’t Tell

Does the privacy policy state whether or not users can delete entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?: No/Can’t Tell

Does the privacy policy state whether or not users can edit entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?: No/Can’t Tell

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Professional Reviews

Professional Review

Not Yet Available

Aura is a meditation and mindfulness app that invites users to identify how they are feeling, and complete a brief (5-10 minute) guided meditation practice related to their current feeling. After each session, the app encourages users to reflect how the meditation session changed how they feel. The “Community” section of the app allows users to post these reflections to a community board that is visible to other users of the app. Users can browse different meditation “Channels” featuring playlists of meditations dedicated to specific topics (e.g. “Calm Anxiety”, “Peaceful Morning”, “Positivity and Happiness”, and “Self-Love”

Technical Details

Available For: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch; Requires Android 4.1 and up
Developer: Aura Health Inc.
Type of Treatment: Mindfulness, Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring
Targeted Conditions: Stress and Anxiety, Sleep
Target Audience: Adults
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English
Cost: Free with in-app purchases
Get it on: Google Play, Apple App Store, Web

Research on this App

There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of Aura: Mindfulness & Happiness

Click the links below to learn more about the treatment types used in this app.
How Symptom Trackers Work
How Mindfulness Works

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