Supported by Durham County Council, Sentimoto will be piloting a smart phone application – My Kin – in November. The application aims to help people take control of their wellbeing by keeping track of your wellness and signposting relevant local activities and support services around you. We are looking for community volunteers (Android phone users) to help us test the application and provide feedback.
For more information please read below.
By providing us with your email, you will be asked to join our pilot mailing list. Your email will not be shared with any 3rd party and you can unsubscribe at any point by clicking the link at the bottom of the emails we send you!
To become a participant you need to:
- own a phone that runs Android
- ideally be based in the Durham / Chester-le-Street area
- be aged 50+
- install and try out the app on your phone for around 2 months starting in November
- provide all-important feedback at the beginning and end of the pilot period
What we will be testing
Through this pilot, we will be looking to see if the My Kin application can help promote community engagement and increase the visibility of physical and social activities and support already present in County Durham. Our objective is to help reducing physical inactivity and social isolation through a fun and free application that encourages healthy lifestyles.
During the pilot, we will:
Run focus-groups to introduce the application and get some initial feedback (October 16-17 – Optional)
Send a questionnaire to obtain a baseline for how much users engage with physical and social activities (end of October)
Ask you to download the application and keep it running for 3 months (November – January)
Send out an end-of-study questionnaire to see if there have been any changes to the baseline and what you liked and disliked about the app (end of January)
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns at any point please do email us at email@example.com – we appreciate any feedback!
Thank you for your support!
The Sentimoto team
Your email will only be used for communication for the purposes of this trial by Sentimoto and will not be shared with other organisations.You will be able to opt out of the trial and further communication from us at any time. To do so simply uninstall the application from your phone and unsubscribe from our email list (a link to unsubscribing is provided at the bottom of every Sentimoto email communication).