Flowy helps individuals suffering from anxiety and panic attacks by utilizing video games that teach and promote breathing exercises for immediate relaxation. The game follows the main character, Aegir, steer his boat through the sea in timed intervals that coincide with modeled breathing exercises. Flowy allows for anxiety symptom tracking based on a brief questionnaire (7 items) using the “Calm School,” and can be tailored to align with individual breathing speeds. The app can be used for children, adolescents and adults and is supported on Android and mobile devices (with significant feature improvements currently in development)

Available for: Android; iOS 6.0 or later (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)
Company Name: Playlab London Ltd.
Classification: Mindfulness, Symptom Tracking
Targeted conditions: Stress & Anxiety
Target demographics: Everyone (children, adolescents, adults)
Special provider necessary: No
Languages Available in: English
Where to get it:
iTunes App Store
Google Play

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PsyberGuide rating: The research and support basis of the product

Research base 1/3
Research support 1/2
Specificity of proposed intervention 3/3
Number of consumer ratings 3/3
Product advisory support 0/1
Software support 1/2

Total 9/14

date of rating: May 2017

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Research on the product

Pham, Q., Khatib, Y., Stansfeld, S., Fox, S., & Green, T. (2016). Feasibility and efficacy of an mHealth game for managing anxiety:“Flowy” randomized controlled pilot trial and design evaluation. Games for health journal5(1), 50-67.

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