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Nicola Wydenbach By Nicola Wydenbach

SingApp:Parkinson's. A singing app for people living with Parkinson's to use at home. Singing has many benefits for people with Parkinson's including helping with volume and swallow mechanism.

Beckenham Idea stage

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Group singing for people living with health conditions, such as lung health, Parkinson's, chronic pain, have been shown to benefit the symptoms of these health issues. Regular group singing sessions have been shown to increase wellbeing for the participants living with chronic conditions. ​ However, some participants find it difficult to travel to the sessions, others would like to practice more regularly outside of sessions. MediSing has developed app technology to bring the benefits of these group singing session to participants at anytime via an app on their phones while keeping it fun, entertaining and artistic.

What we'll deliver:

  • An app that is co-created with people living with Parkinson's

Why it's a great idea:

Over 145000 people in the UK live with Parkinson's. The research into the benefits of singing for people with Parkinson's has found to have positive benefits especially for people's voices which are weakened by the condition. Parkinson's can be an isolating condition and this has been exacerbated due to the lockdown. Online delivery has also shown that more people with Parkinson's are accessing singing interventions and also using the online provision to practise more regularly than a once a week at a singing group. Added to that Parkinson's is also a physically debilitating condition and those that cannot make a live session have been able to access online provisions. One lady wrote to me that because of the physical nature of her Parkinson's she could not make the live singing sessions but was now joining in online. The answer is an app. But rather than developing an app for the Parkinson's community, we want to co-design the prototype with and for the Parkinson's community.

Steps to get it done:

  • Testing the app


Location Beckenham

About the space

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London Borough of Bromley

How will the money be spent?Total £24,006

App Design - £22,320 (93%)
Other - £1,686 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

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App Design
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT

Total £24,006

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