Welcome to Kaia COPD: My Active COPD Therapy
The Kaia COPD program can be done in just a few minutes per day. All you need is enough space to move and relax, as well as a stable Internet connection for your smartphone or tablet. This document contains important information to help you get started with Kaia COPD. Keep in mind that your doctor is still the best person to provide you with information about your diagnosis and answer any medical questions you might have. If you have questions about signing up for Kaia COPD or reimbursement through your private or statutory health insurance, please contact our Customer Support via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Kaia COPD is a digital application based on pulmonary rehabilitation, a clinically validated lung-health program. This means through different therapy elements, Kaia COPD encourages you to be physically active every day and to more actively manage your COPD.
Kaia COPD combines several approaches that have proven to be particularly effective when used together.
Your therapy starts with a questionnaire to determine your exercise capacity. With this questionnaire, we can get an idea of how you're currently managing your COPD. Your answers allow us to tailor the workouts to your symptom severity and exercise ability.
We advise our users to follow the instructions as closely as possible. This way you can use Kaia COPD safely and get the most out of the program.
Kaia COPD should ideally be used between 3 and 7 times a week, unless you have been instructed otherwise by your doctor.
Kaia COPD is a medical product based on the concept of pulmonary rehabilitation for use by people with COPD. Each time the app is used, Kaia delivers new course units to promote physical activity and to help people proactively manage their COPD. Kaia COPD supports people aged 18 years or older with a diagnosis of COPD (J44.-) as long as contraindications and other causes for symptoms which require specific therapy are excluded. Kaia COPD cannot diagnose conditions or injuries and cannot replace a medical consultation.
Do not use Kaia COPD if you have trouble understanding any part of the instructions or if you do not speak English well enough to fully understand the instructions given in the app. Do not use Kaia COPD if you are under 18 years of age.
Only use Kaia COPD after a thorough consultation with your doctor if you have any of the conditions mentioned below (relative contraindications):
The following side effects have been reported with regular physical activity and with the use of Kaia COPD:
If these complaints persist for longer than a few days, please consult your doctor.
Kaia COPD offers an extensive training program that includes education, workouts, and relaxation courses. Kaia COPD is unique because it provides a new, personalized mix of your therapy program every day.
From the “Today” tab, you can start your sessions of your selected courses. To begin an exercise, tap on a course and then select “Start.”
You can customize your daily program by joining and leaving courses. To enroll in a course, select the “Settings” tab on the bottom of the screen. From the “Settings” screen, select “Course enrollment” to see an overview of your courses.
Tap on a course to add it to your daily schedule. The courses you are enrolled in are marked with a dark blue check-mark icon. You can leave courses at any time—the only course that is a fixed part of your therapy program is the workout course. Each course consists of several modules. In your daily program, you’ll receive one module or exercise each day for every course in which you are enrolled. If all daily units are finished, the day will be marked as complete.
Physical exercises are the cornerstone of your daily therapy program. Kaia COPD will select the best physical exercises for you every day based on the answers you provided when you completed your questionnaire and the feedback you give after each exercise session. To start your daily physical exercise session, select “Workout” in the “Today” tab and tap on “Start” button.
You can adjust the length of the workout by selecting the desired length of training lengths or number of exercise rounds before beginning your workout. Once you start your Daily Program, the exercise videos will be loaded into Kaia COPD.
Therefore, we recommend connecting to WiFi each time you use Kaia COPD to ensure best performance. If you choose not to connect to WiFi, please check with your network service provider regarding data usage and overages.