Blood pressure under control with Manoa

The Manoa app supports you individually in dealing with high blood pressure in everyday life.

Cost coverage by CSS

Customers with supplementary medical expenses insurance with CSS receive free access to the Manoa app for six months.

  • Online registration with CSS

    Fill in the CSS online form under the following link:

    To CSS registration

  • Receive the access code by e-mail

    After registering online, you will immediately receive your personal access data by e-mail.

  • Download the app and enter access code

    Download the Manoa app and enter your access code.

  • CE mark

    Class 1 medical device

  •  Logo Hanover Medical School

    Developed with medical professionals

  •  Seal of Approval of the High Blood Pressure League - Certified Digital Health Assistant 2020

    Certified by the German Hypertension League

  • Symbol Safety

    We are DSGVO compliant

Manoa helps you to measure your blood pressure correctly and gives you personal recommendations on your measurements.

Figure blood pressure feedback in chat

Simply record your measurements via your smartphone camera or connected blood pressure devices.

Figure scanning function of the blood pressure diary in the Manoa App

Share your current blood pressure report easily with your doctor during an office visit.

Figure overview of the blood pressure diary in the Manoa App

Let Manoa motivate you to live a healthy lifestyle with personalised goals on nutrition, exercise and relaxation.

Figure program in the Manoa app

Get tips in the form of videos, articles and audios to learn more about high blood pressure and your health.

Figure information in the Manoa app

What experts say

Photo Prof. Dr. med. Florian P. Limbourg

"Manoa offers a simple, effective and scientifically proven method to perform the important blood pressure self-monitoring at home correctly and regularly and also to share it with the doctor. Especially in the current situation, this is an important contribution to giving patients safety and reducing risks."

Prof. Dr. med. Florian P. Limbourg

Coordinator of the Hypertension Centre of the Hannover Medical School and member of the board of the German Hypertension League

What our users say

"The app is a good support in everyday life: it reminds me to measure and record my blood pressure and to change my "unhealthy habits". Although I work in the health sector, I still get a lot of new information. I think that's great. And last but not least, with the help of the app, I now feel like I can actively influence my blood pressure levels."

Ulrike Stiefvater (60 years)

"I like the ease of use and the short suggestions and information. I appreciate that the app always reminds me in everyday life to do something about my high blood pressure and to think about the issue."

Karl-Heinz Moser (86 years)

FAQs

Who is the app suitable for?

The app supports people in the prevention and self-management of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and sleep disorders in everyday life and motivates them to reduce influenceable risk factors.

The app is aimed at people who...

  • suffer from high blood pressure and/or
  • suffer from type 2 diabetes and/or
  • suffer from sleep disorders and/or
  • have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and/or type 2 diabetes, and/or
  • Want to prevent cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes

The app is not suitable for people:

  • Pregnancy: Do not use the app if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant.
  • Minority: Do not use the app if you are under 18.
  • Insufficient language skills: Do not use the app if you do not understand anything in the instructions, guidance and recommendations or if you do not have sufficient knowledge of the language in which Pathmate Coach is offered.
  • Significantly impaired vision: Do not use the app if you cannot read anything in the instructions, guides and recommendations.
  • Do not apply the sleep restriction (bedtime reduction) in the sleep module if any of the following contraindications are present:
    • Epilepsy
    • Bipolar disorder
    • Untreated hypersomnolence

Is Manoa a real coach?

No, Manoa is not a real human coach, but a chatbot. A chatbot (chat + robot) is an automated and text-based dialogue system. Our chatbot Manoa tries (similar to a real coach) to respond to your needs and habits in the dialogue, which can give the impression that it is a real human conversation partner; however, this is not the case at any time.

How do I get access to the app?

In order to use Manoa, you need an access code. You will receive an access code from one of our partner insurers or companies.

Is it safe to use?

Quality and safety are also very important to us. As a Pathmate Coach, Manoa is a registered medical device class I and thus fulfils the requirements for quality and safety according to the directives 93/42/EEC of the European Parliament and the Council.

All the data you enter is encrypted and stored on your smartphone. The transfer of data between the app and our server system is also encrypted. Our server systems are secured according to current security standards and are only operated by certified Pathmate partners. More detailed information on this can be found in our privacy policy.

What happens to my data?

We collect your data so that the app can provide you with personalised feedback and to improve your user experience. We also create usage analytics to determine which features are most useful, but we do not look at individual users, only aggregated and anonymised data, and your personal data is not shared with third parties. You can find all the information about this in our app privacy policy.

Do I need my own blood pressure device to use the app?

Yes, once you have measured your blood pressure, you can either record the values manually or take a photo of the values with your smartphone. Our blood pressure scanner directly recognises the required values and transfers them to the app. In the future, we also want to enable an automated transfer of existing values from Google Fit, Apple Health or via the interfaces of the manufacturers.

Do I need internet to use the app?

To use the app, you need a mobile internet connection (3G or better) or a stable WLAN.

Can I use the app with my smartphone?

You can use the app on a smartphone with one of the following operating systems:

  • iOS Version 12.3 or higher
  • Android Version 8.0 or higher

Can I send my blood pressure and blood sugar values to my doctor?

You can easily export your blood pressure and blood sugar data as a PDF at any time and send it via your personal email address.

Who is behind the app?

The app is developed by Pathmate, a team of behavioural psychologists and computer scientists. To develop the app, Pathmate is working with medical experts from the Hypertension Centre of the Hannover Medical School (MHH). The app is scientifically accompanied and evaluated by the MHH. You can find more information about Pathmate here.

How do I know that the information Manoa gives me is up-to-date and correct?

When creating the content, we work together with medical experts and ensure that our information is always based on the latest medical guidelines. Our content is regularly and systematically checked for accuracy and timeliness.

As a Pathmate Coach, the app is a registered medical device class I and thus fulfils the requirements for content quality and safety according to the directives 93/42/EEC of the European Parliament and the Council.

The app has also been certified by the German Hypertension League.

What do I have to pay attention to when using the app?

Answer the questions carefully and correctly. This is for your safety. The information, targets and recommendations that the app gives you are partly based on the answers you give. For more details on how to use the app, please refer to the user guide.

Can I connect Manoa to my step counter?

Yes, we support connectivity to Apple Health, Google Fit and Fitbit.