Our smartphone app that helps you achieve a healthier and happier lifestyle by stimulating you to make incremental changes in your daily routine. Vire is our own front-end application that gives access to our behaviour change platform.
Vire is available in Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store, but usage is currently restricted due to ongoing research projects.
It's all about lifestyle
Managing your health requires you to make some lifestyle changes. But this is not always easy. We all tend to stick to our habits and routines. We find it hard to change the way we have been doing things for years.
Vire app supports you in taking responsibility for your health and in making the lifestyle changes you desire. It does this in three ways.
Vire gives you access to our Flex programme and sends you Do's: small positive actions designed to disrupt some of your old habits. You receive up to 3 Do's per week for the duration of a programme, depending on your personal needs.
Do's, or micro-behaviours, encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and try new behaviours. By learning new behaviours – we call it becoming more behaviourally flexible – you have more choice over how you react to different situations.
Vire gives you insight into your existing habits in three key areas. The bubbles on the home screen represent your score: the bigger, the better. You can also see your scores over the past 14 days.
Variety: becoming flexible is necessary if you want to change habits, create diversity in daily life and be explorative
Activity: physical activity is important for your health, so be active and reduce the amount of time you sit still
Social Opportunity: socialising is important for your wellbeing, get out to meet new people and to strengthen existing relationships
Vire shows your scores over the past 14 days. This way, you can see if you are becoming more active, social, or explorative and whether the Do’s are having an effect.