We are delighted to announce the FREE BrainWalk App for World Encephalitis Day 2018 is now available to download to your smartphone.

To download to an Apple iPhone

1. Visit the Apple App Store on your iPhone

2. search for BrainWalk

3. Install the App

To download to an Android phone

1. Visit Google Play

2. search for BrainWalk

3. Install the App

Once you have installed the App onto your smartphone, follow the instructions to link it to your FitBit or allow it access to your phone’s health software.

The BrainWalk App will work while you are busy at work, taking your dog for a walk or even enjoying a leisurely stroll to the supermarket!

PLEASE ask your family and friends to download the App as well - we need as many people to join in as possible if we are to reach our target of 52 million steps by the end of World Encephalitis Day.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SET UP A TEAM OR JOIN A TEAM YOU MUST DO SO BEFORE FIINALISING YOU REGISTRATION OF THE APP. FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THIS PAGE. 

If you have already registered and would like to join a team unfortunately you will have to uninstall the app and reregister with a different email and username. 

Social Media

You can ask people to join in by downloading our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram photograph and sharing it on your social media accounts – along with a personal message about why you are supporting BrainWalk and World Encephalitis Day 2018.

Facebook picture download

Twitter picture download

Instagram picture download

What is BrainWalk?

BrainWalk is a smartphone App which has been especially designed by The Distance for World Encephalitis Day 2018.

Once you have signed up, you will join a team and record your daily walking activity alongside others across the world.

We believe BrainWalk will get people moving, get people thinking and, crucially, reduce the often overwhelming sense of isolation that can follow an acquired brain injury.

Dr Ava Easton, Chief Executive of the Encephalitis Society, said:

Our hope is to bring people together whose lives have been affected by encephalitis to work to-wards a common goal of walking around the world to raise awareness finishing on World Encephalitis Day.

We estimate that it takes 52.8 million steps to walk around the globe. In isolation that seems like an impossible figure, but we can and we will do it – especially if you recruit your friends and family to BrainWalk.

How does BrainWalk work?

Download the BrainWalk App and it will link to the health software on your smartphone (or Fitbit) and will begin to automatically count your steps. 

You can add to your step count by playing games on the App or by making a donation to the Society. Along the way, handy facts and information about encephalitis will be displayed while users can also cheer on others and share their progress on social media.

App users can also join their country team or set up their own team and battle it out on a global leader board.

You will also be able to buy special World Encephalitis Day merchandise and t-shirts on our website so you can recognise other BrainWalkers.

Terms and Conditions

FAQs

BrainWalk has been developed by The Distance

World Encephalitis Day is supported by a charitable donation from Pfizer Ltd.

We are grateful to wearelumiere.com for their continued support of this project.