Top 2

Designs.

1. StressAR

StressAR is a mobile application(iOS/Android) that uses Augmented Reality to help users curb stress eating. 

Why Chosen?

  • StressAR makes use of the user’s immediate surroundings to suggest stress alleviation methods.

  • This application is intended to be accessed on the user’s mobile device, which most students keep on their person during the day.

Pros

  • Leverages the user’s current environment without needing too much effort

  • Offers a variety of tasks to do and has the ability to add more

Cons

  • Does not identify if the user is stress-eating or just stressed
     

  • Requires an initial onboarding step for the user to record their interactive objects

  • Will not work if the user is in a new environment without the user going through the onboarding again

Andy is a college student currently working on a huge assignment submission. As Andy is working on the assignment, he gets stuck and starts getting stressed as the deadline is approaching. At this time Andy opens the StressAR app on his iPhone.

2. CompanionAI

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CompanionAI is a mobile application that interfaces with a wearable device that tracks the user's physiological data and then creates an intervention without the user putting in any efforts.

Why Chosen?

  • The salient feature of this idea is that it is based on an intervention-based mechanism - the system initiates a dialogue with the user and not the other way around.

  • The mechanism leverages physiological stress measurement and validates it by asking the user to report on their stress.

Pros

  • The intervention occurs exactly when the user is getting the urge to stress eat

  • The intervention relies on physiological data to preemptively intervene with the user

  • There are endless activities that the AI can suggest and the list can be customized and adapted as the user interacts with it more and more

Cons

  • They have to wear the device at all hours of the day
     

  • The user has to purchase the wearable to get the full benefit of this application
     

  • The physiological data collection could possibly give false-positive responses

Andy is a college student currently working on a huge assignment submission. As Andy is working on the assignment, he gets stuck and starts getting stressed as the deadline is approaching. Andy has a wearable device that can track his physiological data like heart rate and skin conductance. When the device detects that the user is getting stressed, the device sends a signal to the user’s phone that activates the voice assistant(Siri).

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Andy could be working in a library or an environment with people around, so it might be embarrassing for him to hear Siri ask him about whether he is stressed or not. So as a toggle in the CompanionAI application, Andy can choose to have Siri talk to him or just have a sound or vibration notification show up on the mobile device.