Baymax is coming to Amazon Echo and SMS to monitor your mental health to ensure you are in your best mental/emotional state.
Mental health is an issue that plagues many individuals globally, especially college students in high pressure and stress inducing environments. We wanted to address mental health using technology, allowing technology to check in on users and record information about their current and past emotional states based on sentiment.
We created a multi-platform mental health assistant much like Baymax from Big Hero 6. It incorporates different sentiment detection techniques, language parsing, and tracking metrics to understand more about the emotions of a user. Baymax is an assistant that is with you no matter where you are, no matter how lonely you feel.
Google Cloud Natural Language: Sentiment analysis and semantic parsing
Firebase: Cross platform data persistence
Twilio: Messaging server and services
AWS: Lambda and Alexa
Heroku: Deploying personal website
Plans Moving Forward
We hope to refine Alexa's natural language processing features and ability to communicate with the user in a more human-like way. Furthermore, we would like to link Alexa to the Firebase backend so that Alexa can also report progress and sentiment about the user. Ultimately, we would like for our application to be a viable tool in helping people to understand the relationship between their vocal sentiment and mental state.