The inspiration comes from the 40 million people in the United States alone who are affected by this highly treatable mental disorder. Anxiety and panic attacks cost the government over $42 billion dollars annually, which is almost 1/3rd of the total budget towards mental health.
What it does
The easy-to-use mobile app measures the user's breathing rate, and then matches it, slowing down over time, in attempt to slow down the user's breathing rate, in order to prevent hyperventilation. The app also offers a convenient solution towards monitoring one's mental health through its automatically logging system, as well as being able to reach a loved one or emergency contact with just one click.
How I built it
I built this app using Swift 3.0, Cocoapods, and a variety of system frameworks including Core-Foundation, AV-Foundation, Core-Animation, and Core-Data.
Challenges I ran into
I had issues with getting accurate and fast measurements of the breathing data. Also, my computer corrupted several files including my git repository, causing me to lose a lot of progress. :(
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I built this app from scratch all by myself in under 20 hours!
� What I learned
I learned a lot about Audio frameworks, as well as a lot about anxiety disorders and various forms of treatment.
What's next for BreathEZ
This is an app that I plan on continuing to develop for. There is a huge demand for something like this, and I believe that when I finish polishing the app and release it to the public, there will be a large group of people that will be able to benefit from this app.