Being college students meant that we know what it is like to be under a large amount of stress. Sometimes the stress is so overwhelming that we have no idea how to handle it, and an extreme amount of stress can cause bigger health issues. We wanted to create something that would help relieve stress, and provide advice on how to deal with stress. We are submitting into the Mental Health category.
What it does
De-Stress asks the user about their current state with questions relating to symptoms caused by stress. Depending on how many symptoms the user selects, De-Stress provides the appropriate advice to help alleviate stress levels, with a cute bunny as a bonus.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Throughout our hacking, we ran into a lot of layout issues, but they were fixed. Another challenge we ran into was when we created the pop up button, that asked the user if they are sure that they want to uncheck the symptom. The problem we ran into was when the user clicked “cancel” (to say they do not want to uncheck the box), the box was unchecked. We were able to fix it so that when cancel is clicked the box remains checked and when the user clicks “yes” the box is unchecked.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
An accomplishment that we are proud of is the bunny we added to the program. The bunny was created from scratch and was animated in JQuery, which we used for the first time.
What we learned
What's next for De-Stress
In the future we plan to expand on De-Stress by recommending those with high stress levels with help. We plan to implement a GPS system into our program that would find the closest psychiatric doctor (not hospital) to the user, allowing him or her to directly contact the doctor and see the doctor. We may also plan to include hotlines for stress and etc, hoping that people take advantage of this information to relieve their stress.