We live in dangerous times, more and more we see that there are violent crimes taking place and more and more they seem to be directed at women. Women are being victimized in so many different aspects of life and unfortunately, it is hard for them to establish a sense of security anywhere. Women feel a sense of fear in their day-to-day lives and it is unfair for them to have to feel this way. Every day when they go to work, school, bars, clubs, the mall, and even their own cars they have to deal with a sense of fear.
Women need to learn self-defense now more than ever. Self-defense will allow women to develop confidence, it will allow them to empower themselves, and it will allow them to find safety in difficult situations. It is imperative for women to do so; they should not have to feel the way that so many of them do.
What it does ⭐
GrlPwr is targeted at women of all ages. Women can use this app to learn different self-defense moves/techniques which will help them in need. There are 3 levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced) and in each level, users can browse through different flashcards in which the front side shows video/gif of self-defense technique, and the backside allows users to practice that move in real-time. With the TensorFlow lite pose detection model, they can see the accuracy of their move and after a certain number of tries, they can move to the next technique. In the end, they can see their score as well. GrlPwr also has an online store where women can buy self-defense tools/gadgets which they can carry in their backpacks/purses and make use of in need.
How we built it ⭐
We made GrlPwr with flutter, a cross-platform development framework that allows us to use the same codebase to develop apps for other platforms like Android, iOS, web, etc.
Challenges we ran into ⭐
Training and integrating the TensorFlow model with flutter with a little tricky at first and we had to watch many tutorials and tons of StackOverflow answers to find the right solution.
Accomplishments that we're proud of ⭐
We are proud of ourselves for finishing our project on time and submitting it to a hackathon.
What we learned ⭐
We learned a lot of new things in flutter and of course some cool self-defense techniques :)
What's next for GrlPwr ⭐
🌠 Improve UI 🌠 Add more levels and games 🌠 Improve pose detection model and a lot more...