Motherhood taps out women’s depleted psychological resources, making them especially susceptible to mental health issues. Many moms don’t have the time or energy to understand why they feel so awful. Lacking mental health support, too many American women experience emotional crises as they navigate contemporary motherhood. We wanted to help mothers be aware of their mental conditions and help them in personal, connective way!
What it does
Happi is a website with a chatbot geared towards helping mothers. Its aim is to direct users to certain resources depending on user’s symptoms, a Community where users can read and post questions and blogs about their experience, and Professionals that provide answers to your questions and provide informative information.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Our biggest challenge was figuring out how to implement a chatbot with a dialogue tree. Originally, we wanted to train a machine learning AI to respond to text inputs, but later we decided to go with a more guided conversation flow. The dialogue tree chatbot took far longer than we expected it to, so we had to scale back the project's features to make the deadline.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We were able to implement a chatbot with a simple conversation flow thanks to Space10 Conversation Form and its React wrapper.
What we learned
We learned about basic machine learning in Python and how it wasn't the right fit for our project, and we generally brushed up on React and design skills. Not all of us had used React before this project, so it was a good learning experience!
What's next for Happi
The chatbot function needs to be improved as well as finish the layout for webpage design. We hope we can expand this to help ease the stress of motherhood!