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We wanted to help developers, IT workers, gamers and everyone who uses computer continuously for a long time by making this project. Health Pal is a health companion which can run on almost any desktop!

What it does

Health Pal is a cross-platform desktop application that takes care of your health when you work on your computer.

Using Deep Learning - we periodically monitor the user for detecting :

  • Heart beats per minute (BPM)
  • Body posture
  • Fatigue
  • Screen time

what it does

Additionally, we also have features like :

  • Mood based songs (Plays a motivational song if you look sad)
  • Desktop notifications where you have a bad posture
  • Data visualization as graphs

How we built it

We built the desktop application using Electron JS. We also used a Flask server to perform the image processing (OpenCV) and Deep learning (PyTorch)

how we built

Challenges we ran into

  • Time management was the hardest
  • We had very less time left for making the video and we couldn't really cover all the features in it.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

  • Team work
  • Having a project submitted successfully.
  • We are really satisfied with the outcome of our project in such a short time!
  • This is one of the most technically complex projects we've worked on!

What we learned

  • We learnt Electron JS.
  • We got to know about PyTorch.
  • Got an idea of how to use Flask along with Electron.
  • Data visualization using JS.
  • Packaging and exporting an electron project as executable
  • We learnt really alot about image processing with OpenCV.
  • We discovered some really cool npm packages!

What's next for Health Pal - Health Companion At Your Laptop

  • Better UI
  • Improving accuracy with the model
  • Making it more accessible and intuitive
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