We were inspired by the fact that working from home has led to countless extra hours being added into the working day. The line between work and life has blurred since it is so hard to detach from work. We felt that it was something that should be improved, especially since it effects the mental health of employees, alongside their productivity.
What it does
Restless functions as a task manager, which can be accessed by superiors, as well as one-self in order to set tasks, helping to organise the day. This also helps avoid small, needless meetings which take just a few minutes but interrupt progress.
It also functions as a rest monitor, making sure that employees are receiving healthy amount of rest and not allowing for unhealthy work. It ensures that employees have a healthier mental state alongside a good work-life balance.
How we built it
We built a mockup of the task manager on python and pseudocode of the rest manager. However, we decided to devote our team into presentation and founding our idea. We wanted this to have a lasting effect on the judges so that they can recognise the feasibility, but also the importance of our idea.
Challenges we ran into
We tried to make computer software and an android app, before realising that it was far too ambitious. We were also only two people and this made it hard. Our design skills are lacking. However we overcame these problems by prioritising different things and spending more time in our stronger aspects, focusing on our strengths.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
I am proud, given it is our first hackathon, of completing our task. It was genuinely difficult to get through it, especially at 1:30 in the morning. Recording the video was no easy feat.
What we learned
Have someone that can design on the team. Learnt some tkinter on python Learnt some photoshop.
What's next for Restless