Anxiety is the most common mental health problem affecting almost 20% of the United States population. Anxiety disorders are relatively treatable, yet less than half of those affected seek help. We wanted to create a way for people to more easily find a way to ease and understand their anxiety.
What it does
Walks the user through a breathing exercise to overcome an anxiety event. Then it records data about intensity, timing, frequency and triggers to visualize in a chart for the user's reference.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
The design and user interface of the extension is both visually engaging and clear. Design choices were made specifically through research of animations and color palettes oriented towards helping and soothing those suffering with anxiety and stress, and the user experience reflects this.
What we learned
We vastly improved our workflow and user driven design, while also learning some new technologies (jquery, chrome extensions, Charts.js.
What's next for Stress Less
Could add further options for animations, as well as sound. Tags will be user defined. Design would be implemented in a mobile version. Data collection and visualization is oriented towards tracking patterns over long time periods, so a mobile version with data collection by a network of users could provide datasets that would allow tracking of larger mental health trends.