No matter how hard-working you are or how stressful your job is, the human body is not equipped for countless hours of being seated in one position in front of the screen.

It’s no secret that sitting down is slowly killing you. In fact, recently researchers have found a link between sitting for too many hours every day and the risk of early death.

The good news is that taking regular quality breaks can significantly reduce this risk. Furthermore, brief mental breaks will actually help you stay focused on your work and raise your productivity levels.

👩🏻‍💻What it does

Viraam(વિરામ) is a chrome extension which promotes taking a healthy pause from your desk. Viraam makes you to step away from the computer and perform squats/stretching. Viraam helps you in making your workday routine more healthy.

🔨How we built it

  • started with brainstorming
  • Planning and designing the prototype on Canva
  • Divided tasks
  • Implemented the development of prototype - Viraam
  • Posture detection model training
  • Building the backend of chromium extension

Registered Domain name under our project - "takeviraam.tech"

Challenges we ran into

  • Finding a good dataset
  • Creating the chrome extension
  • Training the posture detection model

🥇 Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are proud of the fact that we have built a effiicient chrome extension in less than 24 hours that could have a real-world impact.

📖What we learned

  • We learned how we can apply machine learning in imporving our work environment
  • Planning and Time management

🚀What's next for Viraam (વિરામ)

  • Extending to more than squats and strectching
  • A dashboard for user
  • Daily and weekly reports
  • Develop a visual guide to office ergonomics
  • Allow user to set break time reminders

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