Sitting for 8 hours a day in a cubicle week over week is a staple feature of many offices, but we are learning that these conditions promote physical health conditions and decrease life satisfaction. We want to empower workers with ways to stay engaged in their tasks throughout the day through periodic breaks in office work that encourage better physical health while fostering a better community culture.
What it does
“Your Move” is a chatbot which encourages workers to be active in the office space. It gives the users small physical and mental tasks to complete throughout the day and provides tips to incorporating wellness in the greater office community. Tasks like “Plan your next one-on-one meeting to be a walking meeting” and “Put a dollar in the nearest vending machine and leave it for the next person” are forms of light activity that over months can increase a team’s camaraderie and energy. The user has the option to reject tasks, and the app transfers information to a database about the frequency of people that accept or decline each activity, which can be used to design programs that better suit the interests and needs of the workplace.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
This project required us to use multiple languages and have many websites communicate with one another. The moment when all of the pieces came together, and we were able to secure the connection between the chatbot code, Facebook Messenger, the database, and the data visualization, brought the project to life and reminded us what we were working towards.
What we learned
What's next for Your Move
We will continue to work hard to perfect and expand Your Move. In the coming days, we will add a plethora of features such as individual statistics for exercises, an improved UI, a better humanized bot, and much more. We hope to one day show companies how great it would be if they used Your Move to improve their employee’s health and wellness in the workplace.