Lucknow University students develop app to manage negative emotions, ace Smart India Hackathon 2022

Lucknow University students develop app to manage negative emotions, ace Smart India Hackathon 2022

The app will help address existing gaps in mental health care services.

Unlocking a new achievement, a team of students from Lucknow University have created an app to help you manage negative emotions. To make users aware, and help overcome negative emotions, a team of BCA students from Lucknow University came up with an application to manage negative emotions.

Student welfare through support

The application was introduced in the Smart India Hackathon 2022 under the software idea category by BCA students — Charvi Mishra, Amrendra Maurya, Ashish Singh, Satvik Sharma, Adarsh Mishra and Yashika Mehrotra. The app has been praised for its targeted approach, its design idea, and human-centric use case.

As per the reports, the group of BCA students who developed the app have made it to the grand finale of the Smart India Hackathon 2022 (senior group) in the software idea category. Further, they will start working with the National Council of Educational Research and Training, Department of School Education & Literacy at the Nodal Centre Kongu Engineering College at Erode in Tamil Nadu.

It is important to offer the students a chance to excel in their fields of expertise. This initiative by Lucknow University has been designed to offer a platform to students to showcase their skills.

Prof Poonam Tondon, PR and social welfare dept head Lucknow University

The group was shortlisted through an internal hackathon that was organised among various groups in the university. Flaunting their unique idea to various groups from other premier institutes, the LU students are now headed to Coimbatore for the final round.

For the past couple of years, Lucknow University has been actively taking initiative to help students innovate in every field of expertise. With initiatives like TREE (Teaching, Reaching, Embolding, Evolution) and with the help of Entrepreneur Cell at the varsity, students have been getting a chance to showcase their performance and advance in their subjects.

From negative emotions to motivation

Harnessing the potential of digital technology, this group of students from Lucknow University have been working on an application that will help in addressing the existing gaps in mental health care services.

While in conversation with the group leader Charvi Mishra, she emphasised that emotions play a crucial role in a student's life. "Emotions are complex yet simple, they just need to be handled optimally," she said.

While responding to how the app helps students, Charvi mentioned that it is designed in a way that it gives tips to the students in an interactive way, while offering support and motivation. Additionally, the app is loaded with multiple features to help people overcome negative emotions.

Salient features that will fill the ever-lasting mental health gap

Mood tracker: The feature will study an individual's mood, the time and activities that are done in a day. Depending upon these factors, the app will try to understand the user's reactions to situations.

Hormones level tracker: People are unaware of how, when, and what hormones leads to your reaction. The app will offer insights into the hormone levels and it will also give tips on how to overcome a certain type of negative emotion.

Interaction: The team has added an interaction feature in the app that will help users by asking questions regarding their feelings. It will then revert with an apt solution to overcome the same.

Chat with a counsellor: Adding to the multiple features, there is a chatbox that will connect a user directly to a counsellor.

The final round of the Smart India Hackathon 2022 will be held on August 25 and 26, after which, the winner will be declared. The Lucknow University team is amongst the 4 finalists who will compete against each other later this month.

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