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Mobile application to Improve Mental Health (Self-Care) (BeWell)

Yusuff, Azeez Ishola (2018) Mobile application to Improve Mental Health (Self-Care) (BeWell). Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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The main objective of this project addresses the highly important area of mental health with a view to using the technology which is becoming ubiquitous in our lives to assist those with mental health issues through simple lifestyle intervention. This work was based around implementing a mobile application to encourage one or more of the “little things that make a big different to how we feel” as identified and advertise in the recent Irish government campaign.

BeWell allows users with mental health difficulties to improve well-being with three approaches: access relaxation sound recordings, access workout programs and track their physical activities, and log and monitor calorie intake to improve nutrition.

The application will be able to help and improve general health and wellbeing also through this intention by focusing on this key aspect:
- Improving sleep: Implemented a sector that will help improve client sleeping. This will involve mediation and breathing patterns technique audios. Science of psychoacoustics will be used to explores sound perception. Also planning to store the data of the sleep to help users how they can sleep better.
- Encouraging increased movement: Implemented a sector that will help client with physical exercise. This will include image/video of exercise activities and workout that will help clients with physical and mental state.
- Encouraging healthy eating: Implemented calorie Counter that calculate client Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE). (TDEE) is an estimation of how many calories you burn per day when exercise is considered. It is calculated by first figuring out your Basal Metabolic Rate, then multiplying that value by an activity multiplier (Calculator, 2015 - 2018 ). This section will show the client daily intake by input their food intake every day. Through analyzing the data. The application should let the client know the healthy food intake they are taking in daily.
- Help Contact: This section was implemented to let the user know their different help contact they can call or go to. The client can call direct from the app. Also, videos of people encouragement for client to get help.
- Quiz: The last sector that was implemented is a quiz sector where user can test themselves to find out how much they know about mental health. This is a fun and engaging way to challenge the user of the application.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Mental Health
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software > Mobile Phone Applications
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software > Mobile Phone Applications
Divisions: School of Computing > Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2018 16:50
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2018 16:50

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