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Check-mate: Technical Report

Harrison, Cian (2021) Check-mate: Technical Report. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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The purpose of the following report is to outline the research and development process of the check-mate web application. The subject area is mental health, in particular emotional intelligence and self-reflection. The research conducted provides support to the value and reasoning behind the development efforts.

The aim is to provide people with a modern solution that helps them get back in check with themselves and become more aware of their mental health and wellbeing. The digital journal feature developed as a result of the development, offers users a dedicated space to log and review their daily experiences. This simple tool is designed to enable users to gradually build a consistent routine of self-reflection. Communication is the other fundamental aspect of building a pro-active mentality towards mental health and this drove the requirement for the topic based chat feature. Users are provided with real-time communication in chat rooms that are dedicated to specific topics of importance in the area of mental health. This is a vital service for users who are seeking advice or looking for support in times of distress.

A potential improvement planned for the solution is to develop a counselling system where approved medical professionals can register with check-mate and provide counselling services on a 1-to-1 basis with users of the application. This is modern approach to counselling that makes mental health services more accessible to a wider demographic. This would also monetize the project which would provide stimulus for future development in this area.

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
Divisions: School of Computing > Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2021 15:00
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 09:51

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