NOVA

"HOW MIGHT WE REDUCE THE FEAR OF ASKING FOR HELP IN YOUNG ADULTS?"

RESEARCH

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NEARLY 1 IN 12 U.S. ADULTS SUFFERS FROM DEPRESSION

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1 IN 15 ADULTS SUFFERS FROM ANXIETY 

INTERVIEWS

"I just didn’t want to seem crazy"

"I don't want to be a burden on others, people probably don't care"

"It wasn't uncommon for me to sleep 12-14 hours a day"

PROBLEM

Young adults struggling with mental health challenges often do not ask for help or guidance when needed

TESTING

Our prototype is 2.5"x2.5". Is this too big or too small?

Would you use this or keep it in your room?

Would you feel less judgment talking to the prototype rather than your friends?

APP

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Educates users about mental health challenges

Users can anonymously chat with others who have a NOVA

NOVA can assist with daily tasks 

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Integrated medication reminder with notifications

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Artificial intelligence

Neural Network

TECHNOLOGY

FINAL