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

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

Would you use this or keep it in your room?

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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