Psyche: A mobile application connecting students to school counselors

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This paper explores the problem of depression among university students and provides a means by which the students can be linked to a mental health professional, in order to receive guidance. This system is made up of a mobile application and an electrical system. The mobile application includes a chat system that allows the students to contact available counselors, and also, includes a virtual reality interface that allows the user to relax in a virtual environment of choice while listening to an audio of choice. This could be an instrumental, or natural sounds like the wind blowing, rain drops and othersa. The electrical system takes in the user’s temperature and heart rate and sends these data to the cloud database, to be displayed to the counselor in the mobile application as per the counselor’s request.
Capstone Project submitted to the Department of Engineering, Ashesi University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering, April 2019
mental health, counselling, mobile application, virtual reality, depression