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October, 2019
#Augmented Reality
#UIUX Design
#Interaction
#Psychology

Remy



Remy is an app that contains an AR buddy who serves as a mental health companion. Based on information accessed from "Apple Health" and "Google Calendar," Remy is able to help you stay on top of your schedule. Remy gives users suggestions on when to eat, when to sleep, and personally recommends articles on mental health hygiene. All this data is aggregated into a report that can then be sent to medical professionals. Remy also suggests on when to go on walks and provides users the ability to meet other Remy owners.

Hyejun Youn, Frankie Li, Jing lin, Teo xi Hui My Role - Project Lead | Designer | DeveloperResearch, ideation, prototyping, front-end coding, video production using After Effects, 3d animation

Tools
Sketch, Proto.io Mixamo, Unity ArKit, Swift Photoshop After Effects

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Concept Background

While studying psychology at NYU, I thought about New York City, which usually strikes people as a big, romantic city bustling with people and activity. Yet in reality, it’s also a city with a very high depression rate. People often feel they’re being left behind, especially when they’re not part of gatherings or groups. Many college students who’ve just entered adulthood often feel confused and depressed because of these two conflicting aspects of New York City. In fact, I personally had a hard time when I first came to New York. One of my professors, Scott Kellogg, had a course called Psychology of Addiction, where he said anyone who had a mental problem should get counseling and psychological services. But, for students with non-psychology backgrounds, it’s not so easy to seek treatment, even when they are struggling with depression. They rather tend to rely on alcohol or medication because of prejudices and stigma around receiving psychological services, and this just makes the symptoms worse. So, I created the Augmented Reality mental health friend, Remy, to address some of the problems with such experiences.

Goals

😺 Address mental health problems through education and interaction.
😁 Create a user-friendly in which app people feel comfortable sharing and recording their days, and learning about mental health issues