- Virali Purbey
Mental health is the foundation for emotions, thinking, communication, learning, resilience and self-esteem. Mental fitness is equally as important as someone's physical fitness. But most of the people generally ignore these situations when they feel stressed or depressed. It's a myth that Mental Health conditions are an exaggeration of problems, the individual just needs to be positive. Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of! It is a medical condition, just like heart disease or diabetes.
Anyone regardless of their age, gender, geography, income, social status, race/ethnicity, religion/spirituality, sexual orientation, background or other aspect of cultural identity.
I saw my friend's grandmother. I was so close to her that I never felt she is not my grandmom. I used to spend a lot of time with her.
But one day, I went to her and she refused to recognize me. I said a lot of things, "I am your Virali, Dadi. You forget me", etc, But she didn't remember as if there was no Virali she knew. I felt very bad at that time. Then I got to know that she is suffering from Alzhiemer's.
I researched on this and studied a lot about Alzhiemer's. Then at that time, I thought that I will definetely do something for my grandmom. And now because I am into technology , I got a very good opportunity to make my grandmom proud. This is my main motivation.
As we all know, Alzhiemer people not even remember their names. They forget things very easily. Because of that , nobody talks to them and they feel very felt out. They have no friends whom they can share their ideas with.
So we have planned to design a naive chatbot that will learn on the basis of the conversation that takes place between the doctor and the user. After sometime our bot will be sensible enough to answer the questions that were sometimes answered by a doctor. So they dont feel excluded as well as they can have someone to talk to with whom they can share their thoughts.