“Cognizance” – A mobile app for promoting mental health wellness for students

Course project, COMP3330 Interactive Mobile Application Design and Programming

Project supervisor: Dr. T.W. Chim (Department of Computer Science)

Project information

Project descriptions

In today’s fast paced world, students in particular are suffering from mental health problems caused exam stress and social anxiety, leading to a rise in suicide rates and depression. Furthermore, discussing mental health problems remains a taboo in our society, preventing youngsters from approaching their family or friends for help. Cognizance, our mobile app, allows students to sign up confidentially and browse through various mindfulness activities designed for improving their mental state through their daily activities. Our mobile app uses data analytics and artificial intelligence for making personalised recommendations to users on the activities that best suit their mental health. The project has been involved in “Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Competition 2019” and results in fruitful outcomes.

Team information

Project leader: Eashan Trehan, BEng(CompSc) with 2nd Major in Finance

Team member(s): Gary Ho, BEng(CompSc) with Minor in Statistics; Matthew Lok, BBA(IS)/BEng(CompSc); Michael Sekulski, Exchange Student

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Winner of the Dean’s Fund Award @ The 1st Engineering InnoShow

This project team was selected for the Dean’s fund award at the 1st Engineering InnoShow. 

This team has received HK$10,000 sponsorship to participate in external competitions or incubation/ entrepreneurship/ startup programmes.


Honorary Mention@ Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Competition 2019

The team is awarded an Honorary Mention of  Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Competition 2019.