[Wearable Ring, Social Media App]
[Red Dot: Junior Award]
SCAD Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia, USA
Joe Kennedy, Jenn Lee, SCAD
Social isolation can lead to depression, anxiety, stress and loneliness. The Meuni app offers those affected the possibility to have a conversation with other people. The users can, among other things, input their interests as well as their moods. Then, using a map, they can search for a conversation partner switching between local or global discovery. If another person accepts the request for contact, both users are free to begin talking. They decide themselves whether they wish to remain anonymous or not. Furthermore, Meuni is able to measure the pulse of the users and evaluate the data. Through this, they receive feedback on their stress level.