Experts from India’s premier institute IIT Kharagpur have come up with a free mobile application that will help users manage and counter stress. Dhyanadroid– the app has been derived from words “Dhyan” meaning meditation and “android” as it is designed for smartphone users.
The app has been created with two variants and will be officially launched in the coming month on 10 June. Android users will be able to download it from Google play store while iPhone users will find it on AppStore for free.
Say Goodbye to Depression with Dhyanadroid
According to the developers, the app has been interactively designed to help users fight depression and gain a better emotional control. It works on two methodologies: Self Evaluation and Instructive Meditation.
One can check their stress using the app instructions that last for two to five minutes. The answers provided by users in real time are used to calculate stress level. In addition, the app also checks user’s cognitive performance, emotional intensity and aggression level.
The advanced level in the app creates a virtual simulation through thermal imaging, music and vibrations that builds an illusion for users that they are in a meditation room. The next step allows users to follow instructive meditation — graded breathing and simple yoga techniques — to achieve a stress-free state.
Aurobinda Routray, a senior faculty member, IIT Kharagpur,
This is the first comprehensive application, which allows user feedback and inculcates physiological signals along with instructive meditation.
The app has been developed by Aurobindo in collaboration with a team of researchers-Shubhobrata Bhattacharya, Subhasmita Sahoo, Rajlakshmi Guha and Manorama Nayak, Anirban Dasgupta and Anushree Basu.
Meanwhile, the expert team is also working on the development of a second app, Smart Yoga Monitor (SYM) aimed at making yoga classes possible at the comfort of your home. The app will help users virtually enter into a yoga room through unobtrusive imaging and guiding through the asanas. It also has sensors that will detect alert users and faulty movements as reported by Routray. The app is slated to launch by June end as confirmed by the sources.