Reflect and Recover
Imagine if you could use your smartphone's facial recognition software to identify indications of potential relapse. Reflect and Recover is an idea that looks into the near future, and uses technology that is accessible to anyone. Companies such as Affectiva, Amazon, and IBM are working on artificial intelligence that understands human emotions through highly accurate facial recognition.
Road to Recovery
Relapses occurs in 3 stages: The second stage is mental. During the pandemic, alcohol ads, in-store promotions, and mobile apps like Drizly, which deliver alcohol to your home in less than an hour, have helped online sales of alcohol skyrocket by 262%. It has become more difficult for people in recovery to avoid the triggers that make them more susceptible to relapse. What if we can avoid some of those trigger points?
A partnership with existing GPS app Waze would allow users customize their trigger points and have real time updates to avoid them.
Relapses occur in 3 stages: The third stage is physical. During the pandemic, as many as 35.7mm Americans lived alone. For those struggling with alcohol dependency, loneliness and isolation can seriously threaten their sobriety. What if we could facilitate supportive messages from their loved ones?
Open When would be a nation-wide letter exchange for people in recovery. Participants are connected to a pen pal and receive letters from family members, friends, and support groups, offering words of advice and comfort for triggering moments.