Unimate is an ongoing research collaboration between Robert Gordon University (RGU), Aberdeen, Scotland and the Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT). The purpose of this study is to develop a digital intervention (app) aimed at enhancing students’ mental health and wellbeing. The research team, in consultation with IIT students, have identified a need for a self-management app that also provides information, advice and signposting on physical and mental wellbeing.Through Unimate, we want to:
- Identify self-management dimensions for health and wellbeing, and help develop task management skills to reduce stress triggers.
- Develop these digital interventions, in consultation with the target population, so that the app is fit for purpose at deployment.
- Iteratively refine the digital intervention and create health and wellbeing awareness within IIT and beyond.
Unimate Hackathon - 2021
The aim of the Hackathon is to enhance the Unimate app which delivers digital interventions to self-manage wellbeing in young adults (e.g. student population at IIT). Through this competition we also want to create greater mental health awareness amongst young adults.
Team Members: Arambawaththage Dharana Dinindu Rodrigo, Nadun Yashmika, Shalinie Peiris, Sandaru Kasthoori, Seniya Sansith, Kavindu Gunathilake
Team Members: Purindu Weerawardana, Lakindu Widuranga Alwis, L. Sanuth Desitha Wadasinghe, Ruwandieka Peiris, Manthi Perera
Team Members: Janul Sellahewa, Yasiru Shaminda Luvishewa, Yovindu Banula, Harees Srinivasan, H.V. Nandun Nemitha Dulaj Diaz, Madhuka Weerakoon
|9.00 AM - 9.30 AM||Welcoming Guests and Teams|
|9.30 AM - 9.35 AM||Welcome Speech
Ms. Naomi Krishnarajah Dean Informatics Institute of Technology, Colombo
|9.35 AM - 9.45 AM||Unimate Introduction
Professor Kay Cooper Clinical Professor Allied Health Professions Robert Gordon University, Scotland
|9.45 AM - 10.00 AM||Unimate Research Assistants Journey and App Demo
Chamath Palihawadana Research Assistant at Robert Gordon University, Scotland
Banuka Athuraliya Research Assistant at Robert Gordon University, Scotland
Vihanga Wijayasekara Research Assistant at Robert Gordon University, Scotland
|10.00 AM - 10.15 AM||Why mental well-being is highly important in the current context?
Mr. Lakmal Ponnamperuma Clinical Psychologist and Director (Psychosocial) National Child Protection Authority
|10.15 AM - 12.15 PM||Hackathon Compulsory Challenges Round|
|12.15 AM - 1.15 PM||Top 5 Teams Idea Pitching - Hackathon Optional Challenges Round|
|1.15 PM - 2.15 PM||Lunch Break|
|2.15 PM - 2.30 PM||Common psychological issues affect the mental well-being
Dr. Dulshika Amerasinghe Waas Senior Lecturer, Dept of Psychiatry, University of Sri Jayawardenepura Consultant Psychiatrist, Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila
|2.30 PM - 3.00 PM||Awarding Ceremony|
|3.00 PM - 3.05 PM||Vote of thanks
Professor Nirmalie Wiratunga Research Professor at Robert Gordon University Adjunct Professor at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
|3.05 PM - 3.30 PM||Networking Session|
Selected Team List
Janul Sellahewa Yasiru Shaminda Luvishewa Yovindu Banula Harees Srinivasan H.V. Nandun Nemitha Dulaj Diaz Madhuka Weerakoon
Purindu Weerawardana Lakindu Widuranga Alwis L. Sanuth Desitha Wadasinghe Ruwandieka Peiris Manthi Perera
Dimuth Rehan Fernandopulle D. G. A. Kavinda H.K.D.Silva A.L.S.D.Kumarasinghe K.K.C.S.Sarathchandra
Tenura Pasandul Gamage Kavindu Hirushan Bandara Sonali Jayarathne Uthmika Sadeesha Jayawardena Sarani Sithumini Shanuka Radeeshan Gunathilleke Dharmakumar Prabodhya Lakshmi
Malith Kulathilake Santhusha Mallawatantri Thiran Hettiarachchi Demetre Alwis Rashmi Mallawaarachchi Brian Fernando Mineth Jeewandara
Arambawaththage Dharana Dinindu Rodrigo Nadun Yashmika Shalinie Peiris Sandaru Kasthoori Seniya Sansith Kavindu Gunathilake
Lumin Sanjula De Silva Charitha Dilman Lahiru W.K.K. Dineth Oshitha M.M. Bhasinee Mawusika Nipuni Kanishka Gamage Hiruni Pramodya Edirisinghe Tekshan Madhawa
Here's the timeline of the program
Registrations Open, Build your Team
Talk to your friends and gather them up to build something that would really impact the fellow students like you. Team Size: 1-6 People
Keep in mind that the registered teams will be shortlisted based on the answers they given in the registration form. So take time, go through the app, and discuss with your team.
Closing the registrations
You will recieve the confirmation from us that you are shotlisted for the final stage.
Implementation and Mentoring starts
Start working on your idea/concept with your team and come up with a nice pitch and a prototype to demonstrate it. We will be mentoring each team on a weekly basis.
Implementation and Mentoring ends
Now you have a perfect prototype to demonstrate.
Final Pitch and Prize Giving
Showcase your idea and the prototype to us. Everyone will be rewarded!
Tutorial - Project Setup
Follow this tutorial to setup the Unimate project. This tutorial explains how to setup the React Native project and the Firebase project.For more information, Chamath Palihawadana - firstname.lastname@example.org Banuka Athuraliya - email@example.com Vihanga Wijayasekara - firstname.lastname@example.org