Project Idea and concept

Jay Sehmbey - Tue 3 March 2020, 2:39 am


Different workplaces have a different working environment. It is very important for a company’s Employer to know the frustration level of his employees. A happier and stress-free environment means that the employees will be performing better which will benefit the company. The stress of work at a workplace may sometimes also lead to a drop in work performance, depression and even anxiety.


So, I thought of a device that either takes a punch or takes a high five. This will be in the form of a character like a big cartoon mouse.

The users can either

1) punch in its stomach (which will have a soft cushion with a detector for measuring how hard they punched)


2) give the mouse a high five (a soft area near its hand with detectors as well).

A punch means the user is stressed while a high five means a user is overall happy and is having a good day.

The Employers will then receive weekly data of recorded punches and high fives which will further tell them if they need to bring changes to their work environment. The data will be collected by the detectors, depending on how hard they high five or punch.

Furthermore, if a user punches the mouse, it will prompt a response from the mouse that will tell the user to do a breathing exercise that will help them relax.

This concept is in motive to decrease the overall work-related stress and make the workplace a happy, stress-free environment.


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I got my idea from talking to a friend about his workplace and the offices' stress environment. He shared his experience with me about how many of his colleagues were stressed out for work but would not say so. I hence started working upon this idea.


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The Power of The High Five. (2017, October 5). Maki Performance Training.

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