Enter the maze


by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London

Tired man: image by Zaccaria Boschetti from Pixabay

Amy Dowse wondered if an app might help people suffering with anxiety. One way to overcome panic attacks is a mindfulness technique where you focus on the here and now - your surroundings rather than your internal feelings. For her university MSc project, she created an app to help people do this, called Here. It prompts you to look for coloured objects in the real world then use them to build a picture in the app. For example, you look at the colour of the clothes that people around you are wearing and try to fully dress a figure on the app using what you see.