As we have already announced in June 2014, Ates Soft has had an opportunity to develop and implement a project which presents an innovation in the field of business and which bears great importance to every individual and to the society as a whole.
It is our honour to step into 2015 with a successfully finished software development project in our portfolio. With our long-term partner from Switzerland, we developed a system which can help people to fight one of the most common addictions – smoking.
YouTurn is an online platform supporting smokers in quitting smoking. It does so by using financial incentives for creating short term benefits in order to help smokers persevere during the first few weeks and months after having quit. Its purpose is to find out to what degree financial incentives combined with an online platform and social support elements can help smokers in changing their habits. People from Ates Soft have been the part of the international YouTurn team, which collaborates with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), the University of Zurich, the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and the University Hospital of Lausanne (CH).
It is a matter for pride to be a part of the system for which we believe will change the way addictive illnesses are treated and which will raise the awareness of this growing social problem.