Aptato: Your best spud when you're injured! Healing from sports-related injuries is no tuber-ous manner! A chip off the ol' injury app identification block! Kick bake and relax until you're peeling better!


Shin splints, concussions, and dislocation are injuries that occur frequently among athletes, but not in the same sport. While a hurdler might be more concerned about leg injuries and pulling muscles, a football player may be more interested in monitoring head injuries. Aptato was created to provide two major services to athletes: identify possible injuries based on pain location, and offer information regarding common injuries in sports corresponding to what the users plays.

What it does

The two main screens of Aptato are "Assess" and "Prep".

The "Assess" screen is available for athletes who are already experiencing symptoms that may be attributed to sports injury. The "Assess" screen allows users to click on the location of the body which is injured, and will provide a list of common injuries in sports fields for that area. Injury descriptions include symptoms, severity, a description of the physical attributes of the injury, and the sources used to obtain our information so that athletes can research the injury further if they believe they are at risk.

The "Prep" screen allows for users to select from a number of sports to indicate what injures they are at risk for. This screen collects the user's sport preference, their history of playing the sport, and the frequency at which they practice. After athletes provide their specification, Aptato provides advice for stretching and avoiding common injury in that field.

How we built it

Aptato was built using React.js through Atom and tested using Expo.io. Teletype was used for pair programming certain sections of the code. Database work has been added by hand based off our research, but we plan to use FireBase in the future to update the possible injury list.

Challenges we ran into

This was the first time working with JavaScript for most of our team, and as such we spent a good amount of time learning how components piece together. We worked through examples until we understood which fragments corresponded to which features in the code, and by the end of our project, we began to feel confident in our abilites to read and debug each others code, as well as collaborate and integrate.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are proud of our unique graphic interface which is not only intuitive for the user, but is also fanciful and full of starchy goodness.

What we learned

You can only tell potato puns seventy three times before they start to get old. (Just kidding they never do) (They're really ap-peel-ing) We learned a lot about fitting together programs to make a project run smoothly and efficiently. We specifically chose Expo to showcase our app on because both Android and iPhone users can show the app, and it allows us to use both Macs and Windows machines to program and collaborate on. With this obstacle overcome, we were even able to collaborate real-time with TeleType, a beautiful mess of chaos and learning.

What's next for Aptato

(The frier) FireBase for more robust Database Data and Filtering for our Preparation area

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