When presented with the topic of “Access to Healthcare”, there are numerous issues that come to mind. Our team had brainstormed a list of ideas that we wanted to tackle before deciding on just one path to expand on. During this process, we noticed a pattern in all of the topics our members brought up. Whether it was limited education or transportation barriers, they all narrowed down to a single overarching idea: socioeconomic conditions and the negative effects on access to healthcare. In an effort to bring more light to the disparities experienced from low socioeconomic status, we wanted to design a product that addresses this concern, especially in regards to the limited access that plagues many individuals. We have loved ones that are often unable to transport themselves to local healthcare and are neglected. And thus, we proposed “Bridgether”.

What it does

Bridgether is a transportation service solely dedicated to help with health care access. We want to provide the money, time, and resources to get our patients from their current location to their destination, whether it be the hospital, pharmacy, or any other healthcare facility.
There are two main interfaces that a user can interact with:

  • If they are interested in being a driver, they can fill out the driver application form (as shown in our app demo). As a driver, they will be taking in ticket requests and driving the patients from their locations to their destinations. Our app is integrated with safety precautions and many security measures to ensure that both the drivers and the passengers are not in any danger.
  • If the user is a patient who is in need of transportation to their destination, they also will be required to sign up as a passenger. Passengers will have the ability to fill out a ticket request form that specifies their desired time pick-ups, as well as where they are headed.

How we built it

We utilized Figma to create the prototype for our app.

Challenges we ran into

The project that we ended up with was not at all the project that we began with. This definitely put a delay on our project progress, but we ended up with an idea that we enjoyed working with more and had a lot of fun with. We wanted to have at least some sort of app development once we finalized our idea. However, we soon realized that there was not nearly enough time to get started on any of the programming sides for our project. Despite this challenge, it paved the way for us to create a more well-thought-out solution proposal.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

We are very proud of our design and the prototype for our app.

What we learned

Prior to entering this Hackathon, we were relatively new to the experience. Even though we did not have the time to program, we still got a lot of learning expérience out of the hackathon. From the workshops to the mentor meetings, we were able to learn a lot about how to develop a project plan and deliver our ideas in a well-spoken manner. In addition, we became more knowledgeable with Figma and were able to integrate the prototyping and transitions to make our application much more interactive (and what our actual app would have been like).

What's next for Bridgether

We hope to continue working on our idea and maybe come out with an actual product in the future :D.

Built With

  • figma
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