Inspiration

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, non-urgent healthcare services had reduced drastically and there is an increasing demand for remote outpatient solutions.

Over 7 million people live alone in the UK, and almost half of this population are seniors aged 65 or above. The vulnerable population was suggested to self-isolate, and their caregivers may not be able to reach them.

In light of this, we are building an app to check in daily with people who are self-isolating and living alone. Ideally, the app would contribute to the early detection of individuals with worsening symptoms for timely treatment.

To tackle the digital divide, daily check-ins are conducted through daily programmed phone calls.

How it works

  1. Partnership with national healthcare system such as NHS/ opt-in subscribe to service

  2. Daily programmed phone calls for daily check-in

  3. Alert healthcare providers/ emergency services if no one answer the call after 3 rings at separate times in a day

Testing

Call +1 650-332-4721

Note: you can call international numbers for free using Google Hangouts ;)

How we built it

  • Programmed phone calls using Dialogflow

  • Back-end development using Firebase

Challenges we ran into

Not all of us have experience in chatbot development and we spent a lot of time learning the basics.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We built a functional prototype (in a short span of time)!

What we learned

We learnt a lot about using Dialogflow and backend development

What's next for Carebot

  • Self-initiated phone calls at designated periods

  • Web dashboard for healthcare providers

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