When we were younger, we felt confused and lost about our menstrual cycles. If only there was one place to ask for advice and seek recommendations for various items related to periods and general health topics...
What it does
Cycle Sisters: a handy website that can be used to log not only period information, but also sleep and exercise levels. Once this data is entered, our website generates predictions for when the next cycle will occur and recommendations for reducing symptoms like cramps and lower back pain. Interactive graphs of personal health and menstrual cycle data are shown, as well as correlations between menstrual cycle symptoms and factors such as exercise.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
What I learned
We learned how to set up a local server, as well as how to handle the backend of an HTML form using PHP to store and retrieve data from a database on the local server. We also attended workshops and learned how to use d3.js to create data visualizations on our website. Some of us did not have WebDev experience before and learned how to create a website from scratch.
What's next for Cycle Sisters
Adding comments to “Ask a Friend” blog posts -- they currently only include voting systems for users to share the most effective and popular period products, but adding comments would help users understand what's best for them, depending on their situations and preferences. Allowing for more data input, such as diet and changes in weight, to see how they affect menstrual cycles Creating interactive polls in appropriate articles (using a database on web server) Make graphs more interactive -- allowing users to reformat graphs or make their own graphs comparing two factors would allow them to see certain correlations.