We were inspired to reduce the amount of time it takes to seek medical attention. By directing patients immediately to a doctor specific to their needs, one may reduce the wait time commonly associated with seeking medical aid.
What it does
Destination Doc asks a user how they are feeling at which point it determines what type of doctor a patient needs (by screening for flagged words). It then proceeds to search a 10 km radius for establishments that such as dentist offices, walk-in clinics, physiotherapy centers or other need-specific locations. Using Microsoft's Bing's API, Destination Doc determines which destination is the shortest time away using real-time traffic. A map is then displayed directing the user from their home location to the optimal medical center.
How we built it
We built the application front end using angular and the backend with flask, We incorporated the Cisco meraki, twilio APIs and azure.
Challenges we ran into
Our biggest challenge was putting all the different components together as well as doing a lot within a short time constraint.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We're proud to take steps in creating a more efficient wait time service and also aiding the cause of better health and being safer.
What we learned
What we learned - We learned how to leverage the functionality of AngularJs to create a responsive front end page. we also learned how to use RestAPI HTTP get and post requests to communicate between the front end and the backend network.
What's next for Destination Doc
We plan to put together destination doc to an extent where anyone can enter their needs and find the best place to get help.