Inspiration

The high cost of doctor visits both in the United States and abroad presents a large barrier to patients who prefer not to spend excessive time and money for manageable conditions. The idea behind this project was to build a free tool capable of determining a patient's condition with a series of prompted questions.

What it does

DG-Doc allows a patient to answer a series of questions and obtain a doctor-approved recommendation.

How we built it

We used the Wix Code API (along with JavaScript) to develop a web application capable of taking in user input. Using a directed graph, we linked user responses for a given question to a limited set of potential answers (with specific matches obtained using the Levenshtein distance metric), eventually reaching our final recommendation.

Challenges we ran into

Developing the UI took a lot of effort, and we also ran into some difficulties with linking user responses to follow-up questions and recommendations.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Neither of us has extensive experience with front-end development, which made it all the more satisfying to have created a tool that can directly impact patient health.

What's next for DG-Doc

We hope to extend this platform to enable doctors to build out the graph of questions and answers, thereby improving accuracy and reliability for patients.

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