We wanted to make an accessible hack for people in geriatric care, nursing homes, or who have assisted living situations. The ability to remove a nurse's assistant and replace them with a cheap Amazon Alexa allows for increased responsiveness, according to urgency of the patient's needs, and availability of the nursing staff.
What it does
Echo Care works as a nurse's assistant, performing small tasks like medication reminders and instructions, contacting the patient's nurse, and fielding questions that a CNA would normally ask. Echo Care provides a helpful readout for the nurse consisting of a report of the patient's responses, delivered by email or phone call.
How I built it
We used the AWS services to manage and host a database, dynamic website, and Amazon Alexa Skills. Programs we used were flask, mySQL, yagmail, and CodeIgniter
Challenges I ran into
General learning curves to CodeIgniter and Flask
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We got a working Alexa skill that can make a positive impact on society and health care practices.
What I learned
We learned a good bit about flask and Alexa Skills, we learned how to use the CodeIgniter framework for PHP
What's next for Echo Care
A secure website with accurate amazon account information to link patients to real nurses