This application is based on the hopes to improve accessibility and guiding users to making an informed decision to visit the ED based on exhibited symptoms/conditions. A lot of cases of emergency room visits are unnecessary, and can be solved through visiting urgent care, family doctors, or walk-in clinics.
What it does
The goal of this app is to aid users who are unsure of whether or not to bring their child to the emergency room, and help them make better, informed decisions and therefore help reduce waiting times.
The features of this app include:
- Assessment of the child's symptoms, i.e. fever, cough, nausea, vomiting
Based on chosen choices, suggestions will be made to the user: Treatment suggestions, Recommendation to visit family doctor, urgent care, or emergency department.
If ED is recommended, nearby hospital locations will be shown through the app (distance in km), as well as the wait times to these hospital emergency rooms.
How we built it
We started our prototype and outline on Figma before starting on our work in Android Studio to build the app.
Challenges we ran into
Our team consists of first time hackathoners who are new to Android Studio and Figma.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We learned to make a working Figma prototype and using Android Studio as well as the challenges of making an app.
What we learned
How to use Figma and Android Studio
What's next for ED Link
In terms of improving upon this application, we would like to eventually add a feature that prompts the user on preventative measures such as updating vaccination status, or reminding of annual vaccinations (i.e. influenza). Furthermore, we would also develop the app to be available on multiple platforms out there.
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