Inspiration

The idea for the app came from the will to keep certain ailments private and from going through long wait times at a doctor's office just to be told that you have a common cold.

What it does

This app prompts the user to input their symptoms through a drop-down menu that filters out possibilities based on what one types. It then determines the most likely illness through a score system (percentage based on how many symptom matches vs inputted symptoms and symptom matches vs total # of symptoms per ailment). The user can then read more about the likely illnesses, including treatment options and whether or not they need to go to the doctors. The program cross-references information from reliable sources, such as Mayo Clinic.

How I built it

The app was built using Java in Android Studio, with graphic elements made in Photoshop. In order to collect data, chrome extensions were made using JavaScript that would access the websites text and save the relevant information.

Challenges I ran into

Time was a limiting factor, especially since none of us knew how to make an Android app before this hackathon.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Learning how to use Android Studio and using DOM content interaction through JavaScript/Chrome Extensions to collect data.

What I learned

Learned the basics of designing a UI and developing an Android app using Android Studio.

What's next for HealthPack

We will continue to develop the app so that it is fully fleshed out and ready for real-world use. In addition, we will continue to develop the Chrome extensions so that more data can be gathered.

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