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
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
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.