Inspiration

A long-term struggle in the chronic wound industry has been finding a proper measurement system. Doctors currently still use rulers to gather length x width measurements, which is often wildly inaccurate. Often, patients cannot even tell if their wound is healing or not.

What it does

InstaMed gathers chronic wound measurements from a simple smartphone picture. It stores past images and wound dimension data so users can view history and track their growth over time.

How we built it

We utilized android studio in conjunction with OpenCV open source libraries to build the mobile application.

Challenges we ran into

A struggle within the project was incorporating OpenCV into the app. There were a lot of different dependencies and settings we had to take care of.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are most proud of creating a functional application with accurate measurement data. The application gives strong results when tested against shapes of known sizes.

What we learned

We learned how to create an OpenCV android application, as well as many other features with RecyclerView and graphs in android development.

What's next for InstaMed

Coming next, we hope to have a user log-in page and a database which would store all user information. Further accuracy tests should be conducted to further improve the measurement algorithm.

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