What it does
Health.IO allows hospitol administrators to connect a set of monitors to a server and have it update a database. If the data that is received from the monitor represents a danger zone for the patient in question, it sends an alert to all parties who have subscribed to the patients health. These interested parties can be family, friends, or caretakers. Another feature that we started to integrate is management of patient information and the monitors that are attached. Lastly, a system for make appointments to meet with a doctor was started.
How we built it
Node.js was used for the server, with socket.io for the connections to clients. Phone gap was used to create a portable notifier.
Challenges we ran into
Cordova gave us a great deal of pain.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
The dynamic nature of the patient room announcements and the connection of monitors was a nice accomplishment. Also connecting a socket.io service to a seperate domain, used in the cordova application, felt great to get done.
What we learned
We learned alot about node.js and cordova
What's next for Med.fi
Further completion of a appointment scheduler, management of monitors, and a check-in system for appointments are the goals we would love to finish.