Inspiration

The inspiration behind this idea came from several personal experiences that I’ve had and witnessed. Most recently, I had accidentally cut myself and started bleeding a lot. My dad drove me to the ER but there were many people waiting to be treated. I was still bleeding a little, but there was nothing I could do but wait. I saw a pregnant woman beside me who was in a lot of pain from contractions. Still, all we could do was wait. A similar situation has happened before, and the nurse suggested that we head to another hospital, where we didn't have to wait. However, by that time, it would've taken a longer time to get to another hospital than to just wait.

While brainstorming ideas for Hack the Cloud, I thought of these experiences and was inspired to make MedNav, which can limit ER waiting-time and help more people more efficiently.

What it does

MedNav was created in hopes of improving medical emergency communications. The purpose was to make medical emergencies a little more convenient and efficient. And basically, it’s a navigator that leads a patient to the most convenient hospital around.

How I built it

I built this iOS application on Xcode, using the language, Swift.

Challenges I ran into

I'm still pretty new to Xcode, so there were many things that I had to learn before applying it to MedNav.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

I'm glad to have solved many runtime errors while building the app. MedNav seems like a pretty simple app, but I think it can help a lot of people.

What I learned

While spending time on Xcode, I'm glad to have picked up a couple of new methods and actions.

What's next for MedNav

Currently, MedNav is just a prototype. But if people like the idea, I will focus on improving it to be more user-friendly and practical. Then, after testing, I think it would be a good idea to introduce to local hospitals.

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