I have a condition called Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). I discovered that tracking my biometric data on paper or on existing applications was very difficult, so I wrote My Journal. I soon realized with simple modifications, My Journal could be used to help people with other illnesses, such as COVID-19.
To learn more about ME/CFS, please read my blog: https://wisdom4.me
Is there anything you find extraordinary about the project?
For people with complex chronic illnesses like myself, My Journal can be life changing. It empowers the user to take charge of their health by making collaboration with healthcare professionals safer and much more efficient. I imported two years of my collected data into My Journal and I immediately gained valuable insight into my health.
What it does
I created My Journal to help people to track day to day symptoms and vital signs. My Journal's reports can show the historical trends of an individual's health condition over time. This information can easily be shared with doctors to help with (onsite or remote) screening and diagnosis.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
I had to do quite a bit of research to learn the APIs required to build my web application.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I have created an application that I believe will be able to help people like myself that have health conditions that make them vulnerable to infection. Developing My Journal for different platforms has been a rewarding experience.
What I learned
I learned about the nuances of chronic illness by speaking with doctors and patients. I expanded my skill set by learning new APIs.
What's next for My Journal for Web
I hope to continue development of My Journal and ultimately share it with people all over the world. It has been a very useful tool for me and the management of my health.