With the power of technology that we currently possess in our grasp, we need to take opportunities to build tools that will change people's lives for the better. Our team wanted to work on a project that would have the potential to impact peoples lives in a positive manner, and we jumped at the opportunity to bring healthcare to the faster, affordable digital age.
What it does
Our web application serves as a digital marketplace where users can look up medication recommended to them, compare prices and look at distances from their current location, all with the goal of giving them the information to make the best decision for them, albeit cost, distance, or both. Additionally, our app serves as a personal healthcare tracker twofold, firstly to keep track of the current medication you are taking, a convenient location to view, add, or remove at your convenience. Secondly, our app will keep track of basic personal and medical information that hospital or doctor visits generally require you to fill out, (we will only keep track of information you choose to provide us), which can be accessible to whomever requires the info through scanning a QR code, making filling out forms less of a hassle for all.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
As mentioned above, a lot of the challenges proved to be major learning experience both for the team and for us as individuals. We came in with strengths in certain areas, and we were able to teach each other to build upon them and help each other along the way. The finished app is not perfect, and strayed from our initial goal, however we are more than proud of what we were able to create in less than 36 hours, and it by no means compromises any of the outcomes that we wanted to meet initially.
What we learned
What's next for NurseSpree
We aim to implement a drug on drug interactions feature, to let users know the dangers or adverse effects of combining the medication they take. With also more time we can build machine learning models to help them track and recommend medication/exercise/advice based on what they take and the medical history they provide to us. With this ,we aim to expand our database of known conditions and combinations of factors that we can use to recommend people to seek the best help they need and deserve.