Inspiration

A close friend struggles with diabetes, but they only see their doctor every six months. Each time they meet with their physician, their treatment plans drastically change. To combat this, we decided to build an app that sends daily patient data to their provider. This way, if there needed to be changes in treatment plans, it could occur more gradually.

What it does

Patients wear a watch and any other device specific to their illness. For example, a diabetic person would also have a glucose patch that monitors their glucose level. This data, along with their blood pressure, heart rate, etc. would be sent to the physician. This way, the physician can make updates to the treatment plans accordingly.

How we built it

We built this by first mocking up drafts of what the system would work like and the functionality it required. After the revision process, our team got to work doing the frontend using html, css, and javascript. We built a server on DigitalOcean’s service to work as our backend. We used php and mysql to manage the backend.

Challenges we ran into

We faced a few different challenges including understanding how to work a database. This was the most time consuming part of our project. But, as we faced this challenge, we worked together as a team to figure out solutions to our problems. We referenced knowledgable sources and gained the skills to tackle similar challenges in the future.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Building a website that is able to take in patient data and allow the provider to look at the data and update treatment plans accordingly.

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