Inspired by the healthcare challenge, we wanted to do something unique but equally helpful to some aspect of the healthcare region. Emergency response is one aspect of healthcare that's not always touched on, so we wanted to help in ways that technology could.
What it does
We create a base proof-of-concept to simulate how we could help paramedics and healthcare providers when responding to urgent needs and emergency calls. More specifically, features we envisioned include potential location tracking from phones inside Ambulances estimating ETAs to hospitals. We envision website interfaces as well allowing paramedics to select different hospitals to travel to, and hospitals would also provide estimated capacity and loads of said occupants.
How we built it
We used a Django backend coupled with Bootstrap to make a webapp. Then, we connected a google maps widget and REST API calls using AWS-lambda endpoints to simulate our website behavior.
Challenges we ran into
Developing software for healthcare requires a lot of niche knowledge regarding the healthcare system that not everyone is aware of. As we developed for the users, we found that we had to know a lot of the same knowledge that they had.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Developing an app with user experience in mind, especially to the point of interviewing our users.
What we learned
A lot regarding the process behind emergency response, and a lot that we can potentially fix with more time.
What's next for PB&J
More development into a more mature and polished app.