Inspiration

We wanted to create something that would help improve the overall hospital experience for both customers and professionals, by allowing hospitals to fully utilize all of their medical equipment

What it does

SLAC allows for doctors and nurses to track where in a hospital precious equipment is, and provides a simple communication platform for doctors and nurses to make requests and efficiently transfer equipment when needed

How we built it

We built the mobile app with Android Studio in Java, the hardware with Arduino in C++, and the database with SQL/JDBC

Challenges we ran into

None of us had any experience with front-end work, so getting a prototype for our app was a challenging obstacle. Additionally, we ran into several problems regarding how to best handle communication between the hardware, database, and mobile app

Accomplishments that we're proud of

QHacks was the first hackathon for three out of our four members, and we were able to conceptualize and prototype a product that we believe can have a real-world impact on hospital efficiency and operations

What we learned

We learned that design is a never-ending process, and that the key to improving our product will be to evaluate and assess its performance and effectiveness while in use by healthcare professionals

What's next for SLAC

Improving the UI for a more intuitive, stress and hassle free user experience, expanding the database to assist hospitals with equipment life cycle management

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