Every year there are one in 50 Americans who suffer from severe allergic reactions; however, studies have shown that no more than 20% of them or their surrounding know how to act in those situations. During the past summer, such a situation happened to two members of our team which inspired us to tackle this problem and provide immersive VR experience to learn what to do in a situation like Anaphilact shock.
What it does
The application provides an immersive VR tutorial to learn how to provide the first medical aid, created with the incorporation of principles of the science of learning. For the hackathon scale, we created a lesson to teach how to react in the case of anaphylactic shock.
How we built it
Throughout the weekend we worked with Oculus Quest, Unity, 3D modeling and Houdify to create our app.
Challenges we ran into
On the ideation process, we had troubles identifying obstacles and constraints for the project itself, as well as the constraints that we have for the development. Considering the time limit, we decided to focus on creating one detailed tutorial. One of the problems of education project is that a lot of people are not interested in intensive learning; to get people’s in learning using our product, we made the content interactive and funny.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We came up with the idea of the app currently not available to the general public (patients) and executed it in a short amount of time.
What's next for Sonder
For now, we created one tutorial for the case of anaphylactic shock; however, we can expand it to every other medical emergency case such as CPR.