Inspiration

WeMu addresses two significant problems with the healthcare system in British Columbia:

  • Responses to crises are reactive as a result of disparate and isolated systems
  • The healthcare system is seasonally overloaded, even before the onset of the current covid crisis.

What it does

WeMu is a chatbot and distributed database system for accessible and reliable vaccination information.

How We built it

We are incredibly proud of having created an end-to-end system, connecting our form and chatbot, being served through a Firebase backend, with an instance of a blockchain.

Front-End

  • Web3
  • React

Back-End

  • Firebase

Chatbot

  • Kommunicate
  • Dialogflow

Blockchain

  • Web3
  • Truffle
  • Solidity

Data Analysis: https://youtu.be/mRP7F-0mNWI

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Challenges I ran into

We ran into many challenges throughout this hack, as for three out of the four members, it was our first hackathon. Some specific challenges we overcame:

  • Connecting our chatbot to Firebase functions
  • Writing and reading data from our Blockchain instance
  • QR integration with Firebase backend

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Some specific achievements include:

  • Creating an end-to-end system that connects our form and chatbot, being served through a Firebase backend, with an instance of a blockchain
  • Doing our first hackathon
  • First time using Blockchain frameworks such as Web3 and Truffle
  • Deploying a Firebase functions app as the backend for our application
  • Reading and writing data from a blockchain from both the front- and back-end
  • Creating a working hack that addresses a specific issue in the healthcare system

What I learned

Front-End

  • Web3
  • React

Back-End

  • Firebase Chatbot
  • Kommunicate
  • Dialogflow

Blockchain

  • Web3
  • Truffle
  • Solidity

What's next for WeMu

  • Make WeMu multi-lingual (support Portuguese, Spanish, French, Chinese)
  • Easy to use API for data manipulation and analysis off of the blockchain
  • We believe such an architecture has the potential to truly create a big Data environment for health officials to proactively make public health decisions
  • The small problem of vaccination information can be expanded to the overarching issue of patient data management in the healthcare industry
  • Implement a "Pay what feels fair" Model

Data Analysis Use Case: https://youtu.be/mRP7F-0mNWI

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