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Every year millions of
people die each year due to the lack of improper medical attention or due to
late detection of diseases and also stats shows that more than 225,000 people
die each year due to improper medical treatment or advice. And nearlymany
hundred thousand others due to lack of proper SOS help. My solution aims at
lowering these numbers and providing better healthcare for people around the world .
This is a desktop app (iCare) which which essentially provides you the functionality of doctor in a box. It provides
Just Imagine its 2 AM in the morning and you got a sudden headache or you are some place remote and you are on your own or there is something wrong with your body but you don't know whether it is serious enough to see a doctor or not , ICare helps you answer these questions and get useful information in the hour of need .
Symptom Matcher : This utility helps you identify various symptoms associated with a body part along with causes associated with each symptom and further you can lookup each cause description alongwith natural remedies ,tests and drugs used in curing that cause. It also tells you the threat of a particular cause so you can know whether its essential to get a health check up or not .
SOS : This utility of the application helps you get immediate reliable medical information , procedures and how to guides in SOS conditions like heart attack , burns , shocks , stroke etc .
Facilities : This utility lets you lookup any Medical facilities , hospitals and clinics near your Geo-location along with the address , map guide and number of each facility .
Drug Info : This utility helps you lookup detailed information about any drug , Its common usage , side effects, composition even alternate drugs or salts which can be used as viable replacements.
My Care : This utility helps you keep track of your personal health record including durgs you are using , BMI info and other body stats it then gives the diet plan which is best suited for your health (keeping in track of your geolocation e.g. if you are in dubai you need to drink more water etc) . It also keep track of your medical history about drugs so that it wont tell you to eat something which might be harmful according to your present medical condition (e.g. banana in case of kidney stone)
Test and procedures : This utility helps you lookup various tests and procedures that a doctor might prescribed for you . for example doc might have told you to go for CBC you can lookup complete info about that test in which conditions it is used what is the procedure of test and normal ranges etc.
P.S. : All the data that application fetches comes from a custom built web service which collects this data from cutom populated database along with harvard med school database , Good Rx api , Google Places api , HHS api and antena Carepass api so it is reliable and effective.
My name is Navjot Singh and I am currently pursuing my Bachelors degree in Computer Science from USIT , New Delhi, India . Me and my team (4 students ) are working on this project from past 3 months and we have nearly done building a complete web service along with beta version of our app which we will be submitting at Intel AppUP (version 1.0 after some testing ) . I came up with this idea because every year many people die because of lack of SOS support and late detection of diseases and this number is much more high in a developing country like India .
Screenshots Of Beta version
Main Welcome Screen (Home Screen )
Nearby Facilities Utility
Symptom Matcher Utility (Select Gender)
Symptom Matcher Utility (Select Body Part to lookup for symptoms)
Symptoms of head with causes of selected symptom
soon will be releasing version 1.0 of this app and will be available for download here after some final testing is complete.
Using the code
Sorry I cant disclose the code of this app because it is built on our propitiatory web service and but I have included screenshots for your consideration. The Icare Version 1.0 will be available to be download after some beta testing (1 week or so )
The Next version of ICare aim to include support for following:
Built in support for glucometers and pedometers to record the health stats of the user .
Augmented reality based yoga and excersice trainer.
wp7 companion app to record your daily walking and running stats and sync them with Icare
Ultrabook Features Used
The app uses Geo location , camera and touch features (map pan and zoom , body viewer ) of ultrabook in different utilities of the application . The viersion 1.0 will be available for download shortly .