March 28, 2016
Week 11 saw the conclusion of our thesis projects. Our project idea centered around solving the problem of scattered personal health information. Throughout your life, your personal health information gets scattered and lost — at doctors’ offices, in various health systems, on paper records you’ll never find again. With no centralized way to store and access this data, often it’s just lost. When you need it, it’s not there. Our goal was to prototype a product that would serve as a personal health information vault — like a 1Password for your health.
Vitamin DB is a personal health information management solution. Using Vitamin DB’s convenient, easy-to-use interface, users can store information such as their immunization history, doctor contact information, family health history, prescriptions and dosages, and more. Customized text reminders also help users remember their upcoming appointments.
Our stack consisted of React/Redux, Postgres, Node.js, and Express, and used Chai and Mocha for our test suite.
The cohort before us warned us that the last six weeks passed by even faster than the first. They were unbelievably right.
While I’ll be incredibly sad to see this particular chapter close, I’m very much looking forward to the fellowship — a chance to get to know, and even mentor, up-and-coming engineers, and to dig back in to self-driven work.
Words by Amberley Romo, albeit irregularly.