It takes a community to save a child, but it also takes a community to save a child.
Ashley M, Eden L, Rimsha R
Imagine walking down the street and seeing someone having a seizure. You are the only person around and do not know what to do, so you go on First Aid. You request a "first responder" and go to Medical Tips to describe the problem in order to figure out what to do. You tell Watson Conversation that someone is having a seizure, and are told how to help the victim until the "first responder" arrives.
Hopefully no one will be in a situation where they will need to use First Aid, but scenarios like this are all too common.
Several countries do not have enough ambulances or emergency numbers people can use if they are ever in an emergency. In countries where first responders in abundance, people are reluctant to use them because of the high cost and slow response time due to traffic.
First Aid hopes to combat this by using the community to help out neighbors in their time of need. "First responders" are volunteers from within the community that have cars and are willing to drive people to the hospital in emergencies. While they are waiting for the first responder and/or on route to the hospital, First Aid will provided them with medical procedures through IBM Watson that they can do. The descriptions they give of the injuries will also be used to notify the hospital so that they can prepare for the patients arrival. We hope no one is ever in a situation where they need to use First Aid, but if they do, we hope it is helpful.
We had a lot of complex ideas for the project, and struggled figuring out our main focus points.