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12/17/2022

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Aesculapius

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The winning project ๐Ÿ‘‘ for the healthcare track in the MetroHacks 2022 hackathon. A 24 hour project based on furthering healthcare accessibility. Web app made from Svelte, Tailwind, TypeScript, and utilizing a custom AI bot using Co:here natural language processing.

Aesculapius, the Greco-Roman god of medicine, was the name of our healthcare centered project for obvious reasons. The Rod of Aesculapius can be seen below, but make note that it is NOT the Caduceus. Thatโ€™s Hermeโ€™s (Greek god of messengers/travel) rod.

Rod of Aesculapius vs Caduceus

This website was a ton of fun to make, and I created it with three other programmers. They all worked mostly on the bot and a few neat API features, like having the bot call an ambulance and/or text an emergency number if you said something that presented an immenent danger. I did the full web app, a bunch of the write-up, and made sure we didnโ€™t cut any corners.

For example, if you were talking to our bot either on the widget from the website or from itโ€™s phone/text number at (940) 217-2964, it could detect if the user mentioned something about self harm and would send a special text to an emergency number on file.

We also added the potential capabilities for getting directions to the three nearest hospitals, adding a news API for current healthcare news, and getting live medication information.

Demonstration of Aesculapius bot functionality
If you'd like to see our project on the Devpost website where it won MetroHacks 2022 (375+ participants), check it out here.

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This website! Coded with frameworks and tools such as Svelte , Tailwind , and Mdsvex for markdown files. Itโ€™s domain (grahamzemel.com) is provided by Hostinger .