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Uploaded by Audrey Zheng in Richmond Hill
Region: York Region District School Board      Category: Social Enterprise
School Name: Thornlea Secondary School

My business idea is, MedAZ, a phone app targeted to youth, that will provide medical assistance by giving correct procedures for a variety of medical emergencies.


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My name is Audrey Zheng and this is my pitch. My business idea is a phone app that will provide medical assistance by giving correct procedures for a variety of medical emergencies. MedAZ is a phone app where users can receive answers on how to give medical aid in any situation- wherever you are, without the need of wifi or data. MedAZ is primarily targeted to youth, with the idea in mind that many times, youth are unsure of how to deal with medical situations, and end up waiting for adult help. Most people are willing to help, if they know how to. MedAZ will be a simple easy-to-use phone app where youth can share situations in the form of a message, call or video, get quick procedures including important contacts such as 911, and how to deal with various medical situations. Let’s take a look at how MedAZ will work. [Scenario 1] Now, many youth’s first response in this situation is to panic and reach for their phone. They panic, because they don’t know what’s going on or how to help, and they reach for their phone for reassurance. With MedAZ, youth can simply capture a picture, video or message to upload and immediately receive possible medical issues and procedures, and follow a simple flow chart. Users are also able to share experiences and receive advice from medical health professionals online, in an comfortable, accessible space The goal for MedAZ is to help youth become more independent in stressful situations, in an accessible form which youth are comfortable in using---their phone. As well as encourage and help youth to become more knowledgeable in the first aid and medical field, and create a positive community where everyone is ready to help one another. MedAZ, You can help!


Audrey Zheng posted 2017-03-31 5:50pm

Thank you for your comment, ra ba,
MedAZ will be a phone app designed specifically with youth in mind, meaning, the content, layout, and overall UX Experience will differ from current medical sites/apps. Also, since MedAZ is primarily targeted towards youth/teens, there will be an interactive part in the app that is modern and fits well with the technology today. One example is, MedAZ will have a 'star-point' system where youth will be able to collect points in this app for completing tasks, similar to a game. There will also be many new interesting features so stay tuned!

Audrey Zheng posted 2017-03-31 5:41pm

Thanks Sean! So MedAZ will be gathering medical information from a variety of sources, however, the information in our app will be reformatted by teens for teens, so that it is worded in a way that is easy to understand.

Sean Cornelius posted 2017-03-29 11:24pm

Awesome idea, how do you plan on building the database?

ra ba posted 2017-03-29 10:25pm

WebMD already has an online symptom checker, how do you plan on competing against such a large company in the indusrty?


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