CSE498, Collaborative Design, Spring 2018
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system based in Grand Rapids, Michigan that provides high quality healthcare at over 140 sites in West Michigan, including 12 hospitals, 8 urgent care centers and 43 laboratories.

Patients, visitors and volunteers often have trouble navigating the large Spectrum Health facilities. Our Spectrum Health Go mobile app helps these patrons find their destinations with ease.

Our Spectrum Health Go app employs the user’s smartphone camera and waypoints set up throughout the facility. These waypoints are posters that include the Spectrum Health Go icon, a QR code and the name of the waypoint.

After launching the app, a user chooses from a list of destinations and scans the nearest waypoint. Spectrum Health Go then displays an arrow that points to the next waypoint on their route along with a textual description of the directions. As the user turns, the arrow remains pointed towards the next waypoint.

Administrative assistants at Spectrum Health use our companion web app to view data about the routes, alter routes, and add or remove waypoints to improve navigation.

Our Spectrum Health Go mobile app supports both Apple iOS and Google Android devices and is written in Swift and Java, respectively. Our web app is written in C# and HTML. Data is stored using Microsoft SQL Server.