Thank you, Sidra! Yes, we'll be using pictorial representations with plain, easy to interpret English text. We'll work with interpreters who speak the relevant languages for the first version to ensure accuracy. I do think it can be replicated into other languages and that the pictures and plain text will help. We've aimed to simplify this as much as possible to ensure the most pertinent information that will help the doctor make a diagnosis will be collected.
Thank you! Yes, it is very important. I lost a 10 year old cousin in the ER while she was waiting to see a doctor for a life-threatening condition. Miscommunication was one factor that delayed life-saving care for her preventable death. It's so sad to hear about people not receiving potentially life-saving care due to language or other communication barriers, and it is my hope that this project will be a step in the right direction to help remove the language barrier in medical care.