Here comes a startup(Sickweather) that aims to use our social data to forecast upcoming sickness(warnings).
With more and more people turning to Facebook and Twitter to update their friends and followers as to when they get sick, there is now an immense amount of real time data available on the health of our population.
Right? So, this new startup(Sickweather) just tap this data and transform it into health alerts.
Sickweather combines social networking with real-time intelligence reporting that actually forecasts the movement of illness.
Just as Doppler radar scans the skies for indicators of bad weather, Sickweather scans social networks for indicators of illness, allowing its users to check for the chance of sickness as easily as they can check for the chance of rain.
In Company’s Own Words:
Sickweather, the world’s ﬁrst real-time sickness forecasting service, provides users with streamlined access to the health of their online social circles, allowing them to easily update and monitor their friends and family
How It Works:
Sickweather filters data from several public sources (including its own online community) and cross references them with location tags to produce real time “weather maps” of reported symptoms.
This information is then used to forecast the movement of everything from stomach bugs to chronic illness and other sickness, including depression.
Registered Sickweather users will be able to harness this information with a bevy of fun, informative and interactive tools, including monitoring their own health and the health of their friends and family.