Sickweather, developer of the world’s first real-time map of illness and more recently the world’s first real-time field detector for illness with the launch of their Apple Watch app, is now processing over 6 million reports of illness each month from combined sources including: social media, the Sickweather community, and Sickweather partner apps.
“With this data increase, our sample size has tripled, improving our accuracy and making Sickweather the largest illness crowdsourcing community of its kind,” says Graham Dodge, CEO of Sickweather. “Not to mention that Sickweather is already the earliest outbreak warning available to the public.”’
For tracking cold, flu and 21 other acute symptomatic illnesses, Sickweather has recently implemented new, advanced machine learning techniques specialized for disease surveillance to provide several products available for free to the public:
The Sickweather iPhone/iPad app & Apple Watch app are available for free in the App Store:
The Sickweather Android smartphone & tablet app (integrated with S-Health for Samsung devices) are available for free in the Google Play Store:
A lite, web-based version of the map and forecast:
Free email alerts:
Among these products are features that allow people to stay one step ahead of the spread of illness, including predictive health forecasts, real-time ‘sick zone’ mobile notifications, and SickScore™ threat level index for nearby contagious illnesses – great for reminding users to wash hands or get vaccinated. More features coming soon!
Sickweather, Inc., a Baltimore-based company, provides real-time disease surveillance and forecasts for more than 23 different symptoms and illnesses. In 2012, they were recognized among “100 Brilliant Companies” by Entrepreneur Magazine and featured on the TODAY Show for successfully identifying the early start of the 2012 Flu Season 6 weeks before the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). In 2014, the startup company graduated from the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator powered by Techstars. For more information, please visit: http://www.sickweather.