Unless you have kids in school – who inevitably bring home the latest and greatest virus – chances are you have no idea what sundry illnesses are making the rounds. At our Tech Cocktail DC mixer last night, Baltimore-based startup SickWeather demo’d their beta site, which seeks to make that information easily accessible.
As the world’s first real-time sickness forecasting and mapping service, SickWeather provides stream-lined access to the health of your online social circles, so you can easily see what’s going around.
SickWeather not only searches social networks to find symptoms of illness, but it integrates a health-related news feed of your friends. Unlike HealthMap, whose data can be days old, and WhoIsSick and Influ, both of which rely on submitted reporting, SickWeather pulls in information in immediately and automatically.
If you are interested in being a beta tester, you can sign up on their landing page. Who knows? Maybe it will help you stay healthier this winter.