September 14, 2012
Weather.com may have its pollen forecast, but what about your personal allergy forecast? Your good days – and bad days – might not be the same as everyone else’s.
The Good Days app, in beta for iPhone and Android, tracks not just pollen but ozone, humidity, pollution, and your location (and not just the city, but the particular area). It learns about you over time: tell it whether you’re having a good, bad, or okay day, and then get 5-day “weather reports” for your condition.
Good Days is created by Predictably Well. Its cofounder, Juliet Oberding, was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 2008. After trying different medications, including a low-dose version of a drug used by cancer patients, she decided to focus on lifestyle changes instead. With the help of a few doctors, she saw major improvements after changing her diet, remembering to exercise, and coping with her stressful legal job by meditating and sleeping well.
“I was really excited at how much better I felt and what these changes did for me that I really wanted everyone to be able to find out what worked for them,” says Oberding.
Good Days is targeted at San Diegans with allergies for now, but the startup hopes to help anyone with autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and eczema, and eventually food-related conditions like celiac disease. The goal is to provide personalized recommendations about what triggers your “flares” and what you can do to prevent them.
Predictably Well was a showcased startup at our Tech Cocktail San Diego mixer in August.
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