When someone publicly posts ‘My kids have the flu’ on Facebook or Twitter, Sickweather qualifies that report using a patent-pending process and then plots it on a map, which can be viewed at the local level as a single report, or now by intensity of groups of reports at the regional level, like a radar.
When a Sickweather user travels near that report they will get a real-time alert on their iPhone warning them of their proximity to flu. Parents can use the alerts as prompts to proactively wash hands, refill prescriptions, or restock the medicine cabinet with their favorite remedies.
For non-iPhone users, Sickweather provides a free limited feature Live Map and Forecast on their website at http://www.sickweather.com, as well as free email alerts that can warn users on a daily basis when selected illnesses are trending in their area.
Sickweather, a Baltimore-based company, has been 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). Sickweather recently graduated from the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator powered by Techstars. For more information, please visit: http://www.sickweather.com.