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University of Wisconsin Partners with Survey Analytics to Track Flu Activity Through Crowdsourcing Smartphone App
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"With OutSmart Flu, we are crowdsourcing flu surveillance at UW-Madison," says Population Health Sciences professor Dr. Ajay Sethi. "Beyond just collecting the data, we are making...

Benjamin FosselOct 01, 2013 04:29 am GMT1936 views
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University of Wisconsin Partners with Survey Analytics to Track Flu Activity Through Crowdsourcing Smartphone App
Flu Tracking - Influenza Crowdsourcing
document Distributed Knowledge

Thousands die each year from Influenza. You can help keep everyone healthier and better informed this flu season and maybe even help minimize the spread. Just submit any information on friends or...

Samuel BennettNov 23, 2011 02:13 am GMT1434 views
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Flu Tracking - Influenza Crowdsourcing
Latest flu-related tech is largely about the greater good, not you
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Take Flu Near You, the crowdsourced flu surveillance tool (both Web- and app-based) that asks users to anonymously report their flulike symptoms (or lack thereof) once a week. The project is...

Jayne AnnJan 26, 2014 02:18 pm GMT469 views
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Latest flu-related tech is largely about the greater good, not you
Flu Near You campaign aims to improve monitoring of flu outbreaks, vaccinations
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Members of the team that developed Google Flu Trends have joined a new effort to improve methods for monitoring flu outbreaks and vaccination rates. The Skoll Global Threats Fund in partnership...

Fritz SchaeferNov 08, 2012 02:49 am GMT1570 views
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Flu Near You campaign aims to improve monitoring of flu outbreaks, vaccinations
Google and Twitter Help Track Influenza Outbreaks
article Distributed Knowledge

In tracking the flu, physicians and public health officials have a host of new surveillance tools at their disposal thanks to crowdsourcing and social media. Such tools let them get a sense of the...

Jayne AnnJan 11, 2013 03:33 am GMT1248 views
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Google and Twitter Help Track Influenza Outbreaks
Twitter Helps Track Flu Outbreaks
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According to the CDC, 41 states have already reported widespread influenza activity, which is five weeks earlier than usual. Luckily, physicians and public health officials now have a host of...

Samuel BennettJan 15, 2013 06:58 am GMT1255 views
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Twitter Helps Track Flu Outbreaks
Gotten your flu vaccine yet? New app makes it easier to find one
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The flu tracking app relies on crowdsourcing—thousands of people who register and report how they’re feeling on a day to day basis. So far, only 1 percent of flu trackers in the Boston area report...

Jayne AnnSep 26, 2013 03:41 am GMT958 views
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Gotten your flu vaccine yet? New app makes it easier to find one
Can Crowdsourcing Beat the Flu?
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Health professionals around the world already use online tools, such as Google Flu Trends, Health Map or Global Public Health Intelligence Network to track the spread of infectious diseases....

Jason RobbinsNov 18, 2011 04:16 am GMT1696 views
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Can Crowdsourcing Beat the Flu?
An Easy Way To Stay Away From Someone With The Flu [AUDIO INTERVIEW]
video Distributed Knowledge

A website that shows you where the people with sniffles and coughs are located so you can stay healthy. Sickweather is a site that aims to provide consumers with real-time information about illness...

Marco TorquatiFeb 11, 2012 02:22 pm GMT1173 views
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An Easy Way To Stay Away From Someone With The Flu [AUDIO INTERVIEW]
Some decide against getting a flu shot
article Distributed Knowledge

With weeks and weeks to go until flu season ends, there’s no shortage of experts urging people to get inoculated. But some would rather crowd source the decision on social media sites, putting...

Jason RobbinsJan 12, 2013 11:58 am GMT1361 views
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Some decide against getting a flu shot
Social apps help track flu cases
article Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Another map called "Flu Near You" relies on 40,000 volunteers to report every week if they have the flu. Just click on any city. "And it will show you whether the flu risk is...

Jason RobbinsJan 16, 2013 09:13 am GMT1925 views
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Social apps help track flu cases
Tracking the Flu Outbreak With the Crowd’s Help

Not sure how severe the flu outbreak is in your neighborhood? Check out these crowd-powered tools that are making it easy to track the epidemic. 

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Anton RootJan 23, 2013 06:36 pm GMT14851 views
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Flu Survey
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From the name itself, flusurvey is a project geared towards alleviating the influenza virus as well as coming with a plan to combat the virus.

Carl EspostiDec 17, 2010 09:17 pm GMT915 views
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Flu Survey
Can you crowdsource health information via Twitter?
document Distributed Knowledge

Although the study was intended primarily as a “proof of concept,” in order to show that filtering information from Twitter could produce valuable data, the researchers said they uncovered some...

Luis Enrique MoralesJul 08, 2011 01:59 am GMT2517 views
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Can you crowdsource health information via Twitter?
Crowdsourcing the Common Cold

With flu season in full swing many parts of the world, the folks at Sickweather hit on just the right time to launch their new website, which uses the crowdsourcing model to track the dreaded flu infection. The Sickweather team hopes that users will use this new software as a way to avoid catching flu this winter. We took a look at this new website to see what it’s all about.

Sickweather LLC, based in Baltimore, was co-founded and launched by three guys who grew up together in that area. They built the website as a way of getting a “perspective on when sickness bubbles up, where it travels and how it affects our lives.”

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Debbie ToddNov 21, 2011 09:50 pm GMT3141 views
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Crowd Coffee: January 28

In this Tuesday edition: crowdsourcing flu prevention; Appirio's Singh on crowdsourcing trends; open-source and innovation; Kickstarter-funded projects have a bad delivery record for Nintendo games, one blog finds; Dragon Innovation offering prize for million-dollar projects; and two equity crowdfunding compliance firms pop up.

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Crowdsourcing.orgJan 28, 2014 02:33 pm GMT1647 views
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Health Map
site Distributed Knowledge / Health and Wellbeing

Founded by John Brownstein (Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School) and Clark Freifeld (software developer and PhD student in biomedical engineering at Boston University), HealthMap is a...

Tonya Van Dijk Jan 15, 2011 08:15 am GMT1644 views
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Health Map
HealthMap: The Crowdsourced Infectious Disease Tracker That Was Built on Nights and Weekends
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In Sri Lanka, in late December there were reports of 9 deaths due to swine flu in just one week, an amount that is unusually high. HealthMap continuously tracked those reports. So, HealthMap made...

Tonya Van Dijk Jan 15, 2011 08:59 am GMT6161 views
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HealthMap: The Crowdsourced Infectious Disease Tracker That Was Built on Nights and Weekends
Hatari
site Distributed Knowledge / Citizen Journalism

Hatari was created so that Nairobi residents can report incidents of crime and corruption in their own voices. Hatari is inspired by the belief that citizens have a right to information and a right...

Benjamin FosselMay 10, 2011 02:52 am GMT963 views
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Hatari
A Model for Mining Public Health Topics from Twitter
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The researchers have demonstrated that public health information can be extracted from Twitter. They created a corpus of 5,128 messages labeled for relevance to health and produced a high...

Luis Enrique MoralesJul 08, 2011 03:54 am GMT46522 views
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A Model for Mining Public Health Topics from Twitter
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