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Worried Your Neighbors Are Getting Sick? There's an App for That

HEALTHYDAY uses crowdsourced data to help users track nearby illnesses and (hopefully) avoid getting sick.

image via McNeil Consumer Healthcare screencapture

There’s really nothing worse than being sick. Coming in at a close second, however, is being surrounded by those who’ve fallen ill, and realizing, with depressing finality, that you, inevitably, are next. It’s there, in that liminal space between “getting” and “being” sick that the new HEALTHYDAY app plans to make itself at home. The app is designed to do for health and wellness what mapping systems like Waze have done for navigation: Draw from public data to show users the real time geography of, in this case, illness.

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