the idea

Can tracking tweets turn into a way to track the common cold?

the results

An experiment that could predict the spread of illness without ever going near a sniffly nose.

FountIn App Screenshot iPad - Humanaut
The Social Side of Sickness
Germ Tracker scraped and analyzed tweets of sickies everywhere using patented language-learning A.I. By mapping their ebb and flow, the program could understand the movements of illness and predict your chances of getting sick.
Live Demo
We partnered with the artificial intelligence wizards at to demo the experiment for the 2013 Health 2.0 Conference.
It was sick. - Germ Tracker - Mobile Version - Humanaut
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