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Autoimmune Citizen Science

Main Project Information
Goal Drive autoimmune research through data aggregation.
Task Track your chronic illness treatments and symptoms with our app.
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

Our goal is to bring the autoimmune community together in a scientific way, such that it will change the way that autoimmune disease is treated in healthcare today. The massive online community that has formed around chronic illness is ample evidence that something is wrong. Forums and Facebook groups provide immense value in that they connect people with autoimmune disease together and allow them to provide support and share information, but we want to go one step further and organize it all. Right now, everyone is on their own journey, communicating only bits and pieces of it in small posts here and there, which quickly disappear in the noise.

Data aggregation for autoimmune diseases has never been done at this scale and we’re excited to provide a resource to facilitate that. Users will record symptoms, treatments, and results using the Autoimmune Citizen Science mobile application. We plan to then aggregate that data and share it with our users so that they can see (anonymously) what is working for other people with similar symptoms.

Social Media
Required Gear

An iOS device

Ideal Age Group High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity At night, At home
Class Materials
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags autoimmune, biohack, chronic, citizen, gluten-free, human, human health, illness, paleo, science
Project Updated 05/23/2018