Social Network Links People Living With The Same Health Conditions

Social Network Links People Living With The Same Health Conditions
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Curatio is a social app that helps people manage and talk to peers about their similar chronic conditions

Jennifer Passas
  • 12 june 2017

Perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of having a chronic condition is that it can be lonely. Without a network of people who truly understand what you are going through, the experience can be isolating. Curatio is a social app that hopes to relieve this issue by being part Tinder, part Facebook for a health-related cause.

The idea for Curatio came from a startup competition in 2013; it has recently been revamped to serve 10 different health communities. The app connects you to others who have the same health experiences or symptoms. Similar to a news feed on Facebook, once you connect with a network of people on Curatio, you will see perspectives and updates from people dealing with similar issues.

Where Curatio differs from other apps is the level of privacy the app offers. Since the information shared relates to personal health, anything you share is only available to the people you have approved to see it. In addition to the peer network, Curatio has an AI concierge that can help answer questions about your condition.

Health communities currently available on Curatio include menopause, traumatic brain injury, heart disease, the blood disease Thalassemia, Crohn’s disease and colitis, and Type 1 diabetes. There is also a community for caregivers. While the number of active users has not been shared, Curatio is available in 31 countries.

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Perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of having a chronic condition is that it can be lonely. Without a network of people who truly understand what you are going through, the experience can be isolating. Curatio is a social app that hopes to relieve this issue by being part Tinder, part Facebook for a health-related cause.

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