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HealCam: Chatroulette in Medicine

HealCam, a project launched by the Medgadget team, got huge attention due to a recent BoingBoing post. I wrote about this interesting service that is the medical alternative of ChatRoulette months ago and as the only element of success for HealCam is the critical mass, this cross post might help them reach their aims.

HealCam is a ChatRoulette variant that invites you to select a disease, medical condition, or health issue (Crohn’s, back pain, pregnancy, bipolar disorder, allergies, HIV, etc) and connects you with someone else who shares your problems, so you can share notes. Sounds like a helpful way to find tips and commiseration when you need it.

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  1. Man, I’m constantly being asked how to connect with others who share a condition. I’ve never touched ChatRoulette – how big a barrier is it for non-geek users to get into it?

    It could be hot stuff if this serves as a long-tail aggregator.

    January 31, 2011
  2. ChatRoulette is very dangerous from many apsects. But HealCam sounds fantastic! There is a really minimal technological barrier (a webcam is needed, that’s all).

    January 31, 2011
  3. yes!!

    February 1, 2011
  4. Thank you for your valuable post. We have decided to share it with our global physician audience at PhysicianNexus.com:

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    Jaerou Kim
    Team Member
    http://www.PhysicianNexus.com
    Physicians Comparing Treatments Worldwide

    April 13, 2011
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