Self diagnose

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Self diagnose

Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
$10,000 - $50,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

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If patients are able to self diagnose their own bloodcounts (like diabetes patients do )and score these findings into a secure database (worldwide, for a specific disease etc. etc.)
makeing use of Crowdsourced Patient Experience to be interactive with patients aswell as doctors. Doing so designing a powerfull database. This would power up knowledge and experience on both sides.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

because the apparatus for diabetes has already been developed and just needs modification on some parts for other syndromes, you can achieve more lab independent findings (results) and for the patients: There wil be more comfort in knowing that labtests can be performed at home. In a secure surrounding with less traveling time spend at a higher frequency then normally would be done. They can be performed when necesary. for instance you don't feel so good. And there are relatively low costs involved to perform these tests. The extra effort can be honored by the fact that you can get free test strips (and equipment) if you commit yourself to submit your findings to the data base.
Impact: How does it Work

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About You
Section 1: You
First Name


Last Name

van Vorstenbosch


ITP patientenvereniging Nederland


, NB

Section 2: Your Organization
Organization Name
Organization Phone
Organization Address
Organization Country
Your idea
Country and state your work focuses on

, NB

Website URL
Do you have a patent for this idea?


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How many people will your project serve annually?

What is the average monthly household income in your target community, in US Dollars?

Less than $50

Does your project seek to have an impact on public policy?

What stage is your project in?

Idea phase

In what country?
Is your initiative connected to an established organization?


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ITP patientenvereniging Nederland

How long has this organization been operating?

More than 5 years

Does your organization have a Board of Directors or an Advisory Board?


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What are the three most important actions needed to grow your initiative or organization?

To find a manufacturer who is willing to modify the diabetes equipment in order to use it in other way as was intended.
Developing tests and manufacture on demand.
Distribute these tests among the paticipants.

The Story
What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?

Patientsday get to gether and finding that research is not well provided with data that is crutial to get things forward.

Tell us about the social innovator behind this idea.

My name is Hans and I am involved with the patients supportgroup in the Netherland as chairman.
My wife suffers from the disease called: Immune Thrombocytopenia and ongoing research tells us, that more data of bloodlevels is needed to get proper diagnostic results on the part of knowledge enhanchement while patients are using different medication (or none).
This in combination with there whole welbeing.
for instance:
side effects are: severe fatigue. severe bleeding.

How did you first hear about Changemakers?

Through another organization or company

If through another, please provide the name of the organization or company

Martijn Boot of AMGEN