TED Fellow Salvatore Iaconesi released today this video along with his digital medical records - everything from CT and MRI scans to lab notes. He posted the health files to invite the online world to participate in the process of treating his brain cancer. As he wrote on his website:
This is my OPEN SOURCE CURE. This is an open invitation to take part in the CURE. CURE, in different cultures, means different things. There are cures for the body, for spirit, for communication.
Grab the information about my disease, if you want, and give me a CURE: create a video, an artwork, a map, a text, a poem, a game, or try to find a solution for my health problem. Artists, designers, hackers, scientists, doctors, photographers, videomakers, musicians, writers. Anyone can give me a CURE.
Create your CURE using the content which you find in the DATI/DATA section here on this site... All CURES will be displayed here.
Iaconesi has promised to publish all replies using open file formats so that others with the same diagnosis can benefit from the crowdsource effort.
Previously: Using crowdsourcing to diagnose malaria, Video: Crowdsourcing your health and Crowdsourcing cost of drug development
Via TED Blog