New Networking Site Brings Hope and Resources to Those with Medical Conditions
By Luciano Allegro, Imuneek
When it comes to the health and welfare of you or the one you love, ignorance is not bliss. In fact,staying informed about one’s medical condition can ease some concerns and stress. An innovative social networking site aims to help people find answers to vital information to manage their health, while connecting them to support systems. Introducing Imuneek!
Imuneek Co-founder Mike Arbitman caught a rare form of pink eye on a business trip to India, which affected his retinas and left him blind. “It took me two years to find the proper resources I needed to live a productive life,” said Michael Arbitman.
He met his business partner Lixon Nelson, who had a similar experience and has Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract. Undeterred but frustrated with the lack of centralized information on the internet, these two innovators partnered to create Imuneek to address the needs of the medical and disability community by providing a one-stop hub of information.
How can Imuneek Help You with your Health Issues?
Imuneek assist its users in finding doctors, information on medical breakthroughs, guides for new patients and forums to discuss issues relating to their condition through relevant hashtags. A set of algorithms are tailored to each user’s individual needs by bringing the information they need to the forefront.
Imuneek is continually developing new tools to empower its users. “We are excited to see what the future holds for Imuneek. We are one of the few places families affected by Autism can get support from others in the community, while also being one of only two sites that provide resources for children living with Type 2 Diabetes,” said Lixon Nelson.
In addition, Imuneek is 508 compliant and all users regardless of disability status can access the networking site including paraplegics. The unique features high contrast images for color-blind users, while also blocking flashing pages from those who suffer from seizures.
In partnership with Imuneek are the Miami-Dade Special Olympics and the Broward Lighthouse for the Blind.
For more information and how to register on Imuneek, visit www.imuneek.com. Or meet them in person at Abilities Expo.
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