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In order to help hospital patients make friends, French startup Hôpital Affinité has launched a social network for patients. The network hopes to make users more comfortable by connecting them with people with similar interests.
Users can fill out a profile with their hobbies and stay details. Hôpital Affinité‘s recommendation engine then scours its database for patients that you may enjoy talking to. If you’ve found someone that you like, you can send that user a message or go visit them physically.
Hôpital Affinité was developed because the only social interaction that patients usually get is from visitors and medical professionals. By connecting those with the same interests, the platform can help patients enjoy their stay a little more and speed up their recovery.