Hospital Affinity is a French startup that wants to make hospital stays a bit more social. The company provides a social networking platform to hospitals to connect patients to one another. Patients get to create a profile containing their interests, and they are then matched with other patients who share things in common with them.
Matched patients can chat using their laptop or smartphone. Hospital Affinity even lets patients see the location of their friends, allowing them to visit them, should they be physically able to do so. As anyone who has ever been in a hospital for a long time can tell you, there's only so much TV you can watch and books you can read.