Crowdsourcing is an approach to accomplishing a task by opening up its completion to broad sections of the public (the "crowd"). Moving to the medical field, Crowdsourced health re-search studies have arisen as a natural extension of the grown of platforms in which sick peo-ple ask for receiving advices and help from clinical or lay experts. The spread of crowdsourc-ing medicine allows researchers to engage thousands of people to provide either data with lower cost and higher rapidity, giving a fundamental contribution to the spread of 4P medicine model (predictive, preventive, personalised, and participatory medicine). This article focuses on the present and future scenario of the crowdsourcing medicine. It describes some experiences and platforms, considering the pros and cons from the point of view both of patients and researchers. [Publisher's text].
Crowdsourcing medicine, Citizen Science, medicina delle 4P, medicina parteci-pativa, medicina di precisione, medicina personalizzata