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 de-scribes some experiences and platforms, considering the pros and cons from the point of view both of patients and researchers.
Keywords: Crowdsourcing medicine; Citizen Science; medicina delle 4P; medicina parteci-pativa; medicina di precisione; medicina personalizzata.