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Tuesday, 6 July, 2021

An app to help assess the severity of symptoms in chronic fatigue syndrome – EurekAlert

The technology uses a chest strap connected to a mobile app that measures heart rate variability
CREDIT: UAB/UPC/Vall d’Hebron

Chronic fatigue syndrome / myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is a disabling disease, in which people have great difficulties in carrying out their daily activities. Despite its high prevalence, there are still no effective tools for its diagnosis, monitoring and treatment. To better understand and promote follow-up, as well as stratify fatigue in these patients, Vall d’Hebron, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) have developed a mobile application that could be useful in the assessment of the severity of fatigue in this syndrome, especially in women. The results of the study in which this technology has been tested have been published in the journal Sensors.

Read more at: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-07/uadb-aat070121.php

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