Can mHealth Tools, Smart Clothing Help In Chronic Fatigue Research ?

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By Eric Wicklund in mHealth Intelligence.

 

mHealth researchers in Canada are launching a five-year project to gather information through wearables and smart clothing to help people living with chronic fatigue syndrome.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research today unveiled the Interdisciplinary Canadian Collaborative Myalgic Encephalomyelitis – ICANCME – Research Network. The program will use mHealth platforms developed by Hexoskin, a Montreal-based developer of smart clothing and connected health software, to gather biometric data from participants.

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also called chronic fatigue syndrome, affects between 836,000 and 2.5 million Americans and another 500,000 Canadians, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Characterized by severe fatigue and sleep problems, it often goes undiagnosed or even misdiagnosed, and has therefore been difficult to analyze.

 

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