Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by antares4141, Jan 13, 2017.
The senior author of the study being publicised is Prof Michael Snyder, head of genetics at Stanford.
Snyder has a big reputation, and is also a member of Ron Davis' ME research advisory board.
Using the "wearable sensors" being studied, Snyder realised some of his vital signs were deviating subtely from nornal, following a visit to Massechusets. This led to him correctly diagnosing his own Lyme disease, at a very early stage, and then treating it promptly.
This technology, once validated, obviously has many potential applications in identifying variations in a person's physiological functioning.
Eg It could be applied to (objectively) identify and quantify health fluctuations in ME - including PEM.
I agree, and that's what makes me so angry trials like PACE and FITNET don't use them. We need objective data.
I have a Fitbit HR and over exertion, fighting off a cold or a change for the worse in my diet can be seen in variation in my heart rate, normally most noticeable in my resting/sleeping heart rate.
This study is going to include wearing a heart monitor and a Daytime activity monitor, not sure what the later is.
I would love to have been a fly on the wall in the room to see which wearables were their best detectors.
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