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Wearable sensors can tell when you are getting sick, study shows

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by antares4141, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. antares4141

    antares4141 Senior Member

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    Truth or consequences, nm
  2. Persimmon

    Persimmon Senior Member

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    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.
     
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  3. trishrhymes

    trishrhymes Senior Member

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    I agree, and that's what makes me so angry trials like PACE and FITNET don't use them. We need objective data.
     
  4. AndyPR

    AndyPR Senior Member

    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.
     
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    *GG* senior member

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    This study is going to include wearing a heart monitor and a Daytime activity monitor, not sure what the later is.

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  6. Strawberry

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    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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