Fatigue and Sleep Assessment using Digital Sleep Trackers: Insights from a Multi-Device Pilot Study

Luan Chen, Xujun Ma, Meenakshi Chatterjee, Juha M. Kortelainen, Teemu Ahmaniemi, Walter Maetzler, Pei Wang, Daqing Zhang

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Abstract

For the patient community with neurodegenerative disorders (NDD) and immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMID), fatigue and sleep disturbances stand out as two of the most common and disabling symptoms, which mightily impair patient's quality of life. Traditional questionnaire-oriented approaches to reflect such symptoms suffer from recall bias and poor sensitivity to change. By virtue of multiple sensing modalities at home, IDEA-FAST project aims to identify novel digital endpoints of fatigue and sleep disturbances, that are objective, reliable and sensitive to change. This article presents and discusses results from a pilot study of IDEA-FAST to evaluate the feasibility of capturing sleep and fatigue measures from three sleep trackers. Data collected from 143 participants (age range: 21-82) across 6 disease groups and healthy cohort for a period of 9 months, were investigated using our proposed sensor analytical pipeline. The overall performance reveals that the median coverage rate of sleep trackers ranged from 48.3% to 76.9%. Furthermore, the digital measures obtained from each device, indicated a higher association with sleep related patient reported outcomes (PROs) than fatigue related ones, when taking all participants into account.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication44th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2022
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Pages1133-1136
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-2782-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-2783-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event44th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2022 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Jul 202215 Jul 2022

Publication series

SeriesAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology
Volume44
ISSN2375-7477

Conference

Conference44th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2022
Abbreviated titleEMBC 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period11/07/2215/07/22

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