An objective measure of fatigue - saccades?

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  1. Marco

    Marco Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    No need to repeat that 'fatigue' can be hard to describe and even harder to demonstrate objectively.

    A new blog on health rising suggests that deterioration in rapid eye movements (aka saccades where both eyes move rapidly to scan or fixate on a target) may objectively demonstrate increasing fatigue in healthy controls and a range of conditions (including breast cancer survivors) :

    https://www.healthrising.org/blog/2018/02/20/objective-fatigue-measure-chronic-fatigue-fibromyalgia/

    Interestingly a ME/CFS specific study found some impairment in saccades but marked impairment in tracking a smoothly moving target (smooth pursuit) :

    http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/25859/1/221920_3205preprint.pdf

    It would be good if we could piggyback on fatigue research in other areas.
     
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    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    This is one of the papers linked in Cort Johnson's article.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28619425

     
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    And this is another one on healthy people:
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24466334

     
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    And here's the one @Marco linked on ME/CFS patients:

    http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/25859/1/221920_3205preprint.pdf

     
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    Dr Bansal checks for this : i think it is mentioned on his liME Stockholm video.
     
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