An iPhone application has been launched to help patients with chronic fatigue syndrome / ME keep track of their energy levels.
ActiveMe was created by the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases NHS Foundation Trust, the Northern CFS / ME Clinical Network and Indigo Mulitimedia.
It focuses on controlling the “boom and bust” energy cycles that people with chronic fatigue syndrome go through by monitoring and tracking their activity and energy levels.
This data can be recorded within the application, providing the patient with a visual representation of their information, which they can then use to plan activities on an hourly basis.
Northern CFS Clinical Network programme manager Louise Wilson said the app was a fantastic way for patients to manage their condition.
“Having the app on their iPhone makes their charts and monitoring information more portable and accessible which we hope will encourage more meticulous use of this self-monitoring tool,” she added.
“The information recorded can then be discussed with their clinical teams and the data used to inform treatment plans.
"This makes each patients treatment highly individualised and patients can really feel that they are taking charge of their care.”