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So, so tired ...

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London

Tired man: image by Małgorzata Tomczak from Pixabay

Fatigue is a problem that people with a variety of long-term diseases can also suffer from. This isn’t just normal tiredness, but something much, much worse: so bad that it is a struggle to do anything at all, destroying any chance of a normal life. Doctors can often do little to help beyond managing the underlying disease, then hope the fatigue sorts itself out. Sometimes fatigue can stay with the person long, long after. Maha Albarrak, for her PhD, is exploring how computer technology might help people cope. Her first step is to interview those suffering to find out what kind of help they really need. Then she will work closely with volunteers to come up with solutions that solve the problems that matter.