Fibromyalgia (FM) is a complex chronic pain disorder characterised by widespread pain, tender pain sites, fatigue, sleep disturbances, cognitive problems, anxiety, depression and loss of function. Despite a very high prevalence in the population, the aetiology and pathophysiological mecha-nisms of FM are not yet fully understood and require further research.
To conduct a market research on already existing applications on FM
To elaborate requirements for an application to collect relevant information about FM and to support FM patients
To develop a design concept focused on a user-centred approach
Status / Results
The project was elaborated with a final design concept taking into account all prioritised requirements. This project will be continued within the context of a master's thesis by Kajetan Jauk.
The actual implementation of the smartphone application based on the design mockup will be continued as a master's thesis by Kajetan Jauk. At this point, test runs with patients will also be carried out.