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Myoton AS

Lõõtsa 8a, 11415 Tallinn
Estonia
Telephone +372 50 47289
Fax +372 60 98242
contact@myoton.com

This company is co-exhibitor of
Enterprise Estonia EAS

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Aleko Peipsi

Phone
+372 5047289

Email
aleko@myoton.com

Our range of products

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  • 01  Electromedical equipment / medical technology
  • 01.01  Diagnostics
  • 01.01.13  Other diagnostic equipment

Other diagnostic equipment

Our products

Product category: Other diagnostic equipment

MyotonPRO digital palpation device

Myoton®PRO Digital Palpation Device is a non-invasive, unique and reliable* research tool for the assessment of muscle health and physical condition. Moreover, it enables easily to measure also tendons, ligaments, skin and other soft biological tissues.

MyotonPRO is a compact hand-held device with a flat end probe that is held perpendicular to the skin over the muscle of interest. The device’s probe applies constant pre-load to lightly compress subcutaneous tissues and delivers a brief mechanical impulse, eliciting damped oscillations. An accelerometer within the device records the oscillations and the software performs simultaneous computation of the tissue parameters. Built-in gravity compensation system enables measurements to be taken at any angle in relation to the gravity vector.

The use of Myoton technology provides invaluable information on the condition of muscles in several fields of medicine and sports. The measurable parameters allow objectively to assess the efficacy of different interventions, sports exercise, symmetry, injuries or aging.

Potentially major clinical benefit of MyotonPRO is its use in physiotherapy and in neurological disorders, e.g. Parkinson’s and Stroke. Myoton could potentially enable medical practitioners to better determine and manage drug efficacies, dosage, frequencies and routinely monitor effects of physiotherapy.

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Oct 8, 2020

"MyotonPRO" makes it possible to test muscle adaptation in space

As we speak the “MyotonPRO” digital palpation device orbites the Earth on the International Space Station ISS. The device was launched for objective monitoring of astronauts’ muscle health and physical condition. The research program funded by ESA, DLR and UK Space Agency is called “Myotones – Muscle Tone in Space”.

The study makes a precedent and sets a new important milestone in space medicine and muscle physiology in general, because it is the first time the measurement of muscle tone became technically possible in space. Moreover the measurement procedure is painless, quick and easy. The research helps scientists better to understand the dynamics of muscle adaptation or maintenance of it’s physical condition during 120 to 180 days in micro-gravity under a routine training program.

According to Alexander Gerst, “MyotonPRO” is a crucial device to test muscle adaptation in space during normal daily routine and regular training. Staying fit throughout the mission, allows astronauts to return to normal life on Earth as smoothly as possible. “MyotonPRO allows us to measure muscle tone objectively and provides scientists at Charité University Berlin with the data showing how our muscles are changing during and after our time on the International Space Station.”

The device registers a muscle oscillation and calculates various parameters, such as muscle tone, stiffness and elasticity. 

“Having a more efficient, monitored fitness program not only helps us astronauts, but also anyone who is keen to get back on their feet after an injury, or athletes who are looking to go that extra mile,” explains Gerst and adds: “So whether you are on the International Space Station or on Earth, it is important to stay fit!”

Acknowledgements
The Myotones project is funded by the European Space Agency – ESA, German Aerospace Center – DLR and the UK Space Agency. The project involves scientific collaboration between researchers at the Charité University in Berlin, DLR in Cologne, Germany, the University of Southampton, UK, and Institute of Biomechanics and Orthopaedics, Cologne, Germany.


A German astronaut and geophysicist, Alexander Gerst, who currently holds the German record of subsequently being in space – 362 days –, made a video on the International Space Station about the importance of “MyotonPRO” device while being on a mission.

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About us

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MYOTON - The New Quality in Soft Tissue Assessment.

Myoton AS is a spin-out company from the University of Tartu with an ambitious goal of introducing a new standard for soft tissue assessment. By now, hundreds of research institutions world-wide are using Myoton technology in new areas of research thus validating it for a variety of medical and sports applications. As a historic event, ESA and NASA launched the Myoton device to the International Space Station (ISS) for monitoring astronauts muscle tone.

Our mission is to provide a non-invasive and cost-effective solutions for the measurement and monitoring of muscles and other soft tissues that are consistent with the principles of preventative and evidence-based medicine.

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Sales volume

< 1 Mio US $

Export content

> 75%

Area of business
  • Electromedical equipment / Medical Technology
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • Physiotherapy / Orthopaedic Technology