MyotonPRO Digital Palpation Device
Myoton®PRO Digital Palpation Device* is a non-invasive, unique, reliable and practical instrument for objective assessment of muscle tone, stiffness and elasticity in research as well as in clinical settings.
MyotonPRO measures five characteristics of a soft tissue:
1) Tone or Sate of Tension [Hz]
2) Stiffness [N/m]
4) Relaxation time [ms]
Monitoring of these parameters enables medical practitioners to determine treatment efficacies better, manage drug dosage, frequencies and routinely evaluate effects of physiotherapy.
Use of Myoton technology in scientific and clinical research has become increasingly popular worldwide. Scientific background available to date validates its use in a wide range of medical and sports applications.
Myoton solution is essential in neurology and neuro-rehab, in physiotherapy, but also in all medical or sports use cases where soft tissues need to be objectively monitored. The measurable parameters allow objectively to assess the efficacy of medical interventions, sports exercise, recovery, symmetry or aging.
MyotonPRO is designed mainly for the measurement of superficial skeletal muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Latest scientific articles suggest it is highly reliable also for skin measurements.
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 devices probe applies constant pre-load to compress subcutaneous tissues lightly and delivers a brief mechanical impulse, eliciting damped oscillations. An accelerometer within the device records the oscillation, and the software computes parameters of tissue simultaneously. Built-in gravity compensation system enables measurements in any direction.
* For research use only.