MyotonPRO is a digital palpation device for measuring muscle health and physical condition. The device was developed as a research device to investigate the possibilities of measuring muscle parameters non-invasively.
The device has a mechanical actuator, that sends a tap pulse to the muscle and records the acceleration response. Later, digital filtering and processing is used to process the data and calculate numberic parameters.
|F||Natural Oscillation Frequency [Hz], characterizing Tone or Tension|
|S||Dynamic Stiffness [N/m]|
|D||Logarithmic Decrement of natural oscillation, characterizing Elasticity|
|R||Mechanical Stress Relaxation Time [ms]|
|C||Ratio of deformation and Relaxation time, characterising Creep (Deborah number)|