The application of Myoton technology provides invaluable information on the condition of superficial skeletal muscles, tendons and other soft tissues in several fields of medicine and sports.
The relevance of the biomechanical properties for determining the functional state of muscles has only recently been more clearly understood. For research in the following applications, Myoton opens a whole new field for better understanding how Tone, Stiffness or Elasticity are related to muscle health and physical condition.
This new set of information allows objective assessment of the progression and efficacy of various factors, such as medical interventions, sports exercise, symmetry, injuries or aging. Potentially Myoton technology could help to detect musculoskeletal disorders, diseas or risk of injury at an early stage, so that preventive measures or appropriate medical treatment can be provided well in time. These and many other potential fields of application still remain to be studied.
Research to date on reliability and validity of Myoton technology is promising, and the technique is robust in various clinical conditions and environments.