iTech Medical of Huntington Beach, California has developed a system that detects the activation of multiple muscles and constructs a representation of their overall motion pattern. The company has just received the European CE Mark for its Muscle Pattern Recognition (MPR) system. The electromyography device is used to help physicians diagnose back and neck pain.
MPR analyzes patterns of muscle recruitment – the engagement of muscles in order to perform specific body movements – and provides detailed, objective physiological information on muscle function that the Company believes can assist in the diagnosis and treatment of back and neck injuries and illness. The results of an MPR test are presented in a comprehensive report that provides detailed information on muscle function incorporating site, nature and severity of dysfunction.
Here’s the medical director of iTech Medical explaining the technology:
Press release: CE Mark Approval of Muscle Pattern Recognition (MPR) System Announced by iTech Medical… (.pdf)
Link: iTech Medical…