OVERVIEW: The CURO Human app is designed for Clinicians and Physical Trainers and works together with a MyoDynamik CURO system to record muscle contractions during periods of physical activity.
BACKGROUND: Acoustic Myography (AMG) (also known as phonomyography, sound myography, vibromyography, and surface mechanomyogram) is a technique that measures the low frequency sounds (1 Hz to 200 Hz) created during muscular activity sounds that can often be heard with ones ear pressed up against a contracting muscle.
CLINICIANS: can use this tool to help them locate and assess a muscle related injury. Our CURO system and purpose built sensors are capable of accurately recording the contractions made by active muscles no need to shave or prepare your subject.
PHYSICAL TRAINERS: can use the CURO to better assess a subjects strength, endurance, efficiency and coordination as well as better identify muscle injuries and follow their recovery.
- Simply select the muscle/muscles of interest using our app
- Rub in our acoustic gel to ensure good acoustic contact with the skin
- Place our sensor on the gel
- Tape the sensor in place with the bandage provided
- Connect the sensor to the CURO
- Activate the CURO and establish a WiFi link with our app
- Start recording in real-time
The applications for which the CURO has been tested include:
- Muscle imbalance assessment examining gait issues
- Muscle disease or wasting assessment
- Muscle performance assessment following a re-training program
- Muscle fatigue assessment
The CURO system not only presents muscle sounds in real-time it also provides a real-time balance score to enable you to detect muscle imbalances with the aid of our unique ESTiTM Score.
AMG-measurements are sent to an iPad so you can immediately see how your muscles function.
ESTi TM INTERPRETATION: The CURO system is unique in that it measures the number of active fibers (spatial summation; S) and the frequency with which they contract (temporal summation; T) as well as the way in which the Central Nervous System (CNS) recruits and uses the active fibers in a muscle (synchrony/efficiency; E). It is only by combining the timing aspect of muscle fiber contraction that one can start to assess the synchrony with which the CNS recruits active fibers in a muscle and in so doing, more accurately determine the significance of both the signal amplitude and frequency.
E - Efficiency: the E-parameter refers to the period of muscle fiber activity during a recorded period of exercise muscle efficiency. A high score obtained during moderate to high levels of exercise is a sign of a very well trained and highly coordinated / efficient muscle movement.
S Spatial summation: the S-parameter refers to the number of muscle fibers recruited during a movement, as part of exercise or a muscle contraction. A low score obtained during moderate to high levels of exercise is a sign of a very well trained and highly coordinated muscle movement.
T Temporal summation: the T-parameter refers to the speed with which muscle fibers are activated repeatedly during a movement, as part of exercise or a muscle contraction. A low score obtained during moderate to high levels of exercise is a sign of a very well trained and highly coordinated muscle movement.
In addition to these individual scores, the CURO system calculates the ESTi Balance for muscle groups allowing the user to quickly assess muscle imbalances in the body that could give rise to lameness or early fatigue and muscle soreness.
ESTi Balance: 10% from ZERO = MILD IMBALANCE
20% from ZERO = MODERATE IMBALANCE
> 20% from ZERO = SERIOUS IMBALANCE