Just finished attended a workshop on Tensiomyography (TMG). Basically TMG is a new method of measuring the muscle characteristics based on the muscle contraction from an electrical stimulus.
It has 2 components. A TMG sensor and an electrical stimulator (surface). The stimulator stimulates the muscle cause a muscle contraction. The TMG sensor then measures t displacement (Td) of the muscle belly. And from there it can derive other variables such as contraction velocity etc. It claims it can measure muscles stiffness.
So the first thing that I asked was how do you define and measure muscles stiffness. Because I do not see any way they could measure force, therefore not sure how they would calculate Young’s modulus.
I suspect it is simply a difference of terminology.
Nevertheless I think it has potential in terms of measuring relative stiffness, contraction velocity etc. Because I think the reaction to the stimulus and the relationship is reliable. Just that you might not be able to determine absolute values (other than contaction velocity maybe).
Other than, had a discussion on a potential study with an overseas researcher. Also helped out with completing research ethics for that study. Not able to speak much on it for now as it is till under wraps. But will update as necessary along the way.
The Eternal Student