Myotest patents the method of capturing biomechanical metrics with a single accelerometer
SAN FRANCISCO – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Myotest obtained a US patent (US 10,881,905 B2) protecting their method and device for detecting asymmetries in the movement of a user with an accelerometer. This invention allows Myotest to accurately calculate a wide range of biomechanical parameters from a single device, including key measurements such as run asymmetry, balance, explosive power, endurance, stability, etc. The device can then propose a training plan built from these parameters, designed to improve the technical and muscular capacities of the runner.
These biomechanical metrics can be used directly by a runner or a coach to optimize his training plan and reduce the risk of injury. They also find a variety of applications beyond running, other sports to general health care. For example, they can be used to identify what equipment is best suited to an athlete’s form, an idea Myotest has put into practice by matching running shoes to runners.
This new patent adds to Myotest’s solid intellectual property portfolio, which today includes 11 patent families. Among these are more than 55 patents, including some pioneers and fundamentals, for capturing and analyzing the movement of wearables. Myotest is a pioneer and provider of smart coaching on portable devices (smartwatches and others) based on the science of biomechanics, helping runners understand their running technique and providing advice to improve it if needed. The Myotest team brings together experts in the fields of biomechanics, cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and the development of algorithms for motion analysis. It also includes sports experts with extensive experience in the development and validation of software products for sports and health.
Last year, Myotest announced the introduction of Running Form in Samsung’s Galaxy Watch3, which launched in August 2020. Since then, Samsung has also rolled out Running Form features on its predecessor model, the Galaxy Watch Active2. This additional patent further protects Myotest’s methods and technologies, used to give runners access to the most advanced portable coaching technology available through devices such as these.
Myotest is a Swiss company, founded in 2004, a pioneer and leader in the monitoring and use of biomechanical data to train athletes based on their performance and goals, to provide sporting article recommendations based on their profile and to help companies assess and predict health. conditions among their employees. Myotest licenses its technology to clothing manufacturers and sports brands.