SKULPT device evaluates muscle condition

By Stephen Frothingham

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The SKULPT is a device that measures an athlete’s 24 individual muscle groups and provides readings of their quality and performance potential with actionable data.

The technology was originally developed to track the progression of patients dealing with muscle disorders including ALS. It has been adapted and commercialized to address the needs of athletes seeking to optimize performance and minimize injury.

The device uses Composition Myography – the description of muscles – to send a high frequency, low voltage current into the 24 muscle groups, evaluating the quality and density of muscle tissue compared to intramuscular fat and subcutaneous fat. Twelve active sensors translate the data into data that allows athletes understand their physical strengths and weaknesses

The product is currently being sold by electronics and sporting goods stores. It retails for $99.

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