Scientific validations

Myontec technology has been validated and scientifically proven. Here is a selected list of published validation and scientific articles with the details.


Article Writers When Where
Ph.D. Thesis
Reduced Muscle Inactivity, Sedentary Time and Cardio-Metabolic Benefits – Effectiveness of a One-Year Family-Based Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial Pesola Arto 16.12.2016 University of Jyväskylä
Functional Movement Screen – Aspects of Validity Kornelius Kraus 21.6.2016 The Universität der Bundeswehr München
Estimation of physiological loading during exercise and normal daily life Olli Tikkanen 1.10.2014 University of Jyväskylä
International Opponent-reviewed Scientific Articles
Textile Electrodes Embedded in Clothing: A Practical Alternative to Traditional Surface Electromyography when Assessing Muscle Excitation during Functional Movements

Steffi L. Colyer, Polly M. McGuigan 2018 J Sports Sci Med. 2018 Mar; 17(1): 101–109
Muscle inactivity is adversely associated with biomarkers in physically active adults (Link2) Pesola AJ, Laukkanen A, Tikkanen O, Sipilä S, Kainulainen H, Finni T. 2015 Med Sci Sports Exerc 47 (6), 1188-1196
Surface EMG of biceps brachii and tibialis anterior muscles in patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease during different settings of deep brain stimulation Rissanen SM, Ruonala V, Pekkonen E, Kankaanpää M, Airaksinen O, Karjalainen PA 2015 Clin Neurophysiol 2015: doi:10.1016 j.clinph.2015.01.021
Exercise for fitness does not decrease the muscular inactivity time during normal daily life (Link2,Link3) Finni T, Haakana P, Pesola AJ, Pullinen T 2014 Scand J Med Sci Sport 24(1):211-9
EMG, heart rate and accelerometer as estimators of energy expenditure in locomotion (Link2) Tikkanen O, Kärkkäinen S, Haakana P, Kallinen M, Pullinen T, Finni T. 2014 Med Sci Sports Exerc 46,9: 1831-1839
Muscle inactivity and activity patterns after sedentary-time targeted Randomized Controlled Trial (Link2) Pesola AJ, Laukkanen A, Haakana P, Havu M, Sääkslahti A, Sipilä S, Finni T. 2014 Sci. Sports Exerc. 46, 11, 2122–2131
Nonlinear EMG parameters for differential and early diagnostics of Parkinson’s disease Meigal AY, Rissanen SM, Tarvainen MP, Airaksinen O, Kankaanpää M, Karjalainen PA, Nonlinear 2013 Front Neur, 2013:4(135)
Muscle Activity and Inactivity Periods during Normal Daily Life (Link2) Tikkanen O, Haakana P, Pesola AJ, Häkkinen K, Rantalainen T, Havu M, Pullinen T, Finni T. 2013 PlosOne, 8:1:e52228
Novel sEMG parameters for early diagnostics of neurological diseases and aging Meigal AY, Rissanen SM, Tarvainen MP, Ruonala V, Airaksinen O, Kankaanpää M, Miroshnichenko GG., Kuzmina AP., Karjalainen PA 2012 Journal of Biomedical Technologies 2014:1:2–9
Ventilatory threshold during incremental running can be estimated using EMG shorts (Link2) Tikkanen Olli, Min Hu, Toivo Vilavuo, Pekka Tolvanen, Sulin Cheng and Taija Finni 2012 Physiological Measurement 33: 603-614.
Measurement of EMG activity with textile electrodes embedded into clothing (Link2) Taija Finni, Min Hu, Pasi Kettunen, Toivo Vilavuo, Sulin Cheng 2007 Physiological Measurement 28: 1405-1419.
Abstracts Presented at Scientific Congresses
Ergonomia ja työn fyysinen kuormittavuus V.Louhevaara 2017
Técnica de pedaleo de ciclistas amateurs a través de la electromiografía . II Congreso Internacional de Optimización del Entrenamiento y Readaptación deportiva. Describing pedaling technique of amateurs cyclist using electromiograpy (EMG). Sola, J. & Rodríguez, J. 2015 University of Sevilla
Muscle inactivity time is associated with cardio-metabolic biomarkers independent of physical activity 15. Pesola, A.J., Laukkanen, A., Tikkanen, O., Sääkslahti, A., Sipilä, S., Kainulainen, H., Finni, T. 24-28.6.2014 The International 22nd Puijo Symposium, Kuopio, Finland
Muscle Activity During Daily Life in the Older People Olli Tikkanen, Sarianna Sipilä, Anna-Stina Kuula, Arto Pesola, Piia Haakana, Taija Finni Juutinen 25.6.2014 The International 22nd Puijo Symposium
Muscle inactivity time is associated with cardio-metabolic biomarkers in physically active healthy people Pesola, A.J., Laukkanen, A., Tikkanen, O., Sääkslahti, A., Sipilä, S., Kainulainen, H., Finni, T. 8-11.4.2014 5th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Älyhousut, sykemittari ja kiihtyvyysmittari energiankulutuksen ennustajina Taija Finni Juutinen, Olli Tikkanen, Salme Kärkkäinen 21.3.2014 Kuntotestauspäivät, Jyväskylä
Do elite rugby players with repeatedly injured hamstrings demonstrate altered gluteal-hamstring recruitment patterns when sprinting? Brett AN, McGuigan MP 26-29.6.2013 18th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Barcelona
Yksilöllinen neuvonta vähentää lihasten inaktiivisuutta toimistotyöntekijöillä Pesola A, Laukkanen A, Haakana P, Havu M, Sipilä S, Sääkslahti A, Finni T 12-13.6.2013 Abstrakti, Liikuntatieteen päivät, Jyväskylä
Yksilöllisellä neuvonnalla saadaan vähennettyä istumatyöntekijöiden lihasten inaktiivisuutta Arto Pesola, Arto Laukkanen, Piia Haakana, Marko Havu, Sarianna Sipilä, Arja Sääkslahti, Taija Finni 6-7.11.2012 Liikuntalääketieteen päivät, Helsinki, Finland
Tailored counseling is effective in decreasing muscle inactivity in sedentary workers. Physical activity and health in work life. Pesola, A.J., Laukkanen, A., Haakana P., Sipilä, S., Sääkslahti, A., Finni, T. 21-25.5.2012 International PhD course, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
Muscle activity and inactivity during normal daily life of ordinary people Arto Pesola, Olli Tikkanen, Piia Haakana, Teemu Pullinen, Sarianna Sipilä, Taija Finni 29.6-2.7.2011 Puijo Symposium, Kuopio
Sedentary activity time quantified by using muscle activity and heart rate during normal daily living of ordinary people Finni T, Haakana P, Romppainen T, Pullinen T. 29.6-2.7.2011 Puijo Symposium, Kuopio
Exercise does not alter the time in sedentary activities during normal daily life in ordinary people Finni T, Haakana P, Romppainen T, Pullinen T. 4-7.5.2011 2nd International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance, Jyväskylä Finland
Energiankulutuksen arviointimenetelmien vertailu: Reisilihasten EMG aktiivisuus, syke ja kiihtyvyys kävelyssä ja juoksussa Tikkanen O, Haakana P, Perez G, Pullinen T, Finni T. 21.11.2010 Liikuntalääketieteen päivät Helsinki
Pääliikuttajalihaksemme ovat inaktiivisia yli 70% ajasta normaalissa päivittäisessä elämässämme Haakana P, Tikkanen O, Pullinen T, Rantalainen T, Finni T. 21.11.2010 Liikuntalääketieteen päivät Helsinki
Physical activity and inactivity druing normal daily life quantified using electromyography Finni T, Haakana P, Tikkanen O, Petrin M, Pullinen T. 15.6.2010 13th World Sport for All Congress, Jyväskylä, Finland
Locomotor muscle activity and inactivity during normal daily life in ordinary people Finni T, Haakana P, Tikkanen O, Sipilä S, Pullinen T. 29.10.2010 Nordic Conference: Interdisciplinary perspectives on health, participation and effects of sport and exercise, Odense, Denmark
Analysis of the aerobic-anaerobic transition during incremental treadmill running with the use of electromyography Tikkanen O, M Hu, T Vilavuo, P Kettunen, P Tolvanen, T Rantalainen, S Cheng, T Finni 2008 ECSS 9-12.7.2008 Estoril, Portugal
Validity, reliability and feasibility of measuring muscle activity with textile electrodes embedded into clothing T Finni, M Hu, P Kettunen, T Vilavuo, S Cheng 2007 Taiwan
Invited Scientific Presentations
Muscle monitoring for optimal rehabilitation & sports performance Petri Lehikoinen 12-13.11.2014 MEDICA Medicine + Sports Conference, Germany
Inactivity epidemiology-What if you didn’t stand up from the chair? Taija Finni 21.11.2014 International Symposium on Exercise Physiology: Focus on High-Intensity Training and Nutrition
Muscle activity during daily life – how much exercise adds? Taija Finni 7.11.2014 The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences
Training the right way: New methods and approaches. Wearable muscle monitoring in sports applications Pekka Tolvanen 21.11.2013 MEDICA Medicine + Sports Conference, Dusseldorf
Textile electrodes for EMG monitoring in daily-life activities Taija Finni 18.7.2012 International Society of Electromyography and Kinesiology, Pre-congress workshop on Novel Methods in EMG. Brisbane
Textile electrodes for EMG monitoring in daily-life activities Taija Finni 6-7.11.2012 Annual meeting of Finnish society for Sports Medicine, Helsinki, Finland
Load and risk profile for analyzing and developing physical work Louhevaara Veikko, Kähkönen Jukka, Hokkanen Timo 17-19.10.2007 The Eighth Pan-Pacific Conference on Occupational Ergonomics (PPCOE 2007), Finland Bangkok, Thailand
Reliability of Measuring Lower-Limb Muscle EMG Activity Ratio in Activities of Daily Living With Electrodes Embedded in the Clothing. Bengs, Jeglinsky, Surakka, Hellsten, Ring, Kettunen 2017 Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Finland, Orton Orthopaedic Hospital and Orton Research Institute, Finland