An inventory of tools used in the assessment of neuromuscular patients

Italian clinicians have compiled data from the literature published between 2000 and 2021 concerning the technological assessment tools used, routinely or during trials, in neuromuscular patients.

  • Four areas are concerned: gait assessment, continuous monitoring of physical activity, assessment of upper limb function and assessment of muscle strength.
  • Some of these tools are more particularly suited to home assessments, a highly sought-after quality in these times of a pandemic.
  • The Kinect system and the Myotools have already been methodologically validated and are beginning to be used in trials or natural history studies.


Technology outcome measures in neuromuscular disorders: A systematic review. Bortolani S, Brusa C, Rolle E, et al. Eur J Neurol. 2021 Dec 28.