A new versatile hand dynamometer

Darius Chapman, Nicola Massy-Westropp, Trevor C. Hearn, Karen J. Reynolds

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This paper describes the design and testing of a new hand strain-gauge based dynamometer. The design is portable and capable of measuring grip strengths from 12.5 to 800N. The dynamometer is independent of point of application of the grip force. Finite element modelling and experimental testing were used to verify the mechanical system's suitability. The dynamometer was designed for input to a PDA to allow full portability of the device.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-56
Number of pages4
JournalAustralasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006


  • Hand dynamometer
  • Hand grip strength
  • Rheumatoid arthritis


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