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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2006|
- Hand dynamometer
- Hand grip strength
- Rheumatoid arthritis