MyoMeter, Hand Dynamometer and Pinchmeter

The MyoMeter, Dynamometer and Pinchmeter that are load cell based devices, connect to Biometrics Ltd interfaces – DataLOG, DataLINK, or K800 Amplifier - using the H2000 cable. The output from the devices can readily be combined with EMG, joint goniometry movement data, or other sensor inputs into one simple system.

Each device can also be connected to various 3rd party interfaces and multiple devices may be used simultaneously - for example two dynamometers for simultaneous bilateral dynamic grip strength testing.

MyoMeter

The MyoMeter allows the user to quantify the force applied during Manual Muscle Testing. Manual Muscle Testing is a procedure for the evaluation of the function and strength of individual muscles and muscle groups based on effective performance of a movement in relation to the forces of gravity and manual resistance.

The M550 MyoMeter is held by the examiner with the curved anvil placed against the body part to be tested. The limb is stabilized and held in the desired starting position. The patient is instructed to hold the limb in position and resist the force applied by the examiner. The examiner applies force gradually until the limb is depressed. The force required to move the limb is referred to as the 'breaking force'.

The M550 MyoMeter is supplied with two general purpose anvils (1 x small, 1 x large).

Specifications

The Biometrics Ltd MyoMeter can also be connected to various 3rd party interfaces. Please contact us for full technical information.

Dimensions 115 x 65 x 32 mm
Mass 250g
Accuracy Better than 1% Rated Load
Rated Load 0 to 50Kg (calibrated and designed to work in compression only)
Anvils 1 small, 1 large
Cable Direct connection to DataLOG, DataLINK and K800 using cable type no. H2000

By connecting the M550 MyoMeter to the DataLOG or the DataLINK and using the management and analysis software, force may be displayed and analyzed in units of Newtons, Kg or lb. The M550 may also be connected to the general purpose amplifier K800 for direct connection to 3rd party instruments such as A/D cards.


Dynamometer

The Biometrics Dynamometer utilises precision load cell technology to increase the sensitivity and accuracy of measurement of even very low grip strength forces.

By using the industry standard Jamar design, exterior researchers can compare with standardized normative data.

The Biometrics Ltd Dynamometer can also be connected to various 3rd party interfaces. Please contact us for full technical information.

Specifications

Dimensions Standard Jamar configuration, calibrated and designed to work in compression only
Mass 630g
Accuracy Better than 1% Rated Load
Rated Load 0 to 90Kg, or 0 to 200lb
Cable Direct connection to DataLOG, DataLINK and K800 using cable type no. H2000

Pinchmeter

The unique electronic pinchmeter has a low profile design that enables the researcher to accurately quantify pinch strength at closer to end range than any other device.

Specifications

The Biometrics Ltd Pinchmeter can also be connected to various 3rd party interfaces. Please contact us for full technical information.

Dimensions Diameter 45 x 6mm
Mass 65g
Accuracy Better than 0.6% Rated Load
Rated Load 0 to 22.5Kg, or 0 to 50lb
Cable Direct connection to DataLOG, DataLINK and K800 using cable type no. H2000