Hand Grip Dynamometer & Pinchmeter
Clinical Evaluation & Exercise
Assess Pinch Strength
The Pinchmeter easily and accurately measures a patient's pinch strength from 0.1kg/lb measurement through to a maximum of 22kg (50lbs).
It has a unique, low profile design that permits measurement to be undertaken at a point closer to the end range than any other Pinchmeter device, either manual or electronic.
The software quickly and easily records the following:
As opposed to traditional zero to peak force exercises, the range of force may be graded, setting the minimum and maximum, to meet the patient's functional goals. Force ranges for exercise are set in 0.1 increments with a maximum load of 90 Kg (200 lbs) for grip and 22 Kg (50 lbs) for pinch.
The movement of the objects in the E-LINK Activities is controlled by the application and relaxation of isometric grip or pinch within the set parameters. The various activities provide purposeful activity, isometric strengthening, motor learning and control.
Exercise Grip & Pinch Strength
The range of force settings and activities allow multiple exercise options such as:
Upper Extremity Systems
E-LINK systems package together popular accessories tailored to meet a wide range of clinical applications.
Hand Kit Citations
Here are a few of our favourite studies using the E-LINK Hand Kit
Development of Grip Strength During The First Time Year After Stroke
Stock R, Thrane G, Askim T, Anke A, Mork PJ.
Relationship Between Grip and Pinch Strength and Activities of Daily Living in Stroke Patients
Bae JH, Kang SH, Seo KM, Kim DK, Shin HI, Shin HE.
Reliability and Validity of an Electronic Dynamometer for Measuring Grip Strength
Allen, Deborah & Barnett, Fiona. (2011).