Hand Grip Dynamometer & Pinchmeter
Clinical Evaluation & Exercise
Assess Grip Strength
The Hand Grip Dynamometer easily and accurately measures a patient's grip strength from 0.1kg/lb measurement through to a maximum of 90kg (200lbs), covering those with chronic debilitating conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, as well as those with acute hand injuries.
The following tests, using the Hand Grip Dynamometer with E-LINK software, can be carried out quickly and accurately and include assessments that cannot be undertaken with a manual device:
Standard Peak Force Grip Test (1/4)
Three measurements can be quickly entered for each hand position as required. The software automatically calculates the average grip and the coefficient of variation percentage as an indication of the measurement consistency. A force distribution graph is displayed for the five positions.
Sustained Grip Test (2/4)
This test measures force over time for a 5, 10, 15 or 30 sec interval. Peak force, time to reach peak force, average to peak ratio percentage (sustainability) and fatigue rate are automatically calculated and immediately displayed. The current graph can be compared with a prior test to analyze progress.
Rapid Exchange Grip Test (3/4)
Undertaken for the detection of sub-maximal effort, this test is easily performed and documents the grip force applied for eight tests of each hand with a 1, 1.5 or 2 sec interval set timing. The results are displayed in both graph and table form for immediate analysis.
Progress Reports (4/4)
Progress Reports can be readily generated covering a maximum of 10 tests and the data is displayed in both graph and table format. Automatic calculations show the percentage of change from one session to another, the percentage of change from the first test and the percentage comparison to standard, normative Jamar data for both pediatric and adult values. Ideal as an Outcome Measure and for a Discharge Summary.
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.