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Barker, Dan
09-04-1997, 02:58 AM
Our group wishes to simultaneously measure pinch (pulp-to-pulp) force and
EMG signals from muscles acting on the MCP joint. Although there are many
pinch meters available which are calibrated with a dial gauge, we require a
pinch force measuring device which can produce a voltage for conversion to a
digital signal.

It is possible to adapt an existing pinch meter with strain gauges but this
is a very expensive exercise (original device plus labour - $1500AUS).

Any suggestions greatly appreciated. I will post a summary of all replies,

Thanks in advance

Dan Barker (sbarkds@rgh.sa.gov.au)
Research Engineer
Repatriation General Hospital
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
Daws Rd. Daw Park 5041 S.A.
Australia
Fax: 61 8 8374 0712
Tel: 61 8 8275 1107