Dear Claus
We have just bought a dynamometer which also includes a combined hand grip
and pinch device from this source:
We have not started using it yet, so I cannot give you any further advice,
but it might do what you are looking for. There is a price to pay though!
Best regards

At 00:02 14.03.2001 +0100, you wrote:
>Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 10:45:03 +0100
>From: Claus Willemer
>Subject: Sensors for grip and wrist extensors strength
>I work in a research project with acute stroke patients. We want to see
>the motor recovery in the first days. We use clinical scores and want to
>add tests for the grip and wrist extensors strength.
>Grip: pinch grip between thumb and fingers (each finger for itself),
>distance about 2,5 cm.
>Wrist extension: with fixed forarm, force senor(s) behind the back of
>the hand.
>-What sensors would you recommand and where can I get these? (strain
>gages, piezoelectric sensors, elastic sensors mats)
>-Can I get single sensors like Novel uses for the elastic sensor mats
>and amplifiers for them?
>-Does yet exist any comlete equipment for our use (please not to
>-What is the "normal" force for the pinch grip and the wrist extension
>(importent for the choice of sensors)?
>-Are there any groups that might have experiences in this field?
>Thank you very much,
>sincerely Yours,
>Claus Willemer, PT
>Klinikum Mannheim
>Universitaet Heidelberg

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