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    I am interested in measuring force exerted on the grip of an exercise
    machine with the resistance provided in both directions by a hydraulic
    cylinder. I believe one way is to determine the force property of the
    cylinder and use the geometry of the machine to determine the force
    generated at the human and equipment interface (i.e., grip). However, I
    don't know how accurate this would be. So, I would like to try to
    directly measure force from the grip using a grip pressure sensor, but
    it will measure how hard the person is gripping but not how much force
    is produced in one direction or the other. Someone suggested placing
    sensors on both sides, so when pushing in one direction, the force
    measured from the opposite side sensor can be subtracted from the force
    measured from the sensor on the side where pushing force was produced.

    I was wondering if anyone had a better idea. If this might be the only
    way, can anyone recommend grip force manufacturing companies? I was
    able to find only Tekscan, but I am sure there are other companies. I
    found many companies that manufacture foot pressure sensors which I
    think can be modified and used to measure grip force. Any suggestions?

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