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A novel force transducer for the measurement of grip force adjustments during precision grip tasks

Chadwick, E. and Nicol, A.C. (2001) A novel force transducer for the measurement of grip force adjustments during precision grip tasks. Journal of Biomechanics, 34 (1). pp. 421-427. ISSN 0021-9290

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Abstract

A new strain gauge transducer has been developed to measure functional grip forces. The gripping area is a cylinder of diameter 30 mm and length 150 mm and simulates the handle of a number of devices, allowing a range of activities to be studied. The device measures radial forces divided into six components and forces of up to 250 N per segment can be measured with an accuracy of ±1%. The device therefore gives information about the magnitude and distribution of force around the cylinder during gripping, and has been shown to be a valuable research tool in a study of four different types of grip, providing valuable input data for biomechanical models.

Item type: Article
ID code: 3697
Keywords: transducer, hand, force, biomechanics, bioengineering, Physiology, Biology
Subjects: Science > Physiology
Science > Natural history > Biology
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Bioengineering
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2007
    Last modified: 12 Mar 2012 10:39
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/3697

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