Lafayette Professional Hand Grip Dynamometer
Lafayette's next generation hand dynamometer features accuracy within 1% and is designed for both routine screening and for evaluation of hand trauma and diseased hands as well as monitoring progression of a therapeutic intervention.
Unique features of the Lafayette Professional Hand Grip Dynamometer
- Adjustable handle can be placed in five grip positions, from 1.375 in to 3.375 in, in half-inch increments
- Sealed hydraulic system features a dual-scale readout that displays isometric grip force from 0 to 200 pounds (90 kg) with accuracy within 1%.
- Designed with leak-proof aluminum collars to protect the bellows from damage
- Industrial grade gauge that assures repeatable accuracy
- Easy-to-read gauge layout that provides pound (lb) and kilogram (kg) specific increments
- Improved peak needle / real time needle prevents needle displacement
- Zero-adjustment screw for accommodating differences in temperature and barometric pressure
- Quick-locking handle adjustment
Note: Includes instructions, norms, patient record charts, and carrying case.
Common Asked Questions
How do I adjust the needle on my hand dynamometer or pinch gauge to zero?
The gauge needle may be above or below the zero reading upon receipt of the instrument. The gauge on this instrument is sensitive to pressure changes due to changes in altitude and will most likely require an adjustment to re-zero the instrument.
Follow these steps to return the gauge needle to zero
- Unscrew (counterclockwise) and remove the lens from the gauge (the red peak-hold needle is attached to the lens)
- Remove the handle (to prevent applying pressure during this process)
- Place the instrument on a sturdy surface
- Using a small, slotted screwdriver, rotate the slotted screw counterclockwise in the gauge dial face until the needle is below zero (if it is already zero, turn the cam until it is slightly farther below zero)
- Turn the screw in the reverse direction until the gauge needle is almost touching the zero line
- Reattach the gauge lens and the handle
- Pick up and squeeze to apply pressure to the instrument a few times
- Place the instrument back on a sturdy surface and return the red peak-hold needle to zero by turning the center knob
- Check to see that the red peak-hold needle is at zero
- If the red peak-hold needle is not on zero, repeat steps 1-10 until the red peak-hold needle is at zero
How do I clean/disinfect my hand or pinch dynamometer?
Cleaning with mild antibacterial soap and water is recommended. Do not soak or saturate the device with water. The handle and posts can also be cleaned with an isopropyl alcohol wipe. Do not use alcohol on the plastic gauge faceplate or cover.