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The Grip™ system measures and evaluates static and dynamic pressures from grasping objects. Grip measures interface pressure for human hand and finger gripping applications to assess comfort, design, and ergonomics. The system is used to improve design for a more ergonomically sound product, study carpal tunnel and repetitive motion syndrome, or analyze the human hold on various tools and sports equipment. It is an ideal tool for collecting vital information and insight to enhance product design, manufacturing, quality, and research.
The Grip system is available tethered or untethered for increased mobility and range of measurement. Your specific application will determine the best-suited connection type.
Every VersaTek™ based system uses specially designed scanning electronics called Cuffs. The Cuffs connect to the sensor to gather data, which is then processed and sent to your computer, via USB connection. VersaTek electronics run at the fastest speeds and are compatible with other VersaTek sensors, giving you the ability to add in-shoe, prosthetic, grip, and seating & positioning capabilities to your Tekscan System.
Wires connect the sensor and scanning electronics on the subject to the computer via USB port. Dynamic events are captured with scan rates of up to 750 Hz.
To learn more about the data acquisition electronics and sensor performance specifications, please visit the Technology page.
Components depend on system configuration. Additional items may be included with your system purchase.
The Grip™ System uses a thin, high-resolution sensor that can be used directly on a hand or built into a glove. Each sensor has eighteen sensing regions that can be individually positioned over important anatomic sections of the fingers and palm. Gaps between the sensing areas allow the joints to be avoided, move freely, and not interfere with grip measurement. Each sensing region has multiple sensing elements (Sensels™) for localized identification of pressure points on the hand.
The software is available in several languages including Spanish, French, and German. View software languages available.
To quantify key grip and movement data that enhances the driver experience.
The Grip pressure mapping system was used to identify and measure dynamic pressures and forces on the hands and fingers while gripping, lifting, and turning the steering wheel.
To design a new floor polishing machine handle to reduce operator fatigue and discomfort.
The Grip pressure mapping system was used to quantify forces and pressures felt across a subject's hand while operating the equipment.
To improve the design of a hand-held injector with better ergonomic grip force.
The Grip pressure mapping system was used to optimize syringe design and address usability needs.
There have been a number of research projects conducted where Tekscan's pressure measurement technology has played a crucial role. To view the list of these research studies: