Towards a high resolution grip measurement device for orthopaedics

Marc Edwards, PETER VANGORP, Nigel John

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Abstract

We are developing a novel device for measuring hand power grip using frustrated total internal reflection of light in acrylic. Our method uses a force sensitive resistor to calibrate the force of a power grip as a function of the area and light intensity. This research is work in progress but results so far augur well for its applicability in medical and other application areas. The grip measurement device allows the patient and doctor to see the change in grip over time and projects this information directly onto the back of the patient's hand.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2015
EventIEEE Virtual Reality 2015 - Arles, France
Duration: 23 Mar 201527 Mar 2015

Conference

ConferenceIEEE Virtual Reality 2015
Abbreviated titleIEEE VR 2015
CountryFrance
CityArles
Period23/03/1527/03/15

Keywords

  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • high resolution
  • total internal reflection
  • grip force
  • grip area

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    Edwards, M., VANGORP, PETER., & John, N. (2015). Towards a high resolution grip measurement device for orthopaedics. Abstract from IEEE Virtual Reality 2015, Arles, France. https://doi.org/10.1109/VR.2015.7223427