A PocketLab Voyager Hand Dynamometer
Hand and finger strength is vital in many aspects of life--from sports such as rock climbing to jobs including airline baggage workers. PocketLab Voyager's tactile sensor can be used to construct a very simple hand dynamometer to measure strength of a person's hands and fingers. Figure 1 shows a simple dynamometer constructed by the author. It consists of a 2" x 2" x 4" block of wood to which the PocketLab tactile sensor has been attached using removable double stick poster tape.