Grip Strength Meter

Grip Strength Meter

The grip strength meter allows the study of neuromuscular functions in rodents by determining the maximum force displayed by an animal.

  • Easy to use and large back-lighted screen
  • Stand-alone system, no need of computer
  • Fit to Rats and Mice while needing only changing grip accessories
  • Multi-units display : Kgs, grams, LBs Newton...

Item# Description
76-1065 Grip test package GS3 (25N), with one Bar for Rat
76-1066 Grip test package GS3 (25N), with one Bar for Mouse
76-1067 Grip test package GS3 (25N), with one Grid for Rat
76-1068 Grip test package GS3 (25N), with one Grid for Mouse
76-0479 Accessory Grasping Bar, Rat - Front or Hind Paws
76-0480 Accessory Grasping Bar, Mouse - Front or Hind Paws
76-0481 Accessory Grasping Grid, Rat - Front Paws
76-0482 Accessory Grasping Grid, Mouse - Front Paws or Four Paws
76-0406 (SEDACOMV2.0) SEDACOM Software V2.0
76-1014 BSELECENTORRS232 - RS232/USB Cable for Data transfer
76-0741 BIO-CIS Software
For local pricing, contact your nearest distributor.
The grip strength meter allows the study of neuromuscular functions in rodents by determining the maximum force displayed by an animal. This test is included in the Functional Observational Battery (FOB) to screen for neurobehavioral toxicity. In this context, changes in grip strength are interpreted as evidence of motor neurotoxicity.

Basically, the grip strength meter is positioned horizontally and the subjects are held by the tail and lowered towards the apparatus. The animals are allowed to grasp the metal grid or triangular pull bar and are then pulled backwards in the horizontal plane. The force applied to the grid or to the bar just before it loses grip is recorded as the peak tension. Depending on the grid type used, grip strength can be measured from the front or hind paws. This force can be measured in grams, Newtons or Ibs.

Data can be visualized on the control unit display or exported to a PC or pinter or chart recorder.

When used with the SEDACOM 2.0 software, the 76-0485/RS232 cable and 76-0608/RS232-USB adapter. When used with the 76-0741 BIO-CIS software, the cablesand adpater are included.
Specifications76-106576-106676-106776-1068
Sensor Capacity0-2 kg (25 N)0-2 kg (25 N)0-2 kg (25 N)0-2 kg (25 N)
Accuracy0.1% of full scale0.1% of full scale0.1% of full scale0.1% of full scale
Resolution0.1 g0.1 g0.1 g0.1 g
Sampling Resolution1000 Hz1000 Hz1000 Hz1000 Hz
Data OutputRS232/USB for computer, analog output for graphic recordersRS232/USB for computer, analog output for graphic recordersRS232/USB for computer, analog output for graphic recordersRS232/USB for computer, analog output for graphic recorders
Internal memory100 individual values100 individual values100 individual values100 individual values
Overall dimensions400 (w) x180 (d) x200 (h) mm for the Single grip model400 (w) x180 (d) x200 (h) mm for the Single grip model400 (w) x180 (d) x200 (h) mm for the Single grip model400 (w) x180 (d) x200 (h) mm for the Single grip model
Power SupplyPower adaptor (100-240 V) or batteryPower adaptor (100-240 V) or batteryPower adaptor (100-240 V) or batteryPower adaptor (100-240 V) or battery
Grid and BarsStainless steel, allowing sterilization, with a specific design to protect the animal paws from injuries, different grids and bars are available depending on the specie and the limbs to be tested.Stainless steel, allowing sterilization, with a specific design to protect the animal paws from injuries, different grids and bars are available depending on the specie and the limbs to be tested.Stainless steel, allowing sterilization, with a specific design to protect the animal paws from injuries, different grids and bars are available depending on the specie and the limbs to be tested.Stainless steel, allowing sterilization, with a specific design to protect the animal paws from injuries, different grids and bars are available depending on the specie and the limbs to be tested.
Example dimensions of the Mouse Grid100 x 80 mm, angled 20° (other on request)100 x 80 mm, angled 20° (other on request)100 x 80 mm, angled 20° (other on request)100 x 80 mm, angled 20° (other on request)
Special modelsTo measure independently right and left forelimbs, To grip test small monkeys…(under request) To measure independently right and left forelimbs, To grip test small monkeys…(under request) To measure independently right and left forelimbs, To grip test small monkeys…(under request) To measure independently right and left forelimbs, To grip test small monkeys…(under request)

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