CONFERENCE (INTERNATIONAL) Maintenance-Free Smart Hand Dynamometer

Sarii Yamamoto (Keio University), Fei Gu (Keio University), Kaori Ikematsu, Kunihiro Kato (Tokyo University of Technology), Yuta Sugiura (Keio University)

Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC2023)

July 26, 2023

Grip strength measurement is one of the most accessible methods to measure the overall muscle strength, and many studies have shown a link between low grip strength and future diseases. In recent years,devices for grip strength measurement have been developed. They are capable of smartphone connection and automated data recording but have high development costs and require daily maintenance. Therefore, this study proposes a grip strength measurement method using the capacitance sensor of a smartphone, without using any electronic parts on the measurement device side.