GripAble: An accurate, sensitive and robust digital device for measuring grip strength.
Inter-instrument reliability between GripAble and Jamar.
Self-directed exergaming enabled this stroke inpatient cohort to increase repetitions 8-fold, compared to standard
Grip strength has long since been used as a measure by therapists to understand function
You need to be connected to wifi in order to get started with GripAble. Once set up, training can be carried out without wifi, which can be useful where the internet connection is unreliable.
You can use any alcohol-based wipe to clean the device. Alternatively, use soap on a damp piece of dressing gauze / J-cloth or equivalent. The device is splashproof but not waterproof so you should not immerse it in water.
GripAble Pro is designed for therapists working with multiple people on their hand and upper limb training and assessment. It provides multiple logins, goal setting and more detailed assessments.
GripAble Home is for individual home users and has a single user login. GripAble Home has all the activities and daily activity reports you will find on GripAble Pro and also allows you to share these activity reports with your therapist.
Some customers have chosen to use GripAble with children. This video contains some examples.
Please note that you must be aged 18 years or older to set up a GripAble account. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under 18, then you may create an account and allow your child to use GripAble under your direct supervision. Our terms and conditions explain more here.
At present, GripAble is supplied with a high-performance tablet with the software and app pre-loaded.
GripAble Pro offers multiple therapist logins and unlimited patient profiles. GripAble Home is a single user login.
We are able to offer GripAble on a ‘try before you buy’ basis to enable you to get a feel for the device and understand how it can support you. Please contact [email protected] or fill in the form on our contact page to enquire about a trial.
The device can be used by the majority of individuals with impaired upper limb movement but we always recommend assessment by a therapist at the outset. If you don’t have a therapist, our clinical team can put you in touch with a therapist who can assess you and identify if you can use GripAble.
- Grip strength
- Release of grip
- Wrist extension and flexion
- Wrist radial and ulnar deviation
- Pronation and supination
GripAble is sensitive to 0.1kg which enables flickers of movement to be detected. Users have reported that GripAble has shown they have movement where they thought they had none. The minimum and maximum strengths recordable are 0.3kg to 90kg.