The TSE Grip Strength Meter is a system for determining the gripping strength of small laboratory animals (rat, mouse). Within the context of neuromuscular investigations this test can be used to quantify the effects of hormones, toxins, muscle relaxants and other manipulations on the muscular strength of the animal.
The animal pulls a special height-adjustable grip which is mounted on a high-precision force sensor. If the animal releases the grip the maximum force exerted is shown on the digital display of a connected control unit. In addition, the analog waveform can be shown on a chart recorder.
For maximum convenience the setup can be connected to a PC. If the animal releases the grip the maximum value is shown on the computer monitor and is simultaneously stored in a format that can be easily imported into Excel for further statistical calculations.
- Test of muscular strength in small laboratory animals
- Available as a stand-alone or PC-based sensor system
- Sensor capacity for mice: up to 600 ponds; rats: up to 2000 ponds
- Height-adjustable sensor module for measuring forelimb and hindlimb strength
- Different grip specifications (mesh, trapezoid) or custom grips