Updated ergoFET Force Gauge for Improved Force Evaluation

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Hoggan Scientific is currently showcasing its new ergoFET force evaluation device, which has been updated with additional measurement information to improve data collection for ergonomic and engineering assessments. The company, available at http://www.HogganHealth.net, offers a variety of industrial and medical diagnostic tools that are used by government institutions, corporations, and medical centers worldwide.

“At Hoggan Scientific, it is our belief that integrity is everything and we work hard to create innovative products that improve the lives of our clients. The updated ergoFET gauge allows ergonomists, engineers, and other industry professionals the ability to quickly and easily obtain data on important pull push tests. In addition to standard output measurements, we have added new information including the average force of the test and the sustained force. We believe this will help improve industry ergonomic force evaluation assessments as well as strength assessments for medical professionals,” said Cynthia McKenna, Director of Sales at Hoggan Scientific.

The wireless ergoFET force gauge features a compact, ergonomic design, 300-pound force capacity, and easy-to-read LCD windows with brightness control, which displays peak force and duration in seconds. The device also boasts the ability to measure force from multiple directions at once and can hold up to 30 tests, and the unit of measure can be selected to read in pounds, Newtons, and kilogram-force. In addition to the handheld design making testing easier, it also allows to more closely simulate actual job tasks. This, along with its low and high threshold settings for extended sensitivity and accuracy within 1% of full scale, make it ideal for small to medium force load tension and compression tests.

The updated version of the ergoFET device also includes new information that was not previously available including average force of test; average force after peak force is reach; and area under the curve. These new additions improve the functionality of the product, allowing users to objectively measure and quantify human and product performance. These new abilities make the gauge well suited for the ergonomists and engineers in industrial manufacturing industries as well as for use in the medical community by physical therapists, athletic trainers, and sports medicine professionals.

Hoggan Scientific offers this product in a convenient kit that includes the ergoFET push pull gauge, a flat and a curved transducer pad, a 16″ strap with D rings, two hook attachments for pull tests, a one hand handle, 4″ extension rod, user manual, calibration certificate, and a carrying case. The device also comes with a standard one year warranty, which includes parts and labor, free calibration and shipping, and technical support. Customers can also choose to add Hoggan Scientific’s optional data collection software, which is compatible with Windows operating systems XP or newer. The software simultaneously captures raw data while displaying a real-time graph, via wireless RF from the ergoFET gauge. The data is saved in comma-separated format, which allows it to be opened in most spreadsheet applications.

To find out more about the ergoFET or Hoggan Scientific, visit http://www.HogganHealth.net or call 800-678-7888 to speak to a company representative.

Contact Info
Cynthia McKenna
Hoggan Scientific
3653 West 1987 South, Bldg. #7
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Ph: 800-678-7888

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The All New microFET Digital Handgrip Dynamometer

Summary: Hoggan Scientific introduces its new microFET Handgrip Dynamometer, which now utilizes Bluetooth technology for use with software to improve accuracy and accessibility.

Hoggan Scientific, a company that manufactures microFET medical dynamometers, ergoFETphysical therapy, ergonomic force gauges, and ergoPAK data acquisition systems with sensors for ergonomics, engineering, and research applications, introduces its all new microFET Digital Handgrip Dynamometer, available at http://www.HogganHealth.net. The new micoFET Handgrip was designed to offer an alternative handgrip to the already popular microFET4 dual function handgrip and pinch, for healthcare professionals who prefer just a handgrip device that is lightweight and more budget-friendly.

The new micoFET Handgrip was recently shown at the APTA Annual Conference, and received positive reviews.  Attendees who tested the microFET Handgrip appreciated the light weight of the device, its digital readout, and Bluetooth technology that allows for wireless use with clinical or research software.

“At Hoggan Scientific, we strive to provide new innovations, and incorporate the latest technology into any new or existing product so customers know that they are receiving the best possible supplies.  Our dedicated and knowledgeable employees have been serving the medical community for over 50 years, and as we move forward, we wish to continue providing equipment to healthcare professionals to document, reinforce, and support their treatment plan, to improve the quality of care for their patients,” said Cynthia McKenna, Director of Sales at Hoggan Scientific.

The microFET Handgrip features a durable lightweight molded body, utilizes precision electronic load cells to eliminate the possibility of oil leakage that can sometimes occur with hydraulic units, easy-to-read digital display, and newly incorporated Bluetooth technology to utilize the device as wireless for use with either Hoggan clinical software or data collection research software.

With the introduction of the new microFET Digital Handgrip Dynamometer, Hoggan Scientific is taking pre-production orders now, offering a special, limited time introductory offer for orders placed.  The special introductory price is $395, and with either available clinical or research software the price is $895.

To take advantage of the microFET Handgrip pre-production limited time special pricing or to request more information, as well as for information on any other of the company’s line of microFET, ergoFET, or ergoPAK testing and evaluation products, customers can visithttp://www.HogganHealth.net or call 1-800-678-7888/801-572-6500 to speak directly with a customer service representative. The manufacturer can also be found on Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/HogganScientific.

Updates to microFET2 and ergoFET Products

Summary: Starting June 1, 2013 new microFET2 and ergoFET force gauges from Hoggan Scientific will now offer rechargeable batteries and utilize Bluetooth technology to improve accuracy and accessibility.

Hoggan Scientific, a company that manufactures commercial wellness equipment, is now incorporating rechargeable batteries and Bluetooth technology into its microFET2 and ergoFET force gauges, available at http://www.HogganHealth.net. The upgrade will improve functionality and design to the already popular products, making them well-suited to facilities seeking the newest technology.  Customers can purchase the new products starting on June 1, 2013.

“At Hoggan Scientific, we strive to incorporate the latest technology into all of our products so customers know that they are receiving the best possible supplies. Our dedicated and knowledgeable employees have been serving the medical community for over 50 years, and as we move forward, we wish to continue providing equipment that improves the quality of life for hundreds of people who are suffering,” said Cynthia McKenna, Director of Sales at physical therapy supplies retailer.

Customers can find upgrades to its microFET2 handheld muscle tester and ergoFET push and pull force gauge starting June 1, when the products will start being sold with Bluetooth technology and rechargeable battery. The microFET family was created to give accurate and quantifiable results for musculoskeletal testing, removing any possible subjectivity. Clinicians can use this technology to better document, reinforce, and support the treatment they develop, and it is currently being used in leading medical centers across the country.

The microFET2 is a handheld force gauge that allows for easy, accurate, and portable force testing. Adapted from traditional hands-on manual muscle testing, the microFET2 can help with diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of neuromuscular disorders. Hoggan Health has a patented system that enables the force gauge to detect subtle changes in force regardless of the direction in which force is applied and the company offers an affordable software package that can help medical professionals such as physical therapists track, analyze, and compare statistics to create reports and chart progress. The current price, until May 31 for the microFET2 is $995.

The ergoFET push-pull gauge will also be upgraded on June 1.The wireless force evaluation device is ideal for ergonomic, engineering, and safety professionals that wish to test and improve product functionality and manufacturing efficiency such as automotive industries. The ergoFET package includes one flat pad, one curved pad, and a digit pad as well as an open end stationary hook and standard carabineer, 16” strap with D rings, one hand handle, and a 4” extension post. Customers can purchase the force measurement device on or before May 31 for $1, 295 or purchase the upgraded version on June 1 with a price increase.

For more information about the company’s line of force evaluation products and its newest upgrades, customers can visit http://www.HogganHealth.net or call 1-800-678-7888 to speak directly with a customer service representative. The manufacturer can also be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/HogganScientific.