Hand-held Dynamometers


Model 01165AKIT

Lafayette Hand-Held Dynamometer Kit with DynoData


What is Hand-Held Dynamometry? Why is it important?

Hand-Held Dynamometry is a valid and proven assessment tool used for objectively quantifying muscle strength. The Lafayette HHD (formerly known as the Manual Muscle Tester) has a high inter/intrarater reliability and is the ideal instrument for documenting medical necessity or tracking the progress during a rehabilitation or a strength training program.


Why should I choose the Lafayette Hand-Held Dynamometer?

The Lafayette Hand-Held Dynamometer features a wide range of customizable options for data storage, force over time graphs, preset test times, and force thresholds. The HHD includes 3 stirrups with an algometer attachment, user's guide, battery charger, sanitary covers, and carrying case.


The 01165AKIT is the most complete dynamometer solution.


The 01165AKIT includes a tablet and an upgraded 01165APP dynamometer for use with the DynoData app.


What is DynoData?

DynoData is designed to be used as an enhancement to a model 01165APP Lafayette Instrument Hand-Held Dynamometer. DynoData provides a wireless connection between the dynamometer and an iOS/Android device. This connection allows for a real-time visual display of the force being applied to the dynamometer, customization of test setups and settings, among other benefits. With simple controls, DynoData will improve the organization and efficiency of patient care.

DynoData Application Features (iOS/Android)

  01165 01165A 01165APP
Link device to DynoData mobile app No No Yes
Edit and store dynamometer settings No No Yes
View and record data in real time No No Yes
Download and view data No No Yes

Already have an 01165A Hand-held Dynamometer?

The 01165A Lafayette Hand-held Dynamometer can be upgraded to the 01165APP using the Lafayette Hand-held Dynamometer Utility. Upgrading gives the device access to all the advanced features inside the Lafayette Hand-held Dynamometer Utility or DynoData for iOS/Android devices.


Hand-Held Dynamometer Utility Software

The Hand-Held Dynamometer Utility is a Windows app compatible with all Model 01165A and 01165APP Lafayette Hand-Held Dynamometers. The HHD Utility allows editing and storing hardware settings, downloading data, and exporting data.

Lafayette Hand-held Dynamometer Utility Features (Windows)

  01165 01165A 01165APP
Edit and store dynamometer settings No Yes Yes
Download and View data No Yes Yes
Export data No No Yes
Copy downloaded Time-Force data to clipboard No No Yes
Copy downloaded table data to clipboard No No Yes


Tests Available using the Lafayette Hand-Held Dynamometer

Peak force
Time to reach peak force
Total test time
Average force
Real-time force
End force
Average force from peak to end
Percentage decrease from peak force to end force

Improve inter/intratester reliablity

The 01166 HHD Support Stand allows more objective measurements and is configured to test numerous upper and lower body muscle groups. Pairing with DynoData allows observation of real-time data.

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Hand-Held Dynamometer Guidelines for Daily Clinical Practice

For more information about using Hand-Held Dynamometry, MET has published a guide providing clinicians with resources for applying evidence-based practices. Simplified documentation is split into 5 detailed sections covering many areas of use.

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Lafayette Instrument manufactures devices that comply with United States FDA Medical Class 1 rules. Please contact us regarding availability in Canada.


  • Simple, ergonomic design fits easily into the palm of your hand
  • Three (3) easy to change molded plastic stirrups with pads
  • Can measure using kPa with new algometer attachment
  • Automatic storage of data, with storage for up to 250 tests in device memory
  • Tone to indicate start, stop, or metronome
  • Powered by rechargeable lithium-ion battery


  • Size: 3.1" x 5.11" x 1.6" (8.03 cm x 12.98 cm x 4.1 cm)
  • Range: 0 - 300 lbs (136.1 kg, 1335 N, 9999 kPa)
  • Accuracy: ± 1 % over full scale or ± 0.2 lbs
  • Battery Life: 12 hours
  • Data Storage Capacity: 250 tests



Sanitary Covers for Lafayette HHD/MMT Image

Sanitary Covers for Lafayette HHD/MMT
Model 01165SC

Set of 25 replacement sanitary covers for the Model 01165 Hand-Held Dynamometer (formerly Lafayette Manual Muscle Tester).

Hand-Held Dynamometer Support Stand Image

Hand-Held Dynamometer Support Stand
Model 01166

The Hand-Held Dynamometer Support Stand allows fixture of the dynamometer to objectively measure the isometric force exerted by the patient.


Lafayette Hand-Held Dynamometer Image

Lafayette Hand-Held Dynamometer
Model 01165A

The newest Lafayette Hand-Held Dynamometer combines all of the features of the previous model with the addition of an algometer attachment, advanced menus to store testing setups, increased storage, and improved battery life.

HHD Guide for Daily Clinical Practice Image

HHD Guide for Daily Clinical Practice
Model 01165T

Providing clinicians with everything needed to practice dynamometry; the fundamental resource for any clinician applying evidence-based practices.

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