This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 956146.

An old hand

A detailed black and white photograph captures an elderly individual's hand engaging a Jamar hand dynamometer, a clinical tool designed to evaluate hand grip strength. The gauge's needle indicates a measurement, with dual scales in both kilograms and pounds force. The dynamometer's metallic components and textured grip handle are prominently displayed as the person's hand exerts pressure, showcasing a moment of strength assessment in a clinical or rehabilitative setting.

Handgrip strength is used to monitor loss in muscle power with ageing.

Gabriel Eksteen - ESR 3

About the artist

Gabriel Eksteen investigates changes in protein and micronutrient absorption in older individuals who have undergone bariatric surgery. The above images were taken with Apple iPhone 12 mini, and a black and white high contrast filter added.