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Measurement of Distribution of Maximum Index-Fingertip Force in all Directions at Fingertip in Flexion/Extension Plane

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Ryuichi Yokogawa, Kei Hara

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Doshisha University, Kyo-tanabe, Kyoto, 610-0321, Japan

J Biomech Eng 124(3), 302-307 (May 21, 2002) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1468637 History: Received March 01, 2000; Received January 01, 2002; Online May 21, 2002
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
Topics: Force , Muscle
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Distribution of Fingertip Force, and Coordinates
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Diagrammatic Sketch of Measurement System. Each subject was asked to sit with his/her right arm (the arm more skillful than the other) held stationary on a desk. The wrist was positioned in neutral radial deviation so that the back of the index finger and the forearm might be on the same line. The fingertip of a subject was connected to the manipulator using a thimble that rotated freely on the Y-axis perpendicular to the x-z plane in Fig. 1. The thimble functioned so that no fingertip moment was generated around the Y-axis.
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Index-Finger Postures and Fingertip Force Distributions of Measurement at θ1=20 deg in Flexion/Extension Plane. A distribution of fingertip force of each subject was normalized so that the area of the distribution of fingertip force of one subject was equal to the average area of distributions of fingertip force of the five subjects.
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Index-Finger Postures and Fingertip Force Distributions of Measurement at (θ23)=(20 deg, 2 deg) in Flexion/Extension Plane. A distribution of fingertip force of each subject was normalized so that the area of the distribution of fingertip force of one subject was equal to the average area of distributions of fingertip force of the five subjects.

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