Biomechanical Characteristics of Hand Coordination in Grasping Activities of Daily Living

Overview of attention for article published in PLoS ONE, January 2016
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Title
Biomechanical Characteristics of Hand Coordination in Grasping Activities of Daily Living
Published in
PLoS ONE, January 2016
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0146193
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Authors

Ming-Jin Liu, Cai-Hua Xiong, Le Xiong, Xiao-Lin Huang

Abstract

Hand coordination can allow humans to have dexterous control with many degrees of freedom to perform various tasks in daily living. An important contributing factor to this important ability is the complex biomechanical architecture of the human hand. However, drawing a clear functional link between biomechanical architecture and hand coordination is challenging. It is not understood which biomechanical characteristics are responsible for hand coordination and what specific effect each biomechanical characteristic has. To explore this link, we first inspected the characteristics of hand coordination during daily tasks through a statistical analysis of the kinematic data, which were collected from thirty right-handed subjects during a multitude of grasping tasks. Then, the functional link between biomechanical architecture and hand coordination was drawn by establishing the clear corresponding causality between the tendinous connective characteristics of the human hand and the coordinated characteristics during daily grasping activities. The explicit functional link indicates that the biomechanical characteristic of tendinous connective architecture between muscles and articulations is the proper design by the Creator to perform a multitude of daily tasks in a comfortable way. The clear link between the structure and the function of the human hand also suggests that the design of a multifunctional robotic hand should be able to better imitate such basic architecture.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 8 6%
United Kingdom 4 3%
Germany 3 2%
France 3 2%
United States 3 2%
Sweden 2 1%
Estonia 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
China 1 <1%
Other 5 4%
Unknown 103 77%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 37 28%
Student > Master 26 19%
Researcher 25 19%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 9%
Student > Bachelor 9 7%
Other 25 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 55 41%
Engineering 13 10%
Environmental Science 13 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 8%
Psychology 8 6%
Other 34 25%

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