Isabella Fassola

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Dexterous manipulation depends on using the fingertips to stabilize unstable objects. The Strength-Dexterity paradigm consists of asking subjects to compress a slender and compliant spring prone to buckling. The maximal level of compression [requiring low fingertip forces <300 grams force (gf)] quantifies the neural control capability to dynamically(More)
Understanding the mapping between individual outcome measures and the latent functional domains of interest is critical to a quantitative evaluation and rehabilitation of hand function. We examined whether and how the associations among six hand-specific outcome measures reveal latent functional domains in elderly individuals. We asked 66 healthy older(More)
The rehabilitation of manipulation ability in orthopedic (e.g., thumb carpometacarpal osteoarthritis-CMC OA) and neurological (e.g., Parkinson's disease-PD) conditions depends critically on our ability to detect dysfunction and quantify its evolution and response to treatment. The Strength-Dexterity (SD) test is a validated indicator of dynamic dexterous(More)
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