Leonardo Nascimento

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OBJECTIVE Hand sensory tests do not consider distinct physiological receptors, nor detect normal range variations concerning developmental or pathological changes. We developed an instrument with a set of tests with timing and scoring for assessing haptic perception, which is the interaction between sensory and motor systems, in surfaces exploration, by(More)
1 Currently, therapists have difficulty assessing and describing hand sensory deficits. The gold-standard tool to quantify hand tactile sensitivity is the esthesiometer. The Semmes-Weinstein esthesiometer presents nylon monofila-ments of approximately the same length and of varying diameters. The diameter and length are used to control the force applied.(More)
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