Development of externally guided grip force modulation in man.

  title={Development of externally guided grip force modulation in man.},
  author={Rainer Blank and William D. Heizer and Hubertus von Voss},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  volume={286 3},
We examined the development of externally guided changes of grip force with respect to force rate and direction of force change. Sixty-nine children, 3-6 years of age, and 17 adults produced increasing or decreasing isometric forces on a small cylindrical sensor using a pinch grip with visual feedback. Force changes were instructed with a visual tracking task. Ramp-like paradigms with both force increase and force decrease and two different target force rates were used (0.5 N/s, 1.25 N/s… CONTINUE READING