Effect of Grip Span on Lateral Pinch Grip Strength

  title={Effect of Grip Span on Lateral Pinch Grip Strength},
  author={Carrie L. Shivers and Gary A. Mirka and David B. Kaber},
  journal={Human factors},
  volume={44 4},
Repetitive, high-force pinch grip exertions are common in many occupational activities. The goal of the current study was to quantify the relationship between lateral pinch grip span (distance between thumb and index finger) and lateral pinch grip strength. An experiment was conducted in which 40 participants performed maximal lateral pinch grip exertions at 11 levels of grip span distances (0, 10%, ... 100% of maximum functional lateral pinch grip span distance). The results show a significant… CONTINUE READING
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