Precision in isometric precision grip force is reduced in middle-aged adults

@article{Lindberg2008PrecisionII,
  title={Precision in isometric precision grip force is reduced in middle-aged adults},
  author={P{\aa}vel G Lindberg and Chryst{\`e}le Ody and Antoine Feydy and Marc A. Maier},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={193},
  pages={213-224}
}
We investigated age related changes in the control of precision grip in 29 healthy adults spanning early adulthood to middle age (21–67 years). Subjects performed a visually guided, isometric precision grip ramp-and-hold force-tracking task. Target force levels were 3, 6, and 9 N. Precision and performance of force regulation was quantified. Larger errors were made during the ramp than during the hold phase. Age correlated positively with the amount of error at the lowest (3 N) force level in… CONTINUE READING