Product usability estimation using musculoskeletal model

  title={Product usability estimation using musculoskeletal model},
  author={Atsutoshi Ikeda and Yuichi Kurita and Tsukasa Ogasawara},
  journal={2010 3rd IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics},
This paper proposes an estimation method of product usability using a musculoskeletal model. The aim of this study is to estimate product usability based on tendon forces during an object manipulation. First, we explain the estimation method of product usability. The product usability is estimated quantitatively from the tendon forces. The mulculoskeletal model of the index finger and the thumb is constructed to calculate the tendon forces. We call this model the tendon skeletal model. The… CONTINUE READING