Variation of finger forces in maximal isometric grasp tests on a range of cylinder diameters.

@article{Amis1987VariationOF,
  title={Variation of finger forces in maximal isometric grasp tests on a range of cylinder diameters.},
  author={Andrew A Amis},
  journal={Journal of biomedical engineering},
  year={1987},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={313-20}
}
An investigation of maximal isometric cylindrical grasping actions of the hand is reported. A dynamometer is described which allows simultaneous measurement of both the normal forces and the tangential shear forces imposed by each of the three phalangeal segments of a finger during a test. Seventeen subjects were tested, grasping cylinders 31-116 mm in diameter. Normal grasp forces decreased significantly as cylinder size increased, while with large diameters, shear forces moved the skin… CONTINUE READING