Analysis of finger movement coordination during the Variable Dexterity Test and comparative activities of daily living

GONZALEZ-SANCHEZ, Victor, ROWSON, Jennifer and YOXALL, Alaster (2016). Analysis of finger movement coordination during the Variable Dexterity Test and comparative activities of daily living. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 23 (10), 481-491.

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Abstract

Background/Aims: This study aimed to analyse and compare finger coordination patterns during the performance of the Variable Dexterity Test (VDT) and comparative daily tasks. Methods: An optoelectronic system was used to record the joint angles of 10 healthy participants performing the VDT and daily tasks. Joint angles from digits 1 to 5 were cross-correlated across the tasks, providing a measure of the degree of finger movement coordination. Results: Correlation coefficients showed identifiable coordination patterns among the finger movements under analysis. Low correlation coefficients suggested the presence of independent finger movements during the performance of the selected tasks. Conclusions: Finger movement coordination patterns observed during activities of daily living are comparable with the patterns observed during performance of the Variable Dexterity Test for the three grasping patterns analysed in the study

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Identification Number: 10.12968/ijtr.2016.23.10.481
Depositing User: Carmel House
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2016 12:37
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2017 16:42
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14146

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