The effect of object surfaces and shapes on hand grip function for heavy objects

Mario Garcia, Jazmin Cruz, Cecilia Garza, Patricia DeLucia, James Yang

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Abstract

Successful grasp, transfer, and release of objects with the hand are important movements for completing everyday tasks. This study’s objective is to understand the effect of an object’s surface and shape on hand grip function for heavy objects in a young age group. For their functional prevalence and significance, grasp and release movements have been incorporated into many clinical hand function assessments, such as the Box and Block Test (BBT), a common test used to assess people’s hand grip function. In the BBT, subjects transport a block from one side of a box to the other while crossing a partition and repeat the procedure as fast as possible. In this study we measured performance on the BBT in 20 right handed subjects between ages 20 to 30 years old. There were no statistically significant effects of object surfaces and shapes on hand grip function for heavy objects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors in Simulation and Modeling - Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conferences on Human Factors and Simulation and Digital Human Modeling and Applied Optimization
EditorsDaniel N. Cassenti
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages446-452
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783319942223
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
EventAHFE International Conferences on Human Factors and Simulation and Digital Human Modeling and Applied Optimization, 2018 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Jul 21 2018Jul 25 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume780
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

ConferenceAHFE International Conferences on Human Factors and Simulation and Digital Human Modeling and Applied Optimization, 2018
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period07/21/1807/25/18

Keywords

  • Box and Block Test (BBT)
  • Hand dexterity
  • T-test

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