NCMRR Symposium. January 4, 2001
Leijnse et al ('92-'97): The effect of tendon excursion on finger motion.Harding et al ('93): Motion of the fingers during piano playing.
Buchholz & Armstrong ('92): Wrapping grasps around objects.
Lee and Rim ('91 & '92): maximal grip force.
Chao et al ('76 & '78): Joint and finger forces.
Have the necessary level of anatomical detail (e.g., complete musculature).Consider the neuromuscular aspects of control.Include experimental validation.
What biomechanical disability can be expected following paralysis of specific muscles?How should musculotendons be re-routed to maximize post-operative fingertip force?How does the CNS dynamically control the redundant musculature of the digits?
How do we select and implement coordination patterns from a large pool of valid alternatives in real-time? Hypothesis: the coordination pattern for the largest expected force is scaled to produce lower forces.