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Modeling of biomechanics of tactile sensation on fingertips.

Authors
Wu-JZ; Dong-RG; Schopper-AW; Smutz-WP
Source
Proc IV World Cong Biomech, Calgary, Canada, August 4-9, 2002, Omnipress, 2002 Aug, :1
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20023574
Abstract
Tactile perception threshold measurement has been widely used to diagnose the severity of peripheral neuropathy, for example, hand-arm vibration syndrome. The study of biomechanics of the fingertips is vital to enhance an understanding of mechanism of tactile sensation and sensory thresholds. The reported fingertip models (e.g., Phillip and Johnson, 1981; Srinivasan and Dandekar, 1996) do not incorporate the nonlinear and time-dependent effects associated with the anatomical substructures and tissue material properties. The purpose of the present research was to develop a finite element model to simulate the mechanics of tactile sensation of a fingertip.
Keywords
Models; Muscular-disorders; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Hand-injuries; Vibration-exposure; Biomechanical-modeling; Personal-protective-equipment; Cardiovascular-system; Cardiovascular-system-disorders
Publication Date
20020804
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Email Address
jwu@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
HELD
Priority Area
Disease and Injury: Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremities; Research Tools and Approaches: Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment
Source Name
Proceedings of the IV World Congress Biomechanics
State
WV
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