Modeling of biomechanics of tactile sensation on fingertips.
Wu-JZ; Dong-RG; Schopper-AW; Smutz-WP
Proc IV World Cong Biomech, Calgary, Canada, August 4-9, 2002, Omnipress, 2002 Aug, :1
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.
Models; Muscular-disorders; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Hand-injuries; Vibration-exposure; Biomechanical-modeling; Personal-protective-equipment; Cardiovascular-system; Cardiovascular-system-disorders
Disease and Injury: Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremities; Research Tools and Approaches: Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment
Proceedings of the IV World Congress Biomechanics