Evaluation of Load Distributions and Contact Areas in 4 Common Grip Types Used in Daily Living Activities


Ergen H. I., ÖKSÜZ Ç.

JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, vol.45, no.3, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2019.06.006
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Keywords: Contact area, grasping analysis, load distribution, CYLINDRICAL HANDLE, POWER GRIP, FORCE, PREHENSION, DIAMETER, PATTERNS, FRICTION
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Purpose Grip analysis systems, with sensors quantifying load distributions and contact areas applied by the hand while grasping objects, are useful for collecting and recording instant data; these systems are popular in hand assessment. The purpose of this study was to determine the load distribution (LD) and contact area (CA) size of the palmar surface of the hand during 4 common grip types used in activities of daily living (standard, lateral, pinch, and tripod grips).