Tactility as a function of grasp force: effects of glove, orientation, load and handle

Ram R. Bishu, Lisa A. Bronkema, Dishayne Garcia, Glenn Klute, Sudhakar Rajulu

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The study aims to ensure that a reduction in tactile sensitivity is in fact causing a reduction in gloved performance, and to measure this reduction in tactile sensitivity through grasp force at the hand/handle interface under a variety of performance conditions. The effects that glove type, load lifted, handle size, and handle orientation have on the initial grasping force were determined. From the experiments, it is clear that when people perform a grasping action, the maximal exertions are affected differently by gloves than sub-maximal or 'just holding type exertions'.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)597-601
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Part 2 (of 2) - Nashville, TN, USA
Duration: Oct 24 1994Oct 28 1994


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  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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