Quantification of the finger functional range via explicit descriptions of reachable subspaces

Pham, Trieu H., Pathirana, Pubudu N., Fay, Pearse and Evans, Robin 2016, Quantification of the finger functional range via explicit descriptions of reachable subspaces, IEEE transactions on instrumentation and measurement, vol. 65, no. 6, pp. 1412-1422, doi: 10.1109/TIM.2016.2518360.

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Title Quantification of the finger functional range via explicit descriptions of reachable subspaces
Author(s) Pham, Trieu H.
Pathirana, Pubudu N.ORCID iD for Pathirana, Pubudu N. orcid.org/0000-0001-8014-7798
Fay, PearseORCID iD for Fay, Pearse orcid.org/0000-0002-5681-0235
Evans, Robin
Journal name IEEE transactions on instrumentation and measurement
Volume number 65
Issue number 6
Start page 1412
End page 1422
Total pages 11
Publisher IEEE
Place of publication Piscataway, N.J.
Publication date 2016-06
ISSN 0018-9456
Keyword(s) boundary
range of motion (ROM)
reachable space
Science & Technology
Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Instruments & Instrumentation
Summary In recent times, the finger flexibility assessment by means of reachable space is considered as an effective tool to describe the range of motion of the hand. Existing approaches numerically compute the reachable space using forward kinematics such as exhaustive scanning or Monte Carlo methods. In this paper, we provide explicit formulas mathematically determining the reachable space boundary. Green's theorem is used to deduce the corresponding capacity formula for the size of the reachable space as opposed to an implicit numerical solution. Using this new mechanism, we accurately quantify and compare the reachable space of different subjects in order to effectively compare the functionality of the fingers. We evaluate the performance of our proposed method against the kinematic feed-forward (KFF) approach in calculating the reachable space. The execution time to capture the reachable space is significantly less than that for the standard KFF method. The computational cost for quantifying the reachable space capacity is significantly improved due to explicit capacity formulas resulting from the abstract form of boundary descriptions of the reachable space, unique to the proposed approach.
Language eng
DOI 10.1109/TIM.2016.2518360
Field of Research 010203 Calculus of Variations, Systems Theory and Control Theory
010204 Dynamical Systems in Applications
090602 Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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