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Quantifying the human finger reachable space

Pham, Hai Trieu and Pathirana, Pubudu 2016, Quantifying the human finger reachable space, in EMBC 2016 : Proceedings of the 38th IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Annual International Conference, IEEE, Piscataway, N.J., pp. 4589-4592, doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2016.7591749.

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Title Quantifying the human finger reachable space
Author(s) Pham, Hai Trieu
Pathirana, PubuduORCID iD for Pathirana, Pubudu orcid.org/0000-0001-8014-7798
Conference name IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual International Conference (38th : 2016 : Orlando, Florida)
Conference location Orlando, Florida
Conference dates 16-20 Aug. 2016
Title of proceedings EMBC 2016 : Proceedings of the 38th IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Annual International Conference
Publication date 2016
Conference series IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Annual International Conference
Start page 4589
End page 4592
Total pages 4
Publisher IEEE
Place of publication Piscataway, N.J.
Summary Describing the flexibility of the hand using the reachable space concept has drawn the attention of many researchers in recent years. Existing approaches involving numerical techniques to obtain the reachable space are generally computationally expensive. In this study, we propose a resource-friendly approach to determine and quantify the bidimensional reachable space of the finger. The fundamental idea of the approach connects to a set of arc formulae for the boundary of the reachable space. These formulae of the boundary result a unique description to calculate the area of the reachable space using Green's theorem. Adopting this novel approach, reachable spaces can be visualised and quantified to effectively evaluate the functionality of different subjects and their therapeutic conditions. We evaluated the performance of the proposed approach against the popular kinematic feedforward approach and Monte Carlo simulation separately. The exclusive description of the reachable space boundary resulted in significant improvement to the execution time while delivering more accurate quantification values.
ISBN 9781457702204
ISSN 1557-170X
Language eng
DOI 10.1109/EMBC.2016.7591749
Field of Research 090305 Rehabilitation Engineering
Socio Economic Objective 0 Not Applicable
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Copyright notice ©2016, IEEE
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30093549

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Collection: School of Engineering
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