RT Journal Article
JF IEEE Transactions on Haptics
YR 2013
VO 6
IS 3
SP 296
TI Grasp Frequency and Usage in Daily Household and Machine Shop Tasks
A1 I. M. Bullock,
A1 J. Z. Zheng,
A1 S. D. L. Rosa,
A1 C. Guertler,
A1 A. M. Dollar,
K1 Humans
K1 Taxonomy
K1 Cameras
K1 Robots
K1 Grasping
K1 Prosthetics
K1 Thumb
K1 activities of daily living
K1 Human grasping
K1 manipulation
K1 robotic hands
K1 prosthetics
AB In this paper, we present results from a study of prehensile human hand use during the daily work activities of four subjects: two housekeepers and two machinists. Subjects wore a head-mounted camera that recorded their hand usage during their daily work activities in their typical place of work. For each subject, 7.45 hours of video was analyzed, recording the type of grasp being used and its duration. From this data, we extracted overall grasp frequency, duration distributions for each grasp, and common transitions between grasps. The results show that for 80 percent of the study duration the housekeepers used just five grasps and the machinists used 10. The grasping patterns for the different subjects were compared, and the overall top 10 grasps are discussed in detail. The results of this study not only lend insight into how people use their hands during daily tasks, but can also inform the design of effective robotic and prosthetic hands.
PB IEEE Computer Society, [URL:http://www.computer.org]
SN 1939-1412
LA English
DO 10.1109/TOH.2013.6
LK http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TOH.2013.6