Quantification of the Finger Functional Range via Explicit Descriptions of Reachable Subspaces
Trieu H Pham, Pubudu N Pathirana, Pearse Fay, Robin Evans
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT | IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC | Published : 2016
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..View full abstract
This work was supported by National ICT Australia. The Associate Editor coordinating the review process was Dr. Shervin Shirmohammadi.