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Experimental study of human hand-arm model response

Hussein, M. and As'arry, A. and Md. Zain, M. Z. and Mailah, M. and Abdullah, M. Y. (2009) Experimental study of human hand-arm model response. In: 2009 6th International Symposium on Mechatronics and its Applications. Article number 5164823 . IEEE, pp. 1-6. ISBN 978-142443481-7

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISMA.2009.5164823


This paper describes the development of a hand-arm model rig to represent the behavior of human postural tremor. The experimental rig is designed as an apparatus to induce vibration along the hand-arm model. In this study an Intra Vernacular (IV) Training arm is used as the hand-arm model. Two DC motors are used each driving an unbalancing mass to produce vibration along the arm model which is very similar to the human postural tremor behaviour. In this experimental work, three different frequencies are used for analysis. Displacement and acceleration dynamic responses of a selected point on the hand model are captured and recorded using a light-weight accelerometer mounted on a glove. The data can be used for further analysis of the human hand-arm tremor especially for Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. Results from the experiment are considered raw data which can later be used to assist in the design of appropriate instruments or devices that can suppress the hand tremor vibration.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:2009 6th International Symposium on Mechatronics and its Applications, ISMA 2009; Sharjah; 23 March 2009 through 26 March 2009
Uncontrolled Keywords:experimental studies, hand model, hand tremors, human hands, light weight, model response, Parkinson's disease
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:14305
Deposited By: Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:26 Aug 2011 04:59
Last Modified:26 Aug 2011 04:59

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