Chapter 13 Biomechanical Analysis of Reach and Grasp

M. E. Johnson, K. N. An

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Reach to grasp function requires coordinated motion and strength of the upper extremities. Interaction between the three-dimensional motion of the shoulder complex and the elbow joint involved in reach function is analyzed based on kinematic principles. The biomechanical factors influencing grasp strength are examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-279
Number of pages11
JournalAdvances in Psychology
Issue numberC
StatePublished - 1994


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  • Psychology(all)

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