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Title: An extending Fitts' Law for human upper limb performance evaluation
Authors: Yang, NF
Jin, DW
Zhang, M 
Huang, CH
Wang, RC
Keywords: Biomechanics
Physiological models
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: IEEE
Source: Proceedings of the 23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2001, October 2001, v. 2, p. 1240-1243 How to cite?
Abstract: Human motor behavior is complex and is challenging to understand. Fitts' Law presented a relationship between speed, accuracy, amplitude of movement and target size in upper extremity tasks. In this paper, Fitts' Law was extended from one-dimensional motion to two-dimensional motion in the polar coordinate system for the human upper limb performance. Based on this, a set of indices were proposed. The index of difficulty and the index of performance were introduced as the general indices for the quality measure of plane pointing movement, which is a basic functional action of upper-limb in human daily life. Five healthy subjects were asked to perform six pointing tasks with different indices of difficulty. All movements were recorded using a Vicon motion analysis system. The movement quality was evaluated using these evaluation indices.
ISBN: 0-7803-7211-5
ISSN: 1094-687X
DOI: 10.1109/IEMBS.2001.1020418
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