Accession Number:

AD0603705

Title:

FINGER DEXTERITY OF THE PRESSURE-SUITED SUBJECT

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The study attempts to establish an objective baseline for evaluating the functional mobility of pressure gloves. The Purdue Pegboard Dexterity Test was employed to measure hand dexterity under three conditions 1 subjects barehanded, but wearing an unpressurized AP22S-2 full-pressure suit ensemble 2 subjects gloved HAK-3P-22S-2 and suited, but not pressurized 3 subjects gloved, suited, and pressurized to 2.5 psi. The Purdue Pegboard Dexterity Test was found to be a delicate indicator of hand dexterity in the test conditions. The test results show a marked reduction in dexterity even with the gloves and suit uninflated, and an additional loss when gloves and suit were inflated. The degree of loss of dexterity is believed to provide an objective measure whereby one operational aspect of pressure gloves may be evaluated. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE