Accession Number:

AD0739008

Title:

Manual Dexterity, Grip Strength and Level of Endurance.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

The research is designed to answer the following questions Does prior loading in terms of grip-holding cause a decrement in manual dexterity if a decrement does exist, how long does it last and can decrement be predicted from the amount of endurance to which subjects are loaded. In answering these questions, ten male subjects were tested for manual dexterity using a Purdue Pegboard. Conclusions drawn from analyses are as follows muscular loading in the form of grip-holding causes a decrement in manual dexterity this decrement lasts for a period of ten seconds or less and there is a relationship between the amount of endurance required by loading and the decrement caused by that loading. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE