Accession Number:

ADA411082

Title:

An Extending Fitts' Law for Human Upper Limb Performance Evaluation

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

TSINGHUA UNIV BEIJING (CHINA) DEPT OF PRECISION INSTRUMENTS

Report Date:

2001-10-25

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

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 St 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 motion analysis system. The movement quality was evaluated using these evaluation indices.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE