View Full Version : Comparing glove performance in terms of finger tactility andmanual dexterity.

Mark Jaffrey
12-02-2001, 11:54 AM
Hello All,

Gloves are often required to improve grip and / or improve safety but
they reduce the tactile perceptibility of the fingers. They may also
reduce the dexterity of the hands with respect to performing fine motor
tasks if the glove material is bulky or poorly tailored.

Has anyone developed (or have any ideas about) an objective means of
comparing the relative performance of various gloves in terms of finger
tactility and / or manual dexterity? Do you know of anyone who may
have knowledge in this area?

I will post a summary...Thank you in advance.

Mark Jaffrey
Combatant Protection & Nutrition Branch (CPNB)
Aeronautical and Maritime Research Laboratory (AMRL)
Defence Science & Technology Organisation (DSTO)
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