View Full Version : Human fingers joint force /torque and strength data.

01-11-2008, 01:47 AM
Dear BIOMCH Listserv member,


I am looking for data of human finger joints force and
torque. In particular, the mean/ upper-lower limits
of the forces, torques that each joints on a human hand
can produce in all 6 DOF (x,y,z and raw, pitch, yaw).
This includes every joint of all of the 5 human fingers
(thumb, index, middle, ring, and little finger).

I tried to search these data in many places but can't
find them. The closest one is that of E. Y Chao, et al (
"Normative Model of Human Hand For Biomechanical
Analysis" in Journal of Biomechanics (1979!). But they
are of data calculated from cadaver instead of data
determined experimentally using dynamometer.

If anyone one have done a similar search or know of
any database/ handbook that I can look into, please
kindly let me know. I will ensure these data/ information
available to the listserv once I have collected them.

The purpose of getting these data is to create a detailed
musculoskeletal model of the human hand (which will
later be freely available to the research community).

Thank you very much in advance!

Best regards,
Leng-Feng Lee
e-mail: llee3@eng.buffalo.edu