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  • Data about human fingers: answers from Biomech-L subscribers

    To Biomch-L subscribers
    To prof. Ialdous

    About my question on Biomch:

    > I'm looking for some data about human fingers: are you able to suggest

    > me a good book/article where I can find informations about:
    > - the lenghts of human finger's phalangies
    > - the viscous coefficient of metacarpophalangeal (MP), proximal (PIP)
    > and distal interphalangeal (DIP) joints cartilages

    I've received this answer:

    Here are a couple of sources of finger length that I know of. There is
    also a
    larger work of Garrett that I haven't tracked down from the US military

    B. Buchholz and T. J. Armstrong. An ellipsoidal representation of human
    anthropometry. Human Factors 33 (4):429-441, 1991.

    J. W. Garrett. The adult human hand: Some anthropometric and
    considerations. Human Factors 13 (2):117-131, 1971.

    Thanks to Peter Keir for his help,

    Emanuele Lindo


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