“A hand biomechanics workstation” by Thompson, Buford, Myers, Giurintano and Brewer

  • ©David E. Thompson, William L. Buford, Loyd M. Myers, David J. Giurintano, and John A. Brewer




    A hand biomechanics workstation



    Interactive graphics for hand surgery was used to apply mathematical modeling and describe the kinematics of the hand and its resultant effect on hand function. Dynamic high resolution displays and three-dimensional images were tailored for use with a specific patients’ hand and a new and powerful design and analysis tool produced. Methods were developed to portray kinematic information such as muscle excursion and effective moment arm and extended to yield dynamic information such as torque and work. This prototype workstation has been developed in concert with leading orthopedic surgeons and therapists.


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