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Characterizing Feedforward and Feedback Grasp Control Mechanisms in Early Phases of Manipulation

Abstract Anticipatory planning of digit positions and forces is critical for successful dexterous object manipulation. Anticipatory (feedforward) planning bypasses the inherent delays in reflex responses and sensorimotor integration associated with reactive (feedback) control. It has been suggested that feedforward and feedback strategies can be distinguished based on the profile of grip and load force rates during the period between initial contact with the object and object lift. However, this has not been validated in tasks that do not constrain digit placement. The purposes of this thesis were (1) to validate the hypothesis that force rate profiles are indicative of the control strategy used for object manipulation and (2) to test this hypothesi... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Cooperhouse, Michael Aaron (Author) / Santello, Marco (Advisor) / Helms Tillery, Stephen (Committee member) / Buneo, Christopher (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biomedical engineering / Anticipatory Planning / Feedforward / Motor Control / Object Grasp / Object Manipulation
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 63 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Bioengineering 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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