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On the Role of Physical Interaction on Performance of Object Manipulation by Dyads

Abstract Human physical interactions can be intrapersonal, e.g., manipulating an object bimanually, or interpersonal, e.g., transporting an object with another person. In both cases, one or two agents are required to coordinate their limbs to attain the task goal. We investigated the physical coordination of two hands during an object-balancing task performed either bimanually by one agent or jointly by two agents. The task consisted of a series of static (holding) and dynamic (moving) phases, initiated by auditory cues. We found that task performance of dyads was not affected by different pairings of dominant and non-dominant hands. However, the spatial configuration of the two agents (side-by-side vs. face-to-face) appears to play an important rol... (more)
Created Date 2017-11-07
Contributor Mojtahedi, Keivan (ASU author) / Fu, Qiushi (ASU author) / Santello, Marco (ASU author) / Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering / School of Biomedical and Health Systems Engineering
Type Text
Extent 15 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00533 / ISSN: 1662-5161
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Citation Mojtahedi, K., Fu, Q., & Santello, M. (2017). On the Role of Physical Interaction on Performance of Object Manipulation by Dyads. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2017.00533
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