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Research Article  |   July 1980
Patterns of Static Prehension in Normal Hands
Author Affiliations
  • Noriko Kamakura, Dr. Med. Sc., OTR, is a researcher at Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Tokyo, Japan
  • Michiko Matsuo, OTR, Japan, is a former research assistant, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Tokyo, Japan
  • Harumi Ishii, OTR, Fumiko Mitsuboshi, OTR, and Yoriko Miura, OTR, Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
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Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Features
Research Article   |   July 1980
Patterns of Static Prehension in Normal Hands
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1980, Vol. 34, 437-445. doi:10.5014/ajot.34.7.437
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1980, Vol. 34, 437-445. doi:10.5014/ajot.34.7.437
Abstract

According to the finger positions and the contact areas, the static prehensile patterns of normal hands were classified into 14 patterns under 4 categories. The patterns that 7 subjects used for holding each of 98 objects were confirmed under these new classifications. The findings could be of reference value for the therapist interested in the evaluation and the re-education of disabled hands.