More than 95 percent of all the products we interface with daily involve the use of our hands in some way. We use this anatomic “tool” hanging from our shoulders to pull, twist, grip, pinch, move, steer, hold, squeeze, turn, lift, scratch, slide, tighten, bend, tap and open—among other motions. But how do we intuitively know which grip to use; how many fingers to use; how to sense the characteristics of the things we touch; and their temperature, mass, scale and form?
Our 10 fingers provide us with enormous capability. In this workshop, Bryce Rutter, PhD, IDSA, illuminates five, key, human factors that impact medical design.