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The Spring 2015 INNOVATION explores the hand. Over 95% of all the products we interface with daily involve the use of our hands in some way… We use our anatomic tools to pull, twist, grip, pinch, move, steer, hold, squeeze, turn, lift, scratch, slide, tighten, bend, tap, and open, among other things. But how do we know when to use two, three, four or five fingers? How do sense and control our hands and fingers to type an email or suture small vessels when the brain needs to control numerous floating joints affording multiple degrees of freedom? How do we sense textures, surfaces and materials? How do our hands age and how does this impact our ability to perform day-to-day tasks? This special issue of INNOVATION delves into all things related to designing products that are seamless extensions of our hands and mind.
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Here is the Table of Contents for the Spring 2015 issue, guest edited by Bryce Rutter, PhD, IDSA of Metaphase Design, that focuses on the Hand. Articles highlighted in red are available to anyone as PDFs.