足指マウス開発にむけての基礎的検討 : 母指の運動特性  [in Japanese] Evaluation of Kinematic Characteristics of the Foot Thumb for the Development of a New Input Device  [in Japanese]

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Author(s)

    • 田中 則子 TANAKA Noriko
    • 奈良先端科学技術大学院大学情報科学研究科 Graduate School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
    • 上田 知生 UEDA Tomoo
    • 奈良先端科学技術大学院大学情報科学研究科 Graduate School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
    • 中尾 恵 [他] NAKAO Megumi
    • 奈良先端科学技術大学院大学情報科学研究科 Graduate School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
    • 佐藤 哲大 SATO Tetsuo
    • 奈良先端科学技術大学院大学情報科学研究科 Graduate School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
    • 湊 小太郎 MINATO Kotaro
    • 奈良先端科学技術大学院大学情報科学研究科 Graduate School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
    • 吉田 正樹 YOSHIDA Masaki
    • 大阪電気通信大学医療福祉工学部医療福祉工学科 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Osaka Electro-Communication University

Abstract

The kinematic characteristics of the foot thumb were evaluated in order to develop a new input device; the "Foot Mouse." Seven healthy subjects pushed a sensor button placed under the right-foot thumb and three components of the pressure were measured by the sensor. The subjects were requested to push the button in five directions applying three kinds of effort each. The maximum value among the lateral, anterior and posterior pressures was about 3.5 kgf and the maximum downward pressure force was about 19.2 kgf. The objective direction of recording pressure was different from the direction of the user's intention. Large downward pressure was observed in every task. Moreover, there were significant variations in kinematic characteristics between individuals. A dedicated transformation process for these objective pressure components should be designed for the interface of the "Foot Mouse."

Journal

  • Transactions of Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering

    Transactions of Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering 43(4), 790-794, 2005-12-10

    Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering

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Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110004704997
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11633569
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    1347443X
  • NDL Article ID
    7886688
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZS18(科学技術--医学--医用機械・診断学・検査技術)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z19-108
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  NII-ELS 
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