Prehension Synergies

Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky, Mark L. Latash

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The precision grip requires the control of the normal and tangential forces exerted by the fingers as well as the control of the rotational equilibrium of the grasped object. Prehension synergies involve the conjoint changes in finger forces and moments during multifinger gripping tasks. Some of these adjustments are dictated by mechanics, whereas others are the result of a choice by the performer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-80
Number of pages6
JournalExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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