Saf Health Work.  2015 Mar;6(1):9-17. 10.1016/

Ergonomic Evaluation of Biomechanical Hand Function

  • 1Department of Industrial Engineering, Ajou University, Suwon, Korea.


The human hand is a complex structure that performs various functions for activities of daily living and occupations. This paper presents a literature review on the methodologies used to evaluate hand functions from a biomechanics standpoint, including anthropometry, kinematics, kinetics, and electromyography (EMG). Anthropometry describes the dimensions and measurements of the hand. Kinematics includes hand movements and the range of motion of finger joints. Kinetics includes hand models for tendon and joint force analysis. EMG is used on hand muscles associated with hand functions and with signal-processing technology.


anthropometry; electromyography; hand function; kinematics; kinetics
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