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Intermittency of slow arm movements increases in distal direction

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Intermittency of slow arm movements increases in distal direction
— When analyzed in the tangential speed domain, human movements exhibit a multi-peaked speed profile which is commonly interpreted as evidence for submovements. At slow speeds, the number of the peaks increases and the peaks also become more distinct, corresponding to non-smoothness or intermittency in the movement. In this study, we evaluate two potential sources proposed in the literature for the origins of movement intermittency and conclude that intermittency is more likely due to noise in the neuromuscular system as opposed to a central movement planner that generates intermittent plans. This conclusion is based on the assumption that the central planner would be expected to introduce similar levels of intermittency for different joints, while accumulating noise in the neuromuscular circuitry would be expected to exhibit itself as increase in noise in distal direction. We have used a 3D motion capture system to record trajectories of fingertip, wrist, elbow and shoulder as fi...
Ozkan Celik, Qin Gu, Zhigang Deng, Marcia Kilchenm
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where IROS
Authors Ozkan Celik, Qin Gu, Zhigang Deng, Marcia Kilchenman O'Malley
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