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grasp

[grasp]
(industrial engineering)
A basic element (therblig) in time-motion study; a useful element that accomplishes work.
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Simply grasping a coffee cup needs fine motor coordination with the highest precision.
Authors have applied a manipulative skill model of prehension and it is constrained by forearm properties, grasping object properties, and task.
Forced grasping and involuntary movement of the upper limb were so remarkable that he could not use tools with his left hand.
The idea was to provide additional surface area for performing a press check, especially if the shooter's hands were sweaty, and to provide a place on the slide where a hand could grab onto to rack the slide in the event that the rear grasping grooves could not be accessed quickly and easily.
The bill defines "dismemberment abortion" as "knowingly dismembering a living unborn child and extracting such unborn child one piece at a time from the uterus through the use of clamps, grasping forceps, tongs, scissors or similar instruments that, through the convergence of two rigid levers, slice, crush or grasp a portion of the unborn child's body in order to cut or rip it off ..."
The square may be a legacy of ancestral seahorse armor that just happens to work for grasping too, Adriaens and his colleagues propose in the July 3 Science (SN Online: 7/2/15).
Ergonomic Grasping Aids for Reusable Pull-On Outer Covers: Donald Carroll Roe, West Chester, OH.
The new mechanism developed at OSU is not really robotic since it has no sensory, electronic or motor capabilities; rather, it's a passive technology using a basic pulley that will be implanted within a person's hand to allow more natural grasping function with less use of muscle energy.
Because Boris 2 is a robot with giant blue arms and huge grasping hands who made his public debut at the University of Birmingham.
Washington, July 19 ( ANI ): Researchers have created a new wrist-mounted robot that provides two extra fingers in order to enhance the grasping motion of the human hand.
Human grasping is characterized by a remarkable flexibility.
The central nervous system (CNS) is responsible for generating a potentially infinite set of hand postures used in everyday tasks such as grasping objects.