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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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These movements, such as pincer grasp' and key pinch grip,' are vital to regaining the ability to use the hand after neural damage.
Developmental screening test was done in various subdivision like Gross motor (Head control, Ventral suspension, Prone position, Moro response, Bears weight on legs, Parachute response, Sits with support, Sits without support, Rolling, Crawls, Walks with support, Walks alone), Fine motor and vision (Stares, Follows horizontally to 90, Hand and foot regard, Grasping the object, Transfer and mouths, Pincer grasp), Hearing and speech (Startle response, Ringing a bell, Vocalises, Responds to own name) and Social behaviour (Smile, Put everything to mouth, Plays peek a boo, Plays pat a cake, Waves good bye) by standard methods.
He was able to sit without support but was not able to stand, was able to transfer objects between his hands, and had an unrefined pincer grasp. He spoke in monosyllables and responded when his name was spoken, but showed no stranger anxiety.