power grasp

power grasp

[′pau̇·ər ‚grasp]
(industrial engineering)
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The "power grasp" won Askins prizes ranging from the National Championship to --in his many gunfights--his very life.
HyPro is an underactuated robot with 15 degrees of freedom and can achieve five grasping patterns: power grasp, tip grasp, lateral grasp, hook grasp, and index point.
The subject was asked to perform an isometric contraction for five movements: hand open, power grasp, fine pinch, pronation, and supination.
In his adventure, he will be assisted by an extraterrestrial robot named Robby and he will be armed with a device known as The Power Grasp. This mysterious weapon grants its user with superhuman powers.
As Nancy Jacobs writes in Environment, Power, and Injustice, "It is necessary to recognize that environmental and social justice are linked and that power imbalances will determine the ways men and women, rich and poor, and blacks and whites live with each other and the natural world." (1) Jacobs, as well as other scholars of environmental and social justice, remind us that urban nuisances rarely affect all citizens equally, and action is usually taken when only those in power grasp that they themselves are at risk, and they often take up the flag of "activist" because they have the time, access, and privilege to do so.
However none of them considered the anatomical shape of the hand in the optimal power grasp posture.
Our critical variable was congruency or match between grasp type and object size (match trial: power grasp and banana; mismatch trial: precision grip and a banana).
For power grasp posture, they were instructed to fully grasp the valve handwheel with the palm contacting the top surface of the handwheel.
Here, the robotic prosthesis is designed to carry out five grasping patterns, namely, power grasp, tip grasp, lateral grasp, hook grasp, and index point which are commonly used in ADL.
While it is easy to ridicule the ponderous UN or write it off as George Bush did, in "Chasing the Flame," Power grasps the importance of making it work better.
The grasp force was measured on the commercial hands using pinch meters for precision grasps and a grip dynamometer for lateral grasp and power grasps. Each device was calibrated over the range of loads experienced during each test.
As Peter Arnade points out in his intelligent book, Huizinga, "by making court ritual a touchstone of power grasped one of the central pillars of the Burgundian state," but by perceiving symbols as "but empty ciphers," the great Dutch historian "hindered his attempt to unlock the cultural significance of Burgundian ceremony"(3).