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Exp Brain Res(1993)95:319-329 @ Springer-Verlag1993

Summary: Exp Brain Res(1993)95:319-329
@ Springer-Verlag1993
(Flanders and Soechting 1992; Soechting and Flanders
L992\.We began by describing the kinematics of an indi-
vidual "keystroke" defined as the movement to type a
single letter (Flanders and Soechting 1992).A keystroke
thus consistsof the movement from the "home position"
to a position appropriate for the key, the depressionof
the key ("keypress"),and the movement back to the home
position. (The home position is defined as the standard
initial position of the fingers over keys in the middle row
of the keyboard as used by experiencedtouch typists.)
The motor task that we used to study the keystroke
kinematics requires subjects to type words in which one
letter, approximately in the middle of the word, is typed
in isolation by a finger of one hand. The remaining letters
are all typed by the fingers of the other hand. Typically, a
single keystroke involves translational and rotational


Source: Angelaki, Dora - Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Washington University in St. Louis


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