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2001-01-2164 The Effects of

Summary: 1
The Effects of
Extravehicular Activity Gloves on
Human Hand Performance
Melissa H. Welsh David L. Akin
Space Systems Laboratory University of Maryland
Past approaches to space suit glove evaluation have
primarily been subjective. This report details efforts at
the University of Maryland Space Systems Laboratory
to use standardized dexterity tests and advanced
biomechanics instrumentation to provide objective
measures of glove performance. Ten subjects
participated in the study. Tests were conducted
barehanded, and wearing pressurized and
unpressurized space suit gloves. Data on performance
time, range of motion, dexterity, strength, fatigue, and
comfort were collected. Range of motion data was
measured using an experimental data glove that


Source: Akin, David - Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park


Collections: Engineering