January 22, 2015

Fine motor skills for robotic hands

Neuroscientists at the German Primate Center can predict grip movements of the hand by measuring brain cell activity

Tying shoelaces, stirring coffee, writing letters, playing the piano. From the usual daily routine to demanding activities: Our hands are used more frequently than any other body part. Through our highly developed fine motor skills, we are able to perform grasping movements with variable precision and power distribution. This ability is a fundamental characteristic of the hand of primates.