The purpose of this experiment is to create a mathematical model for the function of the annular pulleys of the human finger in flexion. We have assumed that the flexion moment of the middle and proximal phalanges occurs at the proximal and distal ends of the A-2 and A-4 pulleys. The amount of force generated is dependent on the angle of flexion at the adjacent joint, the tension in the tendon and the stiffness constant of the pulley.
Experimental Verification of a Dynamic Finger Model Using Real-Time Data Acquisition
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McNeal, D, Amirouche, F, & Gonzalez, M. "Experimental Verification of a Dynamic Finger Model Using Real-Time Data Acquisition." Proceedings of the ASME 2003 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Advances in Bioengineering. Washington, DC, USA. November 15–21, 2003. pp. 177-178. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2003-43095
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