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International Journal of the Digital Human
International Journal of the Digital Human


Special Issue on: "Digital Hand Modelling and its Applications"

Guest Editors:

Mitsunori Tada and Natsuki Miyata, National Institute of Advanced
Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

Digital hand modelling and simulation are important in both academia and industry. A digital hand model can be used to conduct ergonomic assessments of industrial products, but a human hand has a complex structure. A human hand is composed of a link structure which has more than 25 degrees of freedom and is controlled by coordinated contraction of more than 27 muscles. Consequently, it is very difficult to model the anatomical structure of a hand, to measure and simulate the articulated motion of a hand, and to evaluate the usability of products, without the kinematic and kinetic calculations provided by a digital hand model.

The goal of this special issue is to present a comprehensive multi-disciplinary view of state-of-the-art digital hand modelling technologies, and of practical applications of digital hand modelling technologies in ergonomic assessments of industrial products. Researchers in academia and industry are cordially invited to submit their original work on anatomical hand structure modelling and articulated hand motion measurement and simulation, and results from virtual ergonomic assessments with digital hand models.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Hand modelling from anthropometric measurements
  • Hand modelling from medical images
  • Statistical analysis of hand geometry
  • Hand motion measurements by MoCap systems
  • Hand motion synthesis
  • Statistical, kinematic or kinetic analysis of hand motions
  • Application of digital hand models in ergonomics
  • Application of digital hand models in biomechanics

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 31 December, 2015

Notification to authors: 29 February, 2016

Final versions due by: 31 May, 2016