Effects of pen holding posture on handwriting motion

Atsuo Murata, Kousuke Gotoh

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Abstract

Exploring the nature of skill is useful to understand the specific feature of handwriting or calligraphy. Although we learn the holding posture in handwriting at elementary school, and we notice that the holding posture must be one of the important factors to improve skills in handwriting or calligraphy, it has not been explored how the holding posture of pen or brush affects the handwriting efficiency or performance. In this study, we categorized the holding posture of a pen into three types according to the angle of the joints of the fingers; weak grip which is generally recognized correct as holding style and recommended at elementary school education in Japan, strong grip under which fingers are strongly bent, and others (types I and II). The motion of fingers, the writing pressure and the holding posture of a pen, and the gripping pressure during handwriting were measured to verify the rationality of the weak grip type which is in general recommended at elementary schools in Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1772-1777
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013
Event2013 52nd Annual Conference of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2013 - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: Sep 14 2013Sep 17 2013

Other

Other2013 52nd Annual Conference of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2013
CountryJapan
CityNagoya
Period9/14/139/17/13

Keywords

  • Gripping pressure
  • Hand writing
  • Holding posture
  • Writing pressure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Murata, A., & Gotoh, K. (2013). Effects of pen holding posture on handwriting motion. 1772-1777. Paper presented at 2013 52nd Annual Conference of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2013, Nagoya, Japan.