dexterity


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fine mo·tor co·or·di·na·tion

(FMC) (fīn mō'tŏr kō-ōr'di-nā'shŭn)
Ability to perform delicate manipulations with the hand requiring steadiness, muscle control, and simultaneous discrete finger movements.
Synonym(s): dexterity, fine coordination, fine motor control.

dexterity

Skill in using the hands, usually requiring both fine and gross motor coordination.
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I believe that dexterity should be taught in schools.
Methods for assessment of psychomotor skills, such as perceptual motor ability, chalk carving, paper and pencil, waxing tests, or O'Conner tweezers and embedded figures tests have been used to correlate manual dexterity with success in dental schools (Kirby, 1979; Suddick et al., 1982; Giuliani et al.; Kothe et al., 2014).
Anne Schumacher, Brand Director at Pharmapack Europe, noted, "I would like to commend all six of the winners at this year's Pharmapack Awards who demonstrated excellence in drug delivery, packaging and automation for better patient safety and compliance-critically taking into account consumers with severe illnesses and difficulties in dexterity.
Bolger ranks this colt as one of the best juveniles he has trained, which is high praise indeed, and Verbal Dexterity can live up to that billing.
Many studies have shown a detrimental effect of SD on dexterity in medical doctors at the end of a 24 h call period, but they haven't defined the average time period after which this decrease occurs.
The focus of this study is on hand function measures of dexterity and strength.
Robotic hands with human-like dexterity are needed in environments where it is difficult--or impossible--for humans to work, says Pera.
The study, conducted with the MIT Center for Digital Business, uncovered several characteristics that equate to digital dexterity. Companies, of course, need to have a significant online presence, but digital dexterity also includes the ability to rapidly adapt organizational design and become more intelligent through systematic data-driven decision making.
"When I say dexterity communication it may seem easy to say one is able to talk or draft an e-mail, but so many candidates struggle with brevity and being able to synthesize their thoughts in a way that is compelling and moving."--Torin Ellis
In a systematic review by Causby, Reed, McDonnell, and Hillier (2014), the Purdue Pegboard Test (PPT) was identified as one of the top three assessments of hand dexterity for health care professionals, due to its relatively higher reliability and validity and fewer confounding variables, such as age, gender, and handedness.
"As we looked at the requirements for bomb squads, one of the things that kept coming up was the need for greater dexterity," said Mark Kauchak, director of sales and customer support for Remotec.
"Many jobs, whether it is car making, vending machines or power stations, depend on people with dexterity. Making the most of dexterity and building skills start in school, be it working with a file, a saw or even a screwdriver.