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fine motor skill

Any of the motor skills that require greater control of the small muscles than large ones, esp. for hand-eye coordination or for precise hand and finger movement. Fine motor skills include handwriting, sewing, and fastening buttons. Most movements require both large and small muscle groups, and there is considerable overlap between fine and gross motor skills, but distinguishing between the two is useful in rehabilitation settings, special education, adapted physical education tests, motor development tests, and aptitude tests in industry and in the military .
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A female Swedish patient with hand amputation has become the first recipient of an osseo-neuromuscular implant to control a dexterous hand prosthesis.
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"This feedback was very important for the doctors to get the exact location of the target to be lesioned." Prasad described the surreal experience of being conscious on the operating table during the seven-hour procedure as his fingers slowly became more dexterous. "I was amazed to see my fingers improve magically on the operation table itself.
Procurement of LY-80 weapon system necessitated training of troops of Army Air Defence for its dexterous employment.
At one point in "Biomechanical Characteristics of Hand Coordination in Grasping Activities of Daily Living," authors noted that hand coordination "should indicate the mystery of the Creator's invention" and also credited the mechanical architecture of the human hand as "the proper design by the Creator for dexterous performance of numerous functions."
This allows for ease of movement and the tapered fingers ensure that dexterous tasks can be performed with ease.
Ideally, a dental technician is careful and methodical, concentrates well and is quite dexterous.
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With his melodic and dexterous voice and his chiseled-marble lyrics, Shelburne Falls native Seth Glier is a striking singer-songwriter, one capable of riveting attention immediately with songs such as "Next Right Thing,'' "The Trouble With People'' and "The Stars and Glitter.''
The project is part of 'technology for education project' to help the students understand modern concepts through dexterous use of educational technology in classrooms.