tactile sensitivity


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tac·tile sen·si·tiv·i·ty

(taktil sensi-tivi-tē)
Clinical ability to feel vibrations transmitted from instrument's working-end with his or her fingers as they rest on the shank and handle.
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Several sensory processing domains had an inversely proportional relationship with feeding and eating behaviors in the study sample; atypical performance in the areas of tactile sensitivity, visual/auditory sensitivity, and low/weak energy were predictors of more typical feeding and eating behaviors.
Perhaps faculty believe learning pre-clinical skills such as indirect vision, tactile sensitivity and other Instrumentation basics is best learned first with unmagnified vision.
5,14) Tactile sensibility is an important parameter for the execution of several dental procedures; although subjective, tactile sensitivity is frequently used by experienced clinicians for the determination of the apical diameter in endodontics.
Findings of increased scores in the section Touch Processing supports previous research of the presence of tactile sensitivity issues in young children with ASD (Kientz & Dunn, 1997; Rogers, Hepburn, & Wehner, 2003; Tomcheck & Dunn).
To test the tactile sensitivity of the plantar surface of the feet in both nondisabled subjects and subjects with neuropathy, we used a set of 20 SWMs that varied between 0.
A lubricious surface finish, for example, can facilitate insertion of a medical instrument, whereas a slightly tacky surface can improve surgical instrument grips for tactile sensitivity and better instrument control.
It is assumed that the small differences are due to the higher tactile sensitivity of the hand compared to the feet.
The transparent film--broader than a fingertip but less than one ten-thousandth as thick as typical human skin--may ultimately boost the tactile sensitivity of robots, says chemical engineer Ravi F.
Tactile sensitivity was assessed by placing a wisp of cotton on the surface of both the earlobe and the infraauricular area on two separate occasions.
Other elastomer applications, such as chemical protective gloves that need elastomeric flexibility for dexterity and tactile sensitivity, also require the material to act as a barrier to molecular diffusion.
Powder-free, the glove provides exceptional tactile sensitivity and is textured for a more secure grip.
The coating makes the gloves easy to slide on and off; a fully textured surface provides a reliable grip, while allowing for superior tactile sensitivity.