Packaging interactions: Analysis of finger motion coordination

19 May 2017

Researchers at Sheffield Hallam University UK aimed to analyse motion coordination patterns during interactions with three of the most common types of packaging: plastic bottles, jars, and crisps packets.
The results showed that finger correlations vary widely across the differing pack formats with the crisps having the lowest finger movement correlation and the jar having the highest. Speed and jerk metrics were also seen to vary across the various pack formats. However, finger correlations were seen to be more relevant to perceived dexterity of pack opening than finger speeds and jerk motions. An article about the research is published in Packaging Technology and Science.
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