The Influences of Capability and Character on Human’s Manual Dexterity

  • Shun Yao
  • Shengping ZhaoEmail author
  • Zhongting Zhou
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 576)


In order to investigate the impact of human’s capability and human’s character on manual dexterity, 83 college students as subjects were tested by BD-II-601 manual dexterity testing instruments. Two comprehensive evaluation parameters, namely “general athletic capability” and “artistic capability,” were constructed. Boxplots, two-factor ANOVA with repeated measures, t-test and other statistical methods were employed to analyze and test the experiment data. Statistical results show that the main effects of “general athletic capability” and “artistic capability” on the results of manual dexterity tests are statistically “very significant” (p < 0.01) and statistically “significant” (p < 0.05), respectively. However, the interaction of two comprehensive evaluation parameters is not statistically significant (p > 0.05). And, “character” should be considered as an interference factor to the results of manual dexterity tests.


Safety management Safety ergonomics Influencing factors Statistical analysis 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

The study was approved by the Logistics Department for Civilian Ethics Committee of College of Safety Science and Engineering, Nanjing Tech University.

All subjects who participated in the experiment were provided with and signed an informed consent form.

All relevant ethical safeguards have been met with regard to subject protection.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Safety Science and EngineeringNanjing Tech UniversityNanjingChina

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