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International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research

Table 3 Hand measurement examples (Griffin et al. 2019a)

From: The development of a performance hand wear and tools product innovation framework

Measurement Description
Hand circumference Circumference of the hand, around the palm, at the level of the palm metacarpal crease
Palmar spread Surface distance from the side of the 2nd digit’s metacarpal-phalangeal joint crease to the side of the 5th digit’s metacarpal-phalangeal joint
Total hand length—dorsal Perpendicular distance on the surface of the hand, from the finger tip of the 3rd digit to the base wrist crease landmark
Total hand length—palmar Perpendicular distance on the surface of the hand, from the finger tip of the 3rd digit to the distal wrist crease landmark
Metacarpal–phalangeal joint spread Distance between the 1st digit’s metacarpal-phalangeal joint and the 5th digit’s metacarpal-phalangeal joint
Phalange spread Distance between the finger tip of 1st digit to the finger tip of the 5th digit