Accession Number : AD0634047

Title :   EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES OF HANDWRITING SIGNALS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. (Doctoral thesis),

Corporate Author : RESEARCH LAB OF ELECTRONICS MASS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s) : MacDonald,John S.

Report Date : 31 MAR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : A system for measuring the displacement, velocity, and acceleration of hand-writing movements has been developed. Samples of handwriting processed by this system indicate that the acceleration waveforms of uninterrupted handwriting approximate multilevel trapezoidal time functions. Electronic simulation of the measured displacement, velocity, and acceleration waveforms of handwriting has been accomplished. The 'handwriting' produced by the electronic simulator can duplicate uninterrupted handwriting with a high degree of accuracy. The simulator represents a point mass driven by a trapezoidal 'force' function. Preliminary results have been obtained which are directed toward the establishment of relations between the model and the biological system responsible for handwriting. Possible applications of the techniques and apparatus developed in this report to problems of handwriting recognition and neurological studies are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NEUROMUSCULAR TRANSMISSION, ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY), ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, BIONICS, MOTION, TRANSDUCERS, GEOMETRIC FORMS, SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE