Wearable Technology

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The current study provides preliminary data from an investigation of the relationship between movement history and skill on the approach a person takes to explore human machine interactions (HMI). We recruited participants representing a spectrum of athletic performers to non-performers to complete a set of manual dexterity tests as well as three tasks related to different aspects of HMI. Currently, our main finding is that dexterity seems to be related to goal discovery in the free search task, though it is not related to task completion time under an instructed task nor rating of utility of HMI. Ultimately, these results might be extended to inform HMI training and determine candidates for devices.