Modeling Curved Movement
Byrne, Michael D.
Master of Arts
This work aims to further the understanding of the trajectory and velocity profile of curved motion. Two competing theories, the two-thirds power law and the minimum jerk velocity profile, were tested. A set of two experiments was run that had the subjects generate curved motion. The first experiment had subjects move along a bounded oval and the second experiment had subjects move is a less constrained manner inducing a curved path. The study shows evidence for the expected effects of distance travel and allowable room for error. The evidence for the two movement profiles explaining the data is minimal.
Cognitive modeling; Motor movement