WO2014158111A1 - Arms coordination test device - Google Patents

Arms coordination test device

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WO2014158111A1
WO2014158111A1 PCT/TR2014/000080 TR2014000080W WO2014158111A1 WO 2014158111 A1 WO2014158111 A1 WO 2014158111A1 TR 2014000080 W TR2014000080 W TR 2014000080W WO 2014158111 A1 WO2014158111 A1 WO 2014158111A1
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reference
coordination
pen
image
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Gülfer AYDOĞAN
Remzi SÜLO
Hayriye Canan SÜMER
Buğra KOKU
Habibe Tuğba Erol KORKMAZ
Buğra ÖZÜTEMIZ
Ayda ERİŞ
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Coşkunöz Holding Anonim Şirketi
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B5/00Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
    • A61B5/103Detecting, measuring or recording devices for testing the shape, pattern, colour, size or movement of the body or parts thereof, for diagnostic purposes
    • A61B5/11Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor, mobility of a limb
    • A61B5/1124Determining motor skills
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B5/00Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
    • A61B5/16Devices for psychotechnics; Testing reaction times ; Devices for evaluating the psychological state
    • A61B5/162Testing reaction times

Abstract

A coordination test device (30) which is integrated to a computer (10) which has a processor (11) and a data base (12) to provide determining candidates hand and arm coordination ability. Said coordination test device (30) comprising; a casing (31), a touch screen monitor (20) is provided inside of casing (31) as candidates can access, a drawing mechanism (40) is provided on the casing (31) which can be move over the touch screen monitor (20) and an electronic pen (50) which location can be detected by touch screen monitor (20), is provided on the drawing mechanism (40).

Description

SPECIFICATION ARMS COORDINATION TEST DEVICE TECHNICAL FIELD

A test system for determining the candidate, in particularly the worker for specified job, coordination between two arms. PRIOR ART

Today recruitment process consists various types of phases. At the phases different tests and techniques are implemented to candidates for determinate necessary abilities and perfections at the threshold level job requires. Tests which are implemented to candidates, built up on a psychological basics pursuant to definition of work. These tests include widespread abilities as cognitive, personal and psychomotor abilities.

Candidate's hand-arm coordination is takes up an important place at psychomotor abilities. Candidate's recognizing the instant stimulant and showing the reaction against the stimulant instantly is important. Moreover, candidates are using their hands and arms for various types of operations. Therefore at some operations candidates hand-arm coordination become more important. While the candidate is working, he/she has to show correct reaction to stimulant and perform his/her job correctly. Today most of the work machines at the business sectors are operated with two hands. Various types of business sector machines as construction equipment, press machines and surgical equipment efficiencies are changing according to operator's hand-arm coordination.

A coordination test system is disclosed at patent reference number US5525061A. The invention is providing to determinate the candidate's coordination in terms of abilities. The device works as follows; a drawing appears on a specified location. Candidate has to draw the same image with the aid of the elements which is provided on the device. On the other hand the device has some deficiencies. Elements on the device, are only allows to candidate's draw straight line. Therefore candidate couldn't draw annular or circular lines. Another deficiency is device can't measure the efficiency elements as completing the drawing time, drawing tip's movement speed and i.e. Other problem is device can't evaluate resemblance proportion of drawings, correction ratio of drawings and deviation of drawing areas. The most important problem is the device isn't integrated to a computer. Therefore comparing the candidates and drawings isn't possible.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to a coordination test device, in order to eliminate the abovementioned problems and to bring new advantages to the related technical field.

The main object of the present invention is to provide a coordination test device which is evaluating candidate hand-arm coordination.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a coordination test device which is providing to compare between candidate results. In order to realize all of the abovementioned objects and the objects which are to be obtained from the detailed description below, a coordination test device which is integrated to a computer which has a processor and a data base to provide determining candidates hand and arm coordination ability. Said coordination test device comprising; a casing, a touch screen monitor is provided inside of casing as candidates can access, a drawing mechanism is provided on the casing which can be move over the touch screen monitor and an electronic pen which location can be detected by touch screen monitor, is provided on the drawing mechanism.

In a preferred embodiment of the subject matter invention, to provide connection of the drawing mechanism to the casing; a pillar is provided on the casing and a ball bearing is provided on said pillar.

In another preferred embodiment of the subject matter invention, the drawing mechanism comprises; at least to arm which is connected to said ball bearing; at least a bearing is provided on the said arms; at least a guidance stick which is extends to each other, is hinged to said bearings; and a pen slot which is connecting the free ends of guidance sticks to each other.

In another preferred embodiment of the subject matter invention, at least a spindle is provided inside of the bearings for rotating the guidance sticks according to a fixed point. In another preferred embodiment of the subject matter invention, said pen slot has a ball bearing like structure.

In another preferred embodiment of the subject matter invention, the electronic pen settles in to the pen slot.

In another preferred embodiment of the subject matter invention, said handles are provided on the tip of the arms. In another preferred embodiment of the subject matter invention, handles are manufactured proper for human hand ergonomics.

In another preferred embodiment of the subject matter invention, multiple number of reference image is stored in the data base.

In another preferred embodiment of the subject matter invention, the reference image's line thickness (K) at least two times of electronic pen's line's thickness.

In another preferred embodiment of the subject matter invention, the reference images comprises; a first region, a turning point is provided at the end of the first region and a second region which is provided continuation of the turning point.

A computer aided test method for determining candidates hand and arm coordination ability. Said test method comprises steps of;

a) Registration of candidate's personal information to computer's data base, b) Giving the test instructions to the candidate at the touch screen monitor, c) Candidate leads to the electronic pen to starting point (B) with the aid of drawing mechanism for starting the test,

d) First reference image appears at the touch screen monitor,

e) Candidate starts from starting point (B) moves over the line's of the first reference image than turn back to starting point (B) again,

f) Next reference image appears at the touch screen monitor,

g) Candidate starts from starting point (B) moves over the line's of the reference image than turn back to starting point (B) again,

h) Same phase continues until predetermined number of reference image shown at the touch screen monitor. In another preferred embodiment of the subject matter invention, the processor records information as; completion time of drawing the reference image, total completion time of test, amount of staying the electronic pen in line thickness of reference image, amount of staying the electronic pen in line center line of reference image.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE FIGURES

In Figure 1 , schematic view of test system is shown. In Figure 2, a general view of coordination test device is shown. In Figure 3, top view of coordination test device is shown.

In Figure 4, an opened position of arm mechanism of coordination test device is shown.

In Figure 5, a closed position of arm mechanism of coordination test device is shown. In Figure 6, a virtual element for test system is shown. In Figure 7, a virtual element for test system is shown. In Figure 8, a virtual element for test system is shown. In Figure 9, a virtual element for test system is shown.

REFERENCE NUMBERS

10 Computer

11 Processor

12 Data Base

20 Touch Screen Monitor

30 Coordination Test Device

31 Casing

311 Front Wall

312 Upper Face

32 Pillar

33 Ball Bearing 40 Drawing Mechanism

41 First Arm

411 Handle

42 Second Arm

421 Handle

43 First Bearing

431 Spindle

44 Second Bearing

441 Spindle

45 First Guidance Stick

46 Second Guidance Stick

47 Pen Slot

50 Electronic Pen

60 Reference Image

601 First Reference Image

602 Second Reference Image

603 Third Reference Image

604 Fourth Reference Image 61 Diagonal Descent Region 62 Diagonal Ascent Region

63 Parallel Region

64 Vertical Region

65 Annular Region

66 Turning Point

A Arm Opening Direction

B Starting Point

D Arm Closing Direction

E Pen Closing Direction

F Pen Divergence Direction

K Image Line Thickness

R Drawing Mechanism Rotation Direction U Stick Rotation Direction

V Stick Rotation Direction THE DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

In this detailed description, the subject matter invention is explained with references to examples without forming any restrictive effect in order to make the subject more understandable. Accordingly, in the detailed description and in the figures below, a computer (10) integrated coordination test device (30) is described which is providing evaluation of candidates hand-arm coordination.

With reference to Figure 1 , schematic view of test system is given. The general outlines of test system comprise a computer (10) and a coordination test device (30) which is adapted to the computer (10). The computer (10) has a processor (1 1) which is providing the coordination between elements and controlling the test system working. Also the computer (10) has a data base (12). Information as like candidate information and reference images (60) which are used in test etc. are stored in said date base (12).

With reference to Figure 2, perspective view of the coordination test device (30) is shown. The coordination test device (30) has a touch screen monitor (20) which is provided in the protective casting (31). Touch screen monitor (20) is located in the casting (31) adjacent to front wall (311) as candidate can access to it. A pillar (32) is provided on the upper face (312) of the front wall (311 ) and a ball bearing (33) group is provided on the pillar (32). A drawing mechanism (40) which is located on the front wall (311 ), is connected to the ball bearing (33) group. The drawing mechanism (40) has a fist arm (41) and second arm (42) which are connected to ball bearing (33). Both arms (41, 42) have a handles (421 , 422) which are designed suitable for human hand ergonomics. A bearing (43, 44) for each arm (41 , 42) is located on near the middle point of arms (41 , 42). Guidance sticks (45, 46) which are extending to each other, are provided in the bearings (43, 44) which are connected via spindles (431 , 441). The drawing mechanism (40) has a pen slot (47) which the both guidance sticks (45, 46) are connected to it. The pen slot (47) as like a ball bearing structure. Guidance sticks (45, 46) have freedom to rotate, in the bearings (43, 44) and on the pen slot (47), with the condition to protect parallelism according to front wall (31 1 ). Parallelism of the guidance sticks (45, 46) are provided by the bearings (43, 44). The bearings (43, 44) consist of two walls which extends parallel to each other. There is an electronic pen (50) which can be detected by touch screen monitor (20), settles in to the pen slot (47). When the electronic pen (50) moves at the test it leaves a digital scar on the touch screen monitor (20). The electronic pen (50) draws a digital line when it moves. With reference to Figure 3, top view of coordination test device (30) is shown. The drawing mechanism (40) can be rotated in a determined direction (R) and an opposite direction over the ball bearing (33) group. Each arm (41 , 42) can be rotated independently over the ball bearing (33) group. Arms (41 , 42) can be move to closing direction (D), to the imaginary axis which divides the casting in half, and opening direction (A). Depending on the arms (41 , 42) movement the guidance sticks (45, 46) movement direction therefore the electronic pen (50) movement direction changes. When arms (41 , 42) move to the closing direction (D); guidance sticks (45, 46) moves to divergence direction (U). When arms (41 , 42) move to the opening direction (A); guidance sticks (45, 46) moves to closing direction (V). When guidance sticks (45, 46) moves to divergence direction (U), the electronic pen (50) starts moving to divergence direction (F) according to upper face (312). When guidance sticks (45, 46) moves to closing direction (V), the electronic pen (50) starts moving to closing direction (E) according to upper face (312). Both arms (41 , 42) and the elements on the both arms (41 , 42) can be move independently of each other. For example; candidate can hold the first arm (41) in a fixed position and he can move the second arm (42) by this wat he can move the electronic pen (50) on the touch screen monitor (20).

With reference to Figure 6, figure 7, figure 8 and figure 9 the reference images (60) which will be used for test system is shown. Reference images (60) consist of multiple areas which have different characteristics. As an example first reference image (601) and second reference image (602) consist of a diagonal descent region (61), a diagonal ascent region (62) and a parallel region (63). Difference between first and second reference image (601 , 602) is amount and frequency of said regions. At the third reference image (603) difference from first two reference image (601 , 602) is the third reference image (603) has vertical regions (64). Fourth reference image (604) has annular regions (65). There are turning points (66) on transition zones before every region. Ail the lines which consists reference images (60), has a thickness (K). Said thickness (K) is preferably more than the thickness of electronic pen's (50) line. The line's thickness (K) at most two times of electronic pen's (50) line's thickness. The thickness (K) is equal to amount of tolerance candidate can use during the test. By this way evaluation of movements of candidates hand over the reference images (60) with inside of the tolerance amount of thickness.

Working the coordination test device (30) and applying the coordination test as it follows. Candidates can move the first arm (41) and second arm (42) opening direction (A) or closing direction (D) by this way the electronic pen (50) can move on the touch screen monitor (20). When the necessity condition candidate can move the drawing mechanism's (40) whole elements over the ball bearing (33) in this manner the electronic pen (50) can be directed over touch screen monitor (20). Candidates can move arms (41 , 42) independently; it provides electronic pen (50) can move diagonal and radial.

Before the coordination test begins the electronic pen (50) creates traces as a point on the touch screen monitor (20). Thereby candidate can learn the electronic pen's (50) location visually. The reason for this during the test the electronic pen (50) not comes into contact with the touch screen monitor's (20) surface, preferably located slightly in the air. Said distance has to less than one centimeter. At the test phase candidate moves the electronic pen (50) over the reference images (60) which appears on the touch screen monitor (20). To be more descriptive according to sample reference images (601 , 602, 603, 604) the test is applied as follows. Candidate has to lead the electronic pen (50) to starting point (B) via the drawing mechanism (40). When the electronic pen (50) reaches to the starting point (B), the firs reference image (601) appears at the touch screen monitor (20). Candidate has to move electronic pen (50) over the first reference image's (601) line than reach again to the starting point (B). When the electronic pen (50) reaches the starting point (B) again second reference image (602) appears at the touch screen monitor (20). When candidate move the electronic pen (50) over the second reference image's (601) line than reach again to the starting point (B), third reference image (603) appears at the touch screen monitor (20). The coordination test continues until the whole reference images (60) are shown at the touch screen monitor (20). The number and the difficulty of the reference images (60) are determined by the exam preparative. The regions which are used at the reference images (60), may differ by the exam preparative. Complex regions as corrugated, wavy, curvy can be added to reference images (60) to make the test harder.

During the test the processor (11) records information. Said information includes; completion time, as a second manner, of drawing the reference image (60), total completion time of test, amount of staying the electronic pen (50) in line thickness of reference image (60), amount of staying the electronic pen (50) in line center line of reference image (60) etc. According to recorded information processor makes placement of candidates. This placement is made according to average score. If necessary, in specific positions officer can get detailed information. By this way candidate can placed different parameters.

Claims

1. A coordination test device (30) which is integrated to a computer (10) which has a processor (11) and a data base (12) to provide determining candidates hand and arm coordination ability characterized by the coordination test device (30) comprising; a casing (31), a touch screen monitor (20) is provided inside of casing (31) as candidates can access, a drawing mechanism (40) is provided on the casing (31 ) which can be move over the touch screen monitor (20) and an electronic pen (50) which location can be detected by touch screen monitor (20), is provided on the drawing mechanism (40).
2. A coordination test device (30) according to claim 1 , characterized in that to provide connection of the drawing mechanism (40) to the casing (31); a pillar (32) is provided on the casing (31) and a ball bearing (33) is provided on said pillar (32).
3. A coordination test device (30) according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the drawing mechanism (40) comprises; at least to arm (41 , 42) which is connected to said ball bearing (33); at least a bearing (43, 44) is provided on the said arms (41 , 42); at least a guidance stick (45, 46) which is extends to each other, is hinged to said bearings (43, 44); and a pen slot (47) which is connecting the free ends of guidance sticks (45, 46) to each other.
4. A coordination test device (30) according to any preceding claim, characterized in that at least a spindle (431 , 441) is provided inside of the bearings (43, 44) for rotating the guidance sticks (45, 46) according to a fixed point.
5. A coordination test device (30) according to claim 1 or 3, characterized in that said pen slot (47) has a ball bearing like structure.
6. A coordination test device (30) according to any preceding claim, characterized in that the electronic pen (50) settles in to the pen slot (47).
7. A coordination test device (30) according to claim 1 or 3, characterized in that said handles (41 1 , 421) is provided on the tip of the arms (41 , 42).
8. A coordination test device (30) according to claim 7, characterized in that handles (41 1 , 421) are manufactured proper for human hand ergonomics.
9. A coordination test device (30) according to claim 1 , characterized in that multiple number of reference image (60) is stored in the data base (12).
10. A coordination test device (30) according to claim 1 or 9, characterized in that the reference image's (60) line thickness (K) at least two times of electronic pen's (50) line's thickness.
11. A coordination test device (30) according to any preceding claim, characterized in that the reference images (60) comprises; a first region, a turning point (66) is provided at the end of the first region and a second region which is provided continuation of the turning point (66).
12. A computer (10) aided test method for determining candidates hand and arm coordination ability characterized by said test method comprises steps of;
i) Registration of candidate's personal information to computer's (10) data base (12),
j) Giving the test instructions to the candidate at the touch screen monitor (20), k) Candidate leads to the electronic pen (50) to starting point (B) with the aid of drawing mechanism (40) for starting the test,
I) First reference image (601) appears at the touch screen monitor (20),
m) Candidate starts from starting point (B) moves over the line's of the first reference image (601) than turn back to starting point (B) again,
n) Next reference image (60) appears at the touch screen monitor (20),
o) Candidate starts from starting point (B) moves over the line's of the reference image (60) than turn back to starting point (B) again,
p) Same phase continues until predetermined number of reference image (60) shown at the touch screen monitor (20).
13. A coordination test method according to claim 13, characterized in that the processor (1 1) records information as; completion time of drawing the reference image (60), total completion time of test, amount of staying the electronic pen (50) in line thickness of reference image (60), amount of staying the electronic pen (50) in line center line of reference image (60).
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