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    hand profile?

    "We explain the use of pressure, stretch, movement, and other sensory experiences to help relieve hand problems. In addition, we'll consider your hand profile."

    What is hand profile?

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    Re: hand profile?

    Probably means the physiotherapist will visually assess the way in which the hand is being held or moved in order to work out further exercises.

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    Re: hand profile?

    I found this sentence from Biometrics come of age

    'If you buy a season ticket to Disney World, you'll only get in if the shape of your hand matches "your" hand profile in a database. Several other access-control systems now use face recognition.'

    It looks like "hand profile" refers to the shape of one's hand??

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    Re: hand profile?

    In the first example, it sounds as if they are diagnosing medical complaints of the hand. In that case, I think that "hand profile" means an evaluation of how you use your hand on a regular basis. If you work on a computer and type steadily for eight hours per day, you are prone to carpal-tunnel syndrome. Other people, like cashiers and construction workers, are liable to suffer from repetitive stress injuries to their hands and wrists.

    In the Disney example, they are talking about a method of identifying people - you place the palm of your hand on a machine and it will confirm whether or not you are the rightful owner of the pass you are using.

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