A kinematic model of the human long finger and the six muscles that actuate it is presented. The model transforms finger pose into estimates of muscle excursions and fingertip location. The effects of abduction/adduction about the metacarpo-phalangeal joint are accounted for, as are the effects of flexion of the three finger joints. A set of parameters are provided which approximate kinematics of the segments and muscles of a cadaver finger over the range of finger poses humans normally assume. Copyright (C) 2000 IPEM.