How to sign pulse in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Place the index and middle fingers of your dominant hand on your wrist, mimicking someone checking a person's pulse.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of pulse

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of pulse

End of Sign

Final Frame of pulse

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for pulse
Extend your index and middle fingers while keeping them together, folding the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for pulse
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.

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