Advanced Analysis of Finger-Tapping Performance: A Preliminary Study

Barut C., Kiziltan E., GELİR E. , Kokturk F.

BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.30, sa.2, ss.167-171, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/balkanmedj.2012.105
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.167-171


Background: The finger-tapping test is a commonly employed quantitative assessment tool used to measure motor performance in the upper extremities. This task is a complex motion that is affected by external stimuli, mood and health status. The complexity of this task is difficult to explain with a single average intertap-interval value (time difference between successive tappings) which only provides general information and neglects the temporal effects of the aforementioned factors.