Advanced Analysis of Finger-Tapping Performance: A Preliminary Study

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

BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.30, no.2, pp.167-171, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/balkanmedj.2012.105
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.167-171
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


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.