Hand-reach Task

V. Joers, A. Haertel, S. L. Loerch, M. E. Emborg

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


A hand reach task (HRT) is defined as a test to assess the motor systems ability to plan, initiate, coordinate hand-eye movement, and execute dexterity. In this chapter we will review the application of HRTs as tools for assessment of humans and animal models of movement disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Movement Disorders
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780123741059
ISBN (Print)9780123741011
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Basal ganglia
  • Dexterity
  • Dopamine
  • Essential tremor
  • Fine motor skills
  • Hand reach task
  • Huntington's disease
  • Movement disorders
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Tremor
  • Voluntary movements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)


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