CNS Tap Test

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About this app

As featured in the book Beyond Training by Ben Greenfield.

As featured in the podcasts:
- Harder to Kill Radio 026
- Ameer Rosic Optimal Health Show #58
- Ben Greenfield Fitness #263

CNS Tap Test is an adaptation of the Finger Tap Test (FTT) or Finger Oscillation Test (FOT) which is used to measure the status of the central nervous system (CNS), and is one of the most commonly used tests in neuropsychology, because of its simplicity and reliability, and because it generates relevant data about fine motor control, which is based on motor speed as well as kinesthetic and visual-motor ability.

The application should be used on a regular basis to determine an athlete’s baseline. If the CNS Tap Test result is elevated it is suitable for a maximum effort or a heavy lifting day. If the CNS Tap Test result is lower than average it may indicate CNS fatigue and impending sickness, injury or over-training.

Both hands should be tested on a regular basis in a consistent environment, typically every morning on waking. The procedure for testing is:

- Rest hand palm down on the heel of the hand on a flat surface
- Tapping is done with the index (pointing finger), and all other fingers remain on the flat surface
- The timer starts with the first tap
- When the timer expires no further taps will be accepted
- The result can either be saved or discarded.

Multiple samples can be captured per day.

The resulting data can be graphed, emailed or managed from within CNS Tap Test.
Updated on
Feb 1, 2021

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
45 reviews
A Google user
March 6, 2020
The app itself works fine, but the graphing tools are not good. The x axis scaling is unadjustable and doesn't scale properly- for example, if i miss a test, the graph wont show it, it will just make that interval longer misleadingly. It also exports the data in a way that makes it really difficult to import into a spreadsheet program that can actually graph properly. Both of these fixes should be really easy, but neither should be necessary.
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Dennis Bischoff, MS, CSCS-D
November 21, 2021
Great app, easy to use, and it provides you with amazing metrics. A great tool to help you know the condition of your central nervous system.
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A Google user
June 11, 2018
This app is awesome! Just brilliant! Put your hand flat on a table and tap with your index finger while keeping all other fingers down on table. My right is faster than my left, cause I'm right handed.
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What's new

- Improve diagnostics