The ForcePlates measure as little as the touch of a finger through to full standing weight-bearing. Multiple ForcePlates can be used to increase the data collection options. Use of two ForcePlates provides easy measurement of bilateral upper or lower limb weight distribution. Combining four ForcePlates allows continuous dynamic measurement of anterior/posterior and mediolateral weight distribution.
There are two model options - the FP3 and the FP4. Each ForcePlate consists of a sandwich of two uniform precision metal plates, with four load cells mounted between them. The vertical component of the total reaction force is measured independent of where it is applied over the surface of the plates.