The relative light weight and small geometry of the plates aids in a wide range of upper and lower limb applications. 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 4 ForcePlates allows continuous dynamic measurement of anterior/posterior and mediolateral weight distribution.
There are two model options - the FP3 (100Kg full scale output) and the FP4 (250Kg full scale output). Each ForcePlate consists of a sandwich of 2 uniform precision metal plates, with 4 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.