Skip to page content Mission Information

HARDWARE INFORMATION

Force Plates
Hardware Type
Measurement Devices, Other

Photo Gallery

Description
Force plates are measuring instruments that measure the ground reaction forces (GRFs) generated by a body standing on or moving across them, to quantify balance, gait and other parameters of biomechanics. The simplest force platform is a plate with a single pedestal, instrumented as a load cell. Better designs have a pair of rectangular plates one over another with load cells or triaxial force transducers between them at the corners.

Versions of this Hardware
+ Version Used During Extravehicular Activity Experiments