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HARDWARE INFORMATION

Kistler Force Plate
Hardware Type
Measurement Devices, Physiologic
Test Equipment, Neurological

Description
The Kistler Force Plate is designed specifically for use in gait and balance analysis. The device uses triaxial (XYZ axis) piezoelectic force transducers mounted at the corners of each plate to measure the three components of the ground reaction force vector (vertical, anterior-posteror, and medio-lateral). It provides excellent accuracy of the center of pressure (COP), has a very wide measuring range, allows for easy mounting, flexible, portable usage, with a threshold of Fz <250 mN.

Versions of this Hardware
+ Version Used During the NASA-Mir Missions
+ Version Used During Ground-based Experiments
+ Version Used During Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) Experiments