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Bertec Force Plates, Jump Plates & Force bars

Compute forces, moments, directions, torques & centres of pressure

Bertec Force Plates

Bertec Force Plate

Leading gait researchers choose Bertec force plates. Thousands of research projects in hundreds of clinics and labs around the world have relied on Bertec force plates to compute forces, moments, directions, torques, and centers of pressure and have enjoyed:

  • Both top-mount and foot-mount options available
  • Documented, superior accuracy with no drift
  • Superb resolution with 0% cross-talk — best on the market
  • No signal interference from outside sources with 100% digital encoding
  • Wide range of sizes and load capacities
  • Strongest industry warranty. 7 years on hardware and electronics

Bertec force plates have been specifically designed for gait, balance, ergonomic and sports analyses using strain gage technology, innovative designs, and quality manufacturing.

Force plates are available in a variety of sizes and load ranges and can be used with any motion analysis system including camera-based systems using passive markers, active markers or magnetic sensors.

The force plate signal is fed into your choice of amplifier — digital, analog or dual digital/analog output. The digital signal output can be directly plugged into a standard USB port without the requirement of an additional PC card for analog-to-digital (A/D) signal conversion.

Bertec Force Plates simultaneously measure three force components along the x, y, and z axes and three moment components about the x, y, and z axes for a total of six outputs. Balance and jump plates measure the vertical force and two moments which can be used to compute the Center of Pressure (CoP).

Analysis Software

MIE Pro-Vec is a powerful software package for use with Bertec force platforms.
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Bertec Jump Plates

Bertec Jump Plate

When precise biomechanical measurements are required, researchers and trainers trust Bertec to deliver accurate and reliable results. Jump force, power and height can make a huge difference in human performance training and can influence critical strains and stresses.

Bertec force plates and biomechanics measurement technology capture the minute performance details that are invisible to the human eye and allow researchers and trainers to assess and track performance.

Jump plates have been used by researchers and trainers in sports, ergonomics, orthopedics, prosthetics, and rehabilitation to:

  • Measure performance
  • Provide a quantitative benchmark
  • Compare individual results over time
  • Compare variations or techniques
  • Provide feedback during training

Jump Plates are Balance Plates modified to withstand high forces of impact.

BP-series force plates output vertical force (Fz) and the x and y positions of the Center of Pressure (CoPx and CoPy) using a convenient USB cable.

Our extremely easy-to-use software is a powerful integrated tool that collects data from the jump plate and converts the results into useful analytics.

Advanced users in gait analysis, sports performance and ergonomics research rely on the additional data provided by our FP-series force plates. The FP-series force plate outputs all direct data channels (Fx, Fy, Fz, Mx, My, Mz) and additional information (CoPx, CoPy) needed for biomechanics calculations.

Bertec Force Bars

Bertec Jump Plate

Now you can go beyond grip forces and capture forces exerted by the upper body. Researchers and trainers in gait analysis, sports performance and ergonomics can better understand whole body biomechanics and the shifts between lower and upper body reaction forces.

The force bar can be used to examine the upper body forces and moments involved during gait, stability, and neurological analysis. Measure multi-component forces and moments (Fx, Fy, Fz, Mx, My, Mz), and calculate power and work in a variety of research and testing environments.

The rugged design and construction along with the superior characteristics of strain gage sensors provide high sensitivity, zero cross-talk, excellent repeatability, and long term stability.