PASPORT 2-Axis Force Platform - PS-2142

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Overview

The 2-axis Force Platform has a second plate which rides on rollers on the base force platform to measure the force parallel to the platform. There are a total of 5 force beams: 4 corner beams to measure the normal force and a fifth beam to measure the parallel (sideways) force.

The 2-axis Force Platform has two loops on the side to hang it on a wall.  Also available is the Force Platform Handle Set (PS-2548) which allows rugged handles to be mounted on either side (or both sides) of the Force Platform..

The 2-Axis Force Platform was developed in cooperation with Nancy Beverly, Assistant Professor of Physics at Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, New York.

Typical Applications

  • Measure the sideways force during a broad jump
  • Measure the normal and parallel forces on a wall as a ladder leans against the wall
  • Measure the normal and parallel forces as a person walks or runs across the platform
  • Measure the normal force on a person riding in an elevator
  • Pull an object across the platform and measure the normal and frictional forces

Specifications

Range
  • -1100 N to +4400 N (in normal direction)
  • -1100 N to +1100 N (in parallel direction)
Platform Size
  • 37 cm x 37 cm
Platform Mass
  • 6.4kg (without handles)
Zero (tare) Function
  • Push Button
Max Sample Rate
  • 1000 Hz (2000 Hz with the Xplorer GLX)
Resolution
  • 0.1 N
Force Overload Protection
  • up to 6600 N (1500 lb in normal direction), 1700 N (375 lb per beam)

Sports Biomechanics Article

Published online in September of 2016, the following article from the Journal of Sports Biomechanics explores the use of our Force Platform as a portable solution for assessing vertical jump, forward jump, and sprint start. Our low cost Force Platform was deemed to be a worthy option when compared to the "gold standard" platforms generally used for such assessments. 

Validity of a portable force platform for assessing biomechanical parameters in three different tasks

Buying Guide

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ME-6988A
Force Platform Structure Bracket
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Expand Your Set

If you have a PASCO Structures set you can build a truss, bridge, rollercoaster etc and then measure tension and compression forces with a Force Platform using the Force Platform Structure Bracket.

Force Platform Structure Bracket   ME-6988A

Interface Required

To use this product you need a PASCO interface. 

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Software Required

This product requires or recommends PASCO software for data collection and analysis. Either SPARKvue software or PASCO Capstone software may be used.