Allows measurement of vertical, horizontal & parallel force applied directly on to the platform.
See the Buying Guide for this item's required, recommended, and additional accessories.
The 2-axis Force Platform has a second plate that rides on rollers on the base force platform to measure the force parallel to the platform. There are a total of five force beams: four corner beams to measure the normal force and a fifth beam to measure the parallel (sideways) force.
SPARKvue and Capstone can read the loads from the individual load cells. Using calculations within either SPARKvue or Capstone, it is possible to calculate the center of force for a single platform. Interested in the rate of force development? Apply the derivative calculation within SPARKvue or Capstone to find this useful exercise physiology parameter.
- 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
- Pull an object across the platform and measure the normal and frictional forces
This product requires PASCO software for data collection and analysis. We recommend the following option(s). For more information on which is right for your classroom, see our Software Comparison: SPARKvue vs. Capstone »
This product requires a PASCO Interface to connect to your computer or device. We recommend the following option(s). For a breakdown of features, capabilities, and additional options, see our Interface Comparison Guide »
Dedicated Datalogging with SPARK LXi
Consider an all-in-one, touchscreen data collection, graphing, and analysis tool for students. Designed for use with wired and wireless sensors, the SPARK LXi Datalogger simultaneously accommodates up to five wireless sensors and includes two ports for blue PASPORT sensors. It features an interactive, icon-based user interface within a shock-absorbing case and arrives packaged with SPARKvue, MatchGraph!, and Spectrometry software for interactive data collection and analysis. It can additionally connect via Bluetooth to the following interfaces: AirLink, SPARKlink Air, and 550 Universal Interface.
|Handle Set, Force Platform||PS-2548||$46|
|Force Platform Structure Bracket||ME-6988A||$40|
Force sensors are a classic component of any physics lab and provide students with a chance to visualize motion in real-time. We have spent decades developing innovative force sensors and load cells that continue to push the boundaries of motion experiments. This page compares connectivity and applications for our ScienceWorkshop, PASPORT, and Wireless Force Sensors, as well as our load cells.
Lab Activities & Experiments
|2 Axis Force Platform (PS 2142) Physiology Experiments||1.43 MB|
|PASPORT 2 Axis Force Platform Manual||English||306.04 KB|