Force Plate

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Designed to collect data on forces developed during stepping, jumping, and other human-scale actions.

Description

Designed for much higher forces than the Dual-Range Force Sensor, the Force Plate can measure the forces developed during stepping, jumping, and other human-scale actions. For example, you can perform the following kinds of experiments:

  • Observe the change in normal force during an elevator ride.
  • Measure the impulse delivered by the floor during a jump.
  • Measure the reaction force as a student leans against a wall.

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Specifications

  • Force range: –850 to +3500 N or –200 to +850 N, where positive value is a compression force
  • Maximum non-damaging force: 4500 N (1000 lb) compression or 900 N (200 lb) pull evenly distributed
  • Resolution: 1.2 N or 0.3 N
    (LabQuest 2, LabQuest, LabQuest Mini, Go!Link, LabPro)
  • Dimensions: 28 cm by 32 cm by 5 cm

Download the user manual for full specifications

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Sensor Requirements

The Force Plate requires a compatible interface and software to collect data. Interface and software sold separately. Getting started with probeware »

Compatible Interfaces

The Force Plate is compatible with these interfaces:

Ordering Information

  • All prices are for U.S. educators.
  • Due to the product weight, additional shipping charges will apply.
NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
Force PlateFP-BTA$245
Optional Accessories
Extra Force Plate HandlesFP-HAN$15

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Educational use only: Vernier products are designed for educational use. They are not appropriate for industrial, medical, or commercial applications. Product usage disclaimer »

Order Code FP-BTA
U.S. Educator Price $245

Sample Data

A sample graph of a person stepping onto the Force Plate, jumping, then standing still
A sample graph of a person stepping onto the Force Plate, jumping, then standing still
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