Portable Force Platform Range

All AMTI portable force platforms are fully multi-component, measuring the three orthogonal forces of Fx. Fy and Fz and the three orthogonal moments of Mx, My and Mz.    They are lightweight and are shipped configured and ready to use on any relatively flat surface.  Unlike AMTI's standard strain gauge platforms, the Accusway uses state of the art Hall effect sensor technology.   The use of Hall effect sensors rather than standard strain gauge sensors means that it is extremely durable and has a high overload capacity. 

The portable platforms have two modes of operation: digital and analogue.  In digital mode the platforms can be used with AMTI's software and can also be seamlessly integrated with Contemplas Templo video analysis software. In analogue mode the platform can be used with other analogue systems, eg. motion capture systems with data acquisition via their A/D interface.

The systems are very easy to set up and use.  All electronics are integral to the platform.  There is a simple telephone cable connection from the platform to an interface box.   A power supply is also connected to the interface box to provide power to the platform.   Digital outputs are connected from the interface box via RS232 and USB to a PC or laptop with AMTI software installed.  Analogue outputs are connected via analogue cable to the third party system A/D interface.

The Accusway system has been specifically designed for the measurement of balance and postural sway.  Software available: Netforce, Balance Clinic and Balance Trainer.

There is also a dual top version of the Accusway available, the Accusway Dual Top which has two separate force platforms, one for each foot, on one base.

The Accugait system is suitable for gait and balance.   A Walkway is available for use with the Accugait platform.  It is made in sections from lightweight aluminium foam composite with line up pins and quick latches for ease of use.   Sections include middle surround sections to enable in-line or offset configurations, flat sections and tapered end sections.

The Accugait and Walkway combination provides a complete portable gait analysis solution, particularly in locations where it is not possible to have a standard floor mounted or recessed system.  Software available: Netforce, Balance Clinic, Balance Trainer and Bioanalysis.  For gait analysis we recommend Contemplas video analysis software for real-time force vectors, force curves and EMG for use with the Accugait.

The AccuPower system has been developed by AMTI and Athletic Republic to provide a complete system for functional power assessment, including hardware and data acquisition and analysis software.  It is also compatible with Dartfish Prosuite video analysis (www.Dartfish.com). DartPower provides a powerful testing and training package enabling users to maximise the performance of their athletes while minimising the time spent analysing video and preparing useful feedback and analysis.  The AccuPower platfom has the addition of two wheels at one end and a handle at the other end, for easy relocation of the platform within a room.

AccuPower data acquisition and analysis software is provided with the AccuPower platform.  It provides three modes of operation – feedback, testing and playback.  Calculations include centre of mass velocity profile, power profile, peak power/jump (negative/positive), rate of power development, COM jump height/length.  More details of the AccuPower software are available at www.accupowersoftware.com.

The HE600600 is a smaller portable platform developed solely by AMTI for jump/power testing.  It is available for use with AMTI’s Netforce data acquisition software.

The HE6x6 Lowload platform is a small (6 x 6 inch) portable platform for quantifying very low loads and uses include human proprioception testing and small animal applications. Capacities range from 4.5 – 89 Newtons. Here is a link to a video from the University of Calgary showing a rat gait experiment HE6x6 Rat Gait

We have Accusway and AccuPower systems available - contact us if you would like a demonstration.

AccuPower
Large portable multi-axis force platform 762 x 1016 x 124 mm.  Integrated system includes data acqusition and analysis software with graphic display and standard jump tests and user definable settings.  Compatible with Dartfish video analysis software to show force data overlaid on video.
AccuPower
Portable force platform for jump/power analysis shown being used with a testing rack custom made by Pullum Sports for IsoMTP assessment.
AccuGait
Portable multi-axis force platform 500 x 500 x 44 mm system specifically designed for gait and balance analysis where portability is required.   A modular walkway system is also available. Image shows Accugait being used with Contemplas Templo software for gait analysis and Myon 320 EMG
HE6x6
Measures very low loads.  Suitable for human proprioception testing or small animal studies.
Accusway
Multi-axis portable platform specifically designed for balance analysis and training.