STP1103: Frictional and Ground Reaction Force Measurement with the Multicomponent Quartz Force Plate

    Schieb, DA
    Biomechanics product manager and vice president of Manufacturing, Kistler Instrument Corp., Amherst, NY

    Lochocki, RF
    Head of Far East Operations, Kistler Instrumente AG, Winterthur,

    Gautschi, GH
    Biomechanics product manager and vice president of Manufacturing, Kistler Instrument Corp., Amherst, NY

    Pages: 11    Published: Jan 1990


    Abstract

    Accurate measurement of ground reaction forces (GRF) are an essential prerequisite to understanding the nature and locomotion response mechanisms of complex slip and fall situations. Significant shortcomings have been reported with many devices currently used to measure static and dynamic frictional loads. This paper describes performance characteristics of the multicomponent quartz piezoelectric force plate (FP) which has been used successfully over two decades for various biomechanical measurements including materials and impact testing, shoe/surface study, and frictional and GRF testing.

    Keywords:

    coefficient of friction, shoe/surface interface, ground reaction forces, biomechanics, slip resistance, force plate


    Paper ID: STP15505S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F13.11

    DOI: 10.1520/STP15505S


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