SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1990

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


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.

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Schieb, DA
Kistler Instrument Corp., Amherst, NY
Lochocki, RF
Kistler Instrumente AG, Winterthur, Switzerland
Gautschi, GH
Kistler Instrument Corp., Amherst, NY
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Developed by Committee: F13
Pages: 102–112
DOI: 10.1520/STP15505S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5156-7
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1408-1