Force Platforms

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Trust our proven track record. An international leader in force measurement technology for
biomechanics, Bertec Corporation began offering multi-component load transducers in 1987.
We specialize in gait analysis equipment, balance assessment and training, ergonomics, athletic
performance, and industrial applications for specialized load cells/transducers.

Researchers and clinicians in gait labs all over the world have trusted Bertec to provide accurate
force measuring equipment and software. Our relationships with our customers are personal and
invaluable. Our dedicated sales and support team strives to go above and beyond, to listen to your
needs and satisfy those expectations


Force Plates

Leading gait researchers choose Bertec force plates. Thousands of research projects in hundreds of clinics and labs around the world have relied on Bertec force plates to compute forces, moments, directions, torques, and centers of pressure and have enjoyed:

  • Both top-mount and foot-mount options available
  • Documented, superior accuracy with no drift
  • Superb resolution with 0% cross-talk — best on the market
  • No signal interference from outside sources with 100% digital encoding
  • Wide range of sizes and load capacities
  • Strongest industry warranty — 7 years on hardware and electronics!

Bertec force plates have been specifically designed for gait, balance, ergonomic and sports analyses using strain gage technology, innovative designs, and quality manufacturing.

Force plates are available in a variety of sizes and load ranges and can be used with any motion analysis system including camera-based systems using passive markers, active markers or magnetic sensors.

The force plate signal is fed into your choice of amplifier — digital, analog or dual digital/analog output. The digital signal output can be directly plugged into a standard USB port without the requirement of an additional PC card for analog-to-digital (A/D) signal conversion.

Digital acquisition software enables the user to collect data quickly without the need for additional custom designed software.

Balance plates and jump plates are specialized force plates. Bertec Force Plates simultaneously measure three force components along the x, y, and z axes and three moment components about the x, y, and z axes for a total of six outputs. Balance and jump plates measure the vertical force and two moments which can be used to compute the Center of Pressure (CoP).

Standard Packages

Standard Gait & Posture Package Standard Gait & Impact Package Standard High Impact Package
Ideal For: Typical gait and posturography studies Gait, running, and jumping studies Sports science studies
Force Plate: FP4060-07-1000 highly sensitive plate with maximum load capacity
of 5000 N (1000 lbs).
FP4060-10-2000 sensitive gait measurement capability, high natural frequency, and a load capacity of 10,000 N (2000 lbs) make this the ideal hybrid force plate. FP6090-15-2000 large foot print (60 cm x 90 cm), high natural frequency, and load capacity 10,000 N (2000 lbs) make this the ideal sports science force plate.
Amplifier: AM6504: Four gain values (1, 2, 5, 10) for the Analog/Digital board; suitable for a wide variety of subjects. AM6800: Seven gain values
(1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100) for low impact studies; and simultaneous analog and digital outputs can be used with or without motion capture.
AM6800: Seven gain values
(1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100) for low impact studies; and simultaneous analog and digital outputs can be used with or without motion capture.
All Include: MP4060: Mounting plate that is made from precision cut aluminum for a truly flat and level surface (includes epoxy kit and all necessary mounting hardware).

FPA-10: Force plate-to-amplifier connection cable (10 meter cable with individually shielded twisted pairs for uninterrupted data transmission).

AMO-01: BNC amplifier output cable for use with an Analog/Digital board.


Jump Plates

Get the leading edge in jump force, power and height!

When precise biomechanical measurements are required, researchers and trainers trust Bertec to deliver accurate and reliable results. Jump force, power and height can make a huge difference in human performance training and can influence critical strains and stresses. Bertec force plates and biomechanics measurement technology capture the minute performance details that are invisible to the human eye and allow researchers and trainers to assess and track performance.

Jump plates have been used by researchers and trainers in sports, ergonomics, orthopedics, prosthetics, and rehabilitation to:

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  • Measure performance
  • Provide a quantitative benchmark
  • Compare individual results over time
  • Compare variations or techniques
  • Provide feedback during training

Jump Plates are Balance Plates modified to withstand high forces of impact. BP-series force plates output vertical force (Fz) and the x and y positions of the Center of Pressure (CoPx and CoPy) using a convenient USB cable.

Our extremely easy-to-use software is a powerful integrated tool that collects data from the jump plate and converts the results into useful analytics.

Advanced users in gait analysis, sports performance and ergonomics research rely on the additional data provided by our FP-series force plates. The FP-series force plate outputs all direct data channels (Fx, Fy, Fz, Mx, My, Mz) and additional information (CoPx, CoPy) needed for biomechanics calculations.

For the technical specifications of our Jump Plates, please refer to our Technical Specifications download section for more information.


Legacy Balance Systems

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Increase your physician referrals and insurance reimbursements with objective measurements and documented patient progress.

Differentiate your practice by incorporating computerized, objective evaluation and documentation using convenient screening and training modules.

Improve patient outcomes with visual biofeedback training.

Human balance relies on a complex control system and the Bertec balance plates are essential to capture minute shifts for accurate and objective measurements. Bertec’s 3-component balance plates measure vertical force and the Center of Pressure (CoP).

Bertec balance plates are rugged, durable, easy to set-up and operate. Bertec balance plates have an adjustable foot to counteract uneven surfaces, and convenient markers on the top surface for foot alignment. Bertec balance plates are perfect for postural control and other studies of human balance. Balance plates are available as a stand-alone product or as part of our BalanceCheck™ system.

Each balance plate comes with data acquisition software and USB cable. The built-in 16-bit digital electronics allow you to easily acquire data using your computer’s USB port.

Physicians, physical therapists, audiologists, and geriatric specialists can now get meaningful results to identify weaknesses, to train patients and to track patient progress over time using the Bertec Balance Plate alone or as part of the BalanceCheck™ system.

Multi-Axis Load Cells


Bertec’s load cells are reliable, durable and versatile — providing cost-effective investments that can be used in a wide variety of static and dynamic applications. Load cells range from simple one-component load transducers to higher-end six-component devices measuring three orthogonal forces (Fx, Fy, Fz) and the three orthogonal moments (Mx, My and Mz).

Using strain gage technology and high strength aluminum, our rugged load transducers have a high natural frequency. Calibration matrices are obsolete with Bertec’s internal 16-bit digital signal acquisition and conditioning.

Our load cells have been used in a myriad of clinical and industrial applications and designed for a wide range of loads and environmental conditions.



Technical Specifications

You may download and view the Product Technical Specifications that we have available. All Specifications are in PDF format, so you will need a compatible viewer such as Adobe Acrobat.

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Force/Balance/Jump Plates

Balance Plate Brochure

Portable Balance Plate Brochure
 (633.18 kilobytes)
Force Plate Brochure

Force Plate Brochure
 (1.39 megabytes)

Portable Force Plate Suitable for Gait Analysis
 (348.33 kilobytes)

Suitable for Gait Analysis
 (300.57 kilobytes)

Suitable for Gait Analysis
 (314.58 kilobytes)

Suitable for Gait Analysis
 (357.92 kilobytes)

Suitable for Gait Analysis and Sports Applications
 (311.97 kilobytes)

Suitable for Gait Analysis
 (381.2 kilobytes)

Suitable for Gait Analysis and Sports Applications
 (338.63 kilobytes)

Suitable for Gait Analysis
 (363.61 kilobytes)

Suitable for Gait Analysis and Sports Applications
 (322.78 kilobytes)

Suitable for Gait Analysis and Sports Applications
 (303.78 kilobytes)

Suitable for Gait Analysis and Sports Applications
 (348.67 kilobytes)

Load Cells

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Instrumented Treadmilll Brochure
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Analog Amplifier AM6501
 (430.78 kilobytes)
Analog Amplifier AM6504
 (674 kilobytes)
Analog and Digital Amplifier AM6800
 (328.66 kilobytes)
Digital Amplifier AM6500
 (387.51 kilobytes)