Kistler Multi-Component Force Plates Support Clinical Gait, Running and Balance Analyses



Kistler (www.kistler.com), a worldwide supplier of precision sensors, systems and instrumentation for the dynamic measurement of pressure, force, torque and acceleration, has announced the Type 9260AA, a portable multi-component force plate, designed to make high-accuracy measurements of ground reaction force, moment and center of pressure, in support of clinical gait, running and balance analysis applications.

Design of the Kistler Type 9260AA incorporates the use of a multi-component piezoelectric force sensor, offering a Fz measurement range of up to 5 kN, while ensuring very low cross-talk and excellent center of pressure (COP) accuracy. The force plate features a compact, lightweight aluminum composite top for a total weight of less than 22 pounds (10 kilograms), allowing for portable use on any flat surface. The top plate may also be covered with any type of flooring material without negative effects on offset or linearity.  The unit is available in two sizes, as either the Type 9260AA6 (500 x 600 millimeters) or the Type 9260AA3 (500 x 300 millimeters). The sensor connector is located underneath the force plate, allowing for ease of installation with reduced setup time and maintenance costs. Kistler’s long-term product reliability and stability result in a lower overall cost of ownership, as compared to traditional measurement systems.

For additional details and specifications, please contact Kistler North America toll-free (in the US & Canada) at 1-888-KISTLER, via email at sales.us@kistler.com or visit www.kistler.com.

About the Kistler Group

The Swiss-based Kistler Group (www.kistler.com) is a leading global supplier of dynamic measurement technology for pressure, force, torque and acceleration. Kistler technology is used to analyze physical processes, control industrial processes and optimize product quality. Kistler has a full range of sensors, electronics and systems for engine development, vehicle technology, assembly technology, plastic and metal processing, as well as biomechanics. The Group maintains its global presence through 28 sales and manufacturing companies, with tech centers on all continents and more than 30 agencies, enabling the Group to maintain local contact with customers and offer individualized application support. The Kistler Group employs 1,200 people worldwide and generated revenues of CHF 279 million in 2012.

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