Last week the Biomechanics Team were at Leeds Trinity University installing AMTI force plates.

Two BMS400600 High Frequency plates were accompanied by two full-size filler plates, creating the optimum set-up for the gait lab applications at the Leeds Trinity School of Sport and Wellbeing. These force plates will be integrated with a Motion Analysis Corporation Motion capture system.

The Optima range by AMTI offers superior accuracy, high natural frequency, and flexibility across applications than any other force plate on the market, including gait, balance and sports.

An AccuPower force plate was also supplied, a portable solution for jump, drop landing, squat analysis and more.

About the Optima-BMS

The Biomechanics Measurement System (Optima-BMS) is Optima technology in the most affordable package. The BMS400600 is AMTI’s most popular mountable force plate, offering superior accuracy, high natural frequency, and flexibility across applications. The Optima-BMS is available in Standard Frequency or High Frequency, which can be beneficial for highly dynamic applications or scenarios with increased environmental vibrations.

The Optima precision calibration process involves up to 4000 measurements taken along a high-density grid that covers the entire platform surface. Multiple loads are applied at up to 400 locations using a precision machine capable of maintaining absolute positioning accuracy of 0.005mm, which is certified by The Association for Manufacturing Technology.

This process results in market-leading specifications, including:

  • Centre of pressure (COP) error typically of <0.5mm
  • Crosstalk, % app load, typically of ± 0.2%
  • Measurement accuracy, % applied load typically ± 0.5%

Click here to read more about the Optima-BMS.

About the AccuPower-O

The AccuPower-Optimized (ACP-O) multi-axis force platform is a portable solution for jump, drop landing, squat analysis and more. Equipped with wheels, a handle and just one 15′ USB cable, you can take the ACP-O with you for data collections in classrooms, weight rooms, court-side or even outside in the right weather conditions.

The AccuPower-O attains unprecedented levels of accuracy for measuring centre of pressure, forces and moments. This breakthrough in performance is made possible by AMTI’s unique precision grid calibration technology. New levels of accuracy enable researchers and sports scientists to perform better science based on more accurate input data.

Click here to read more about the AccuPower-O.

About Summit Medical and Scientific

Summit Medical and Scientific are an award-winning UK sales partner for innovative biomechanics systems and rehabilitation technology. We’re proud to supply state-of-the-art clinical, research and software solutions from some of the world’s top manufacturers, including AMTIAccuPower SolutionsCometa, ddrobotec®, Hocoma, Life Science RoboticsMotekTreadmetrix and XSENSOR.

With over 25 years of experience in the market, we’ve worked with almost every university gait lab in the country and will find the best solution for you.

We offer the latest equipment which can be used within research projects, universities, military facilities, and sports centres for the assessment and measurement of balance, gait, movement, strength and conditioning, podiatry, orthopaedics, sports performance, rehabilitation, equine and veterinary uses, and more.

Our technology includes force platesinstrumented treadmillselectromechanical gait trainersrobotic and sensor-based therapy devicesbody weight support systemsEMG and IMU sensors, and plantar pressure measurement systems.

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