Considerations for choosing an AMTI force plate
We also offer filler plates which allow you to organise your platforms. Quarter, half and full length filler plates can accommodate all spatiotemporal gait measurements alongside regular AMTI force plates.
Considering the above questions and options will help determine the ideal force platform for you. We will be pleased to assist and advise on the design of your AMTI force plate, so contact us for a free, no-obligation quote.
Strain gauge or hall effect technology
AMTI utilises two types of sensing technologies in its products: strain gauge and hall effect. Each offers distinct benefits and requires a unique hardware set up.
Most of AMTI’s products use strain gauge technology, which provides the most accurate and flexible force measurement solution.
“Hall effect” (magnetic sensor) technology is used in the AMTI portable range of force platforms for balance, gait, power analysis and low load. The use of Hall Effect sensors means that the platforms are lightweight and extremely durable – a necessity for platforms which are going to be moved around.
If you intend to use your AMTI force platform with horses, there is a wide range of force plates specially engineered for the study of equine gait. No two installations are exactly the same, and all AMTI equine gait platforms are constructed based on the user’s requirements. They are all available in dustproof, water-resistant and waterproof configurations.
We can offer custom solutions, as well as standard sizes which encompass the most frequently-requested dimensions (600 x 900 mm, 600 x 1200 mm, 900 x 900 mm, and 1200 x 1200 mm). Each platform is designed to accept different top surfaces so that they match the look and feel of the surrounding area.
Canine gait and other animals
For canine gait we recommend using the AMTI portable Accugait system with modular walkway. Digital and analogue data acquisition is available for integration with motion capture systems. Bespoke third party canine gait software can also be purchased. AMTI force plates can also be used for sheep, cattle and other animals.
We also provide force plates as small as 6 x 6 inches for low loads, such as a human finger, and for small animals such as mice, birds and rats. Please contact us for more information.
Institutions in the UK using their AMTI force platform systems for animal and veterinary uses include:
Bristol University Veterinary School (canine uses)
Royal Veterinary College, Structure and Motion Laboratory (bovine uses)
University of Cambridge, Department of Veterinary Medicine (ovis aries uses)
University of Liverpool: Veterinary Preclinical Sciences (equine uses)
The Bio-Measurement System (BMS) is Optima technology in the most affordable package.
Canes, Crutches and Walker Sensors
These sensors are specifically designed for the precise measurement of the forces and moments transmitted through walkers, canes and crutches.
Custom and Special Designs
These bespoke force plates are tailor-made to your requirements, including waterproof systems and glass-top platforms.
Filler Force Plates
We supply AMTI filler force plates in quarter, half and full length sizes to create the optimum custom set-up.
Force Plate Stairs
The force platform stairway has been designed in response to clinical patient requests to improve their gait while going up and down stairs.
The multi-axis load cells (multi-axis transducers) are ideal whenever it is important to measure forces and moments in three dimensions.
These treadmills can be with or without incline, and are a compact dual-belt end-to-end force sensing treadmill.
Multi-Axis Wear-Testing Machines
These simulate human joint motion, for the purpose of testing and evaluating prosthetic devices prior to clinical use.
Optima High Performance System
This ground-breaking development in force technology offers a 10-fold improvement over any other force platform available on the market.
Portable Force Plates
Lightweight, simple and easy-to-use, these portable force plates are a flexible solution that are ready to set up on any flat surface.
We offer a range of software which can be used for data acquisition, analysis, research, rehabilitation, training and more.