ForceDecks Force platforms measure force at 1000Hz when a user performs static and dynamic actions. At the click of a button, the ForceDecks software then provides feedback on key metrics related to muscle performance, injury risk and/or rehabilitation progress Giving information such as jump height, peak power and force – as well as a range of ‘novel’ markers of athletic performance, fatigue and rehab progress such as flight time, contraction time, eccentric duration and asymmetries in the take-off and landing phases.
The platforms can also measure performance and asymmetries in static measures of maximum strength such as isometric mid-thigh pull and posterior chain tests.
Why use ForceDecks?
The system allows strength and conditioning, medical and sports science practitioners to perform evidence-based tests related to performance, fatigue, injury risk and return-to-play allowing them to:
1) Assess whether adaptions to strength and power training programmes are improving an athlete’s neuromuscular performance – or not.
2) Improve management of athlete workload and fatigue by assessing a range of markers of their response to competition and training.
3) Identify strength and impulse asymmetries, and compensatory strategies which are associated with prior injury and potentially increase the risk of further injury.
“The auto-recognition of tests and movements – along with the ability to longitudinally track athlete performance – has changed the way we can perform our assessment package. Due to intuitive system, more S&C coaches in more sports are undertaking these strength assessments, allowing more coaches to make better informed programming and coaching decisions.”
Alex Wolf, Head of S&C, English Institute of Sport
“ForceDecks is an unrivalled solution for force-plate analysis within the elite sporting sector, and has become an integral part of performance testing, readiness to train and return-to-play monitoring at Everton. The best-in-class force-plate technology and exceptional software produces both simple and in-depth force data analysis that can be used and interpreted across sports science and medical departments.”
Matt Taberner, Head of Sports Science, Everton FC
“The ForceDecks system is a perfect fit for Saracens, and has rapidly become an important part of our screening, monitoring and performance programmes. The software is intuitive, fast and customisable, and generates a great amount of information to help us better understand the physical qualities of our players on an individual level.”
Paddy Hogben, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Saracens RFC
“The NMP ForceDecks are integral to the neuromuscular assessments we perform, both with rehabilitating and bringing players to full fitness.
“The ForceDecks provide highly reliable data, are a really useful tool in assessing force asymmetries, and the software is very user friendly, calculating the metrics quickly and clearly.”
Dr Carl Wells, Sports Science Lead, St George’s Park
Manchester United FC, Arsenal FC, Leicester City FC, Everton FC, Crystal Palace FC, Southampton FC, Saracens Rugby, English Institute of Sport, LTA.