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.
ForceDecks recently launched the FDLite Force Platforms to complement the existing FD4000 system. The FDLites use the same high capacity load cells as the FD4000s, maintaining the levels of accuracy and durability that are the hallmark of ForceDecks. However, they offer a significant reduction in size and weight over the FD4000s, ideal for users who require a system for travel or for easy movement on and off boxes and around the gym for diverse lower and upper body isometric tests.
An optional aluminium surround is available to fit around the Platforms.
Dimensions: w: 300mm x l.485mm x h: 53mm
Weight:10kg per platform (20kg per pair)
Sampling Rate: upto 1000 Hz
Capacity: 2,000kg (500kg per load cell)
Measuring Range: 0 -1,000kg (Fz only]
Linearity & Hysteresis:<0.05% over calibrated range
Power: Output 24V from supplied 90-264V PSU
Connectivity: USB(NB: only 1 x USB required to connect both Sensor Plates).
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.
ForceDecks was the first software package specifically designed to meet the needs of S&C and sports medicine professionals. At the click of a button, ForceDecks provides feedback on key metrics related to performance, injury risk and/or rehabilitation progress including jump height, peak power and concentric and eccentric impulse – and a range of ‘novel’ markers of athletic performance, fatigue and rehab progress such as flight time, contraction time, eccentric duration, eccentric RFD and asymmetries in the take-off and landing phases.
ForceDecks software is also explicitly designed for dual force platform systems which generate an additional level of intelligence on athletes’ neuromuscular status by evaluating left-right force distribution across the different phases of double limb tests, providing critical information
on strength asymmetries and compensatory strategies.
ForceDecks’ latest application FD Jump! provides live rep-by-rep results on performance variables, referenced to their historical values for immediate feedback on historical trends.
FD Jump! also supports new features like multiplatform testing from a single dashboard, and multiple athletes and/or test types in a single recording session – cutting even more time from your testing procedures.
ForceDecks Leaderboard gives athletes immediate feedback on their test performance alongside their previous results and displays alltime and daily top 10 tables for the team for any parameter – enhancing athlete engagement in the competitive environment.
“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.”
Michelle Pearson, Head of S&C, English Institute of Sport
“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