Research on balance and postural control using a force plate has been ongoing for several decades. This work focuses largely on the calculation of center of pressure (COP) from forces applied by the feet to the ground during standing.
Changes in the location of center of pressure over time (i.e., postural sway) have been shown to be a good indicator of how well people can control their center of mass, an important component of maintaining one’s balance. Using the BTrackS™ Explore Balance software, researchers have the ability to:
In addition, all BTrackS™ Explore Balance data are easily exportable to delimited text files for further analysis by the user.