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ERIC Number: EJ847594
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1367
Estimation of Errors in Force Platform Data
Psycharakis, Stelios G.; Miller, Stuart
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v77 n4 p514-518 Dec 2006
Force platforms (FPs) are regularly used in the biomechanical analysis of sport and exercise techniques, often in combination with image-based motion analysis. Force time data, particularly when combined with joint positions and segmental inertia parameters, can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of a wide range of movement patterns in sport and exercise. Given that FPs are regularly used in sport and exercise research, not only for data collection, but also for evaluating other biomechanical equipment, the lack of attention paid to the likelihood of errors in their measurements is somewhat surprising. Although the scientific literature for kinematic data has established and consistently reported the estimation and propagation of errors, FP data are often taken as error-free. This study establishes the magnitude of possible measurement errors from a FP typically used in sport and exercise biomechanics, by applying an easy-to-use, time-efficient method. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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