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Force plate for measuring the ground reaction forces in small animal locomotion.

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Zumwalt, AC; Hamrick, M; Schmitt, D
Published in: Journal of biomechanics
January 2006

The importance of kinetic force plate studies of locomotion in small animals has grown recently with the increasing use of rodent models for studies of musculoskeletal diseases. However, the force plates for use with animals much smaller than a cat are difficult to design and use. Here we present data on a commercially available small force plate that accurately collects whole-body and, in a modified form, single-limb ground reaction forces in mice. The method used here is convenient, inexpensive, and readily adaptable for use with a variety of small species.

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Journal of biomechanics

DOI

EISSN

1873-2380

ISSN

0021-9290

Publication Date

January 2006

Volume

39

Issue

15

Start / End Page

2877 / 2881

Related Subject Headings

  • Postural Balance
  • Physiology
  • Musculoskeletal Physiological Phenomena
  • Mice
  • Locomotion
  • Hindlimb
  • Forelimb
  • Equipment Design
  • Data Collection
  • Biomedical Engineering
 

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Zumwalt, A. C., Hamrick, M., & Schmitt, D. (2006). Force plate for measuring the ground reaction forces in small animal locomotion. Journal of Biomechanics, 39(15), 2877–2881. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2005.10.006
Zumwalt, Ann C., Mark Hamrick, and Daniel Schmitt. “Force plate for measuring the ground reaction forces in small animal locomotion.Journal of Biomechanics 39, no. 15 (January 2006): 2877–81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2005.10.006.
Zumwalt AC, Hamrick M, Schmitt D. Force plate for measuring the ground reaction forces in small animal locomotion. Journal of biomechanics. 2006 Jan;39(15):2877–81.
Zumwalt, Ann C., et al. “Force plate for measuring the ground reaction forces in small animal locomotion.Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 39, no. 15, Jan. 2006, pp. 2877–81. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2005.10.006.
Zumwalt AC, Hamrick M, Schmitt D. Force plate for measuring the ground reaction forces in small animal locomotion. Journal of biomechanics. 2006 Jan;39(15):2877–2881.
Journal cover image

Published In

Journal of biomechanics

DOI

EISSN

1873-2380

ISSN

0021-9290

Publication Date

January 2006

Volume

39

Issue

15

Start / End Page

2877 / 2881

Related Subject Headings

  • Postural Balance
  • Physiology
  • Musculoskeletal Physiological Phenomena
  • Mice
  • Locomotion
  • Hindlimb
  • Forelimb
  • Equipment Design
  • Data Collection
  • Biomedical Engineering