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plate

 [plāt]
1. a flat stratum or layer.
2. dental plate; sometimes, by extension, incorrectly used to designate a complete denture.
3. a flat vessel, usually a petri dish, containing sterile solid medium for the culture of microorganisms.
4. to prepare a culture medium in a petri dish, or to inoculate such a medium with a bacterial culture.
axial plate primitive streak.
bite plate biteplate.
cortical plate a layer of compact bone overlying the spongiosa of the alveolar process on the vestibular and oral aspects of the mandible and maxilla.
deck plate roof plate.
dental plate a plate of acrylic resin, metal, or other material that is fitted to the shape of the mouth, and serves for the support of artificial teeth.
dorsal plate roof plate.
end plate see end plate.
epiphyseal plate the thin plate of cartilage between the epiphysis and the shaft of a long bone; it is the site of growth in length and is obliterated by epiphyseal closure.
equatorial plate the collection of chromosomes at the equator of the spindle in mitosis.
floor plate the unpaired ventral longitudinal zone of the neural tube; called also ventral plate.
foot plate footplate.
force plate force platform.
medullary plate neural plate.
muscle plate myotome (def. 2).
neural plate a thickened band of ectoderm in the midbody region of the developing embryo, which develops into the neural tube; called also medullary plate.
roof plate the unpaired dorsal longitudinal zone of the neural tube; called also dorsal plate and deck plate.
tarsal plate tarsus (def. 2).
ventral plate floor plate.

force plate

A flat, floor-mounted instrument, similar to a scale, for determining weight-bearing loads and biomechanical forces placed on the foot during walking or running. It is used to detect subtle body movements in order to identify postural deficits, or to develop (in athletes or people with balance disorders) more fluid and safer coordination and locomotion.
See also: plate

force plate

a device for measuring the force between a body or object and the ground (the ground reaction force). Often constructed from strain gauges or piezo-electric transducers. Also known as a force platform.

force plate

floor-mounted, electronic, pressure-sensitive plate which calculates, analyses and records dynamic plantar forces
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Force plate measurements were examined when the treadmill was in operation, during ambulation, and over time to observe the baseline drift.
Force plate testing consisted of two ten second trials; one with eyes open and one with eyes closed.
The subjects were weighed on the day of the test using the force plate and the moments were normalized with respect to the subject's weight.
BioWare software was used to extrapolate the force data from the force plate.
Each subject performed a multi-trial jogging gait analysis, consisting of 7-10 bouts/jogging trials, to establish a baseline for force plate and kinematic measures.
The use of a single force plate in the study meant that it was not possible to determine whether medio-mediolateral shifts were due to weight transfer from one lateral foot to the other or a stepping movement.
Full has found that animals with two, four, six and even eight legs all produce similar patterns on force plates, indicating that "the body is being propelled alternately by two sets of legs," he says.
Located in the Silicon Valley, Sparta Performance Science uses force plate technology and proprietary software to help professional athletes become stronger, healthier more mentally tough.
Quantitative gait data were collected during the first testing session with a motion capture system (Real-Time, Motion Analysis Corporation; Santa Rosa, California) and force plates (Advanced Mechanical Technology Inc; Watertown, Massachusetts) while the subjects ambulated with the LLPS over a level 10 m walkway.
The subjects were asked to perform a drop landing onto the force plate from a 25 cm-h-high box located 35 cm behind the force plate.
Kistler force plate (2006), Operating Manual and software.
For example, protocols for posturography usually include placing the patient in a standing posture on a movable force plate connected to force and movement transducers.