Understanding Landmarks and Phases in ForceDecks
ForceDecks provides a host of information on a range of metrics, all of which are derived from simple underlying measurements.
At a fundamental level, all force plates measure two things directly:
- Force (F) ; and
- Time (t)
In the ForceDecks Raw Data view, the derivatives are color-coded to assist with readability. Derivatives can be displayed or hidden as required, by clicking on the derivative name underneath the graph.
ForceDecks records raw time-series data for each of these derivatives, which in turn are used to identify key movement landmarks and phases such as:
- Start of movement (SoM)
- Start of max RFD (rate of force development) Start of max RFD (rate of force development)
- End of Movement
- Eccentric phase
- Braking phase
- Deceleration phase
- Concentric phase.