Run a Test in ForceDecks iOS App

This guide covers how to run a test in the ForceDecks iOS App. If testing with ForceDecks for the first time, refer to Testing with ForceDecks.
Step 1 - Test Setup
  1. Go to Tests
  2. Ensure the ForceDecks plates are turned on, and you are located near the plates to ensure a strong Bluetooth connection. (If required, refer to Bluetooth Connection Guide.)
  3. Select your ForceDecks plates.       

  4. Go to Profile
  5. Select a Profile
  6. Note: You may need to refresh your app if the profile has only recently been added.
  7. Go to Test Type
  8. Select the Test Type:
    1. Auto-Detect – enable ForceDecks to auto-detect the test type performed.
    2. Pre-Select – select a specific test type to be performed (no other test types will be detected).
  9. Go to Tags
  10. Add or Manage Tags, as required.
Note: To maintain a strong Bluetooth connection, ensure you remain with the plates while recording a test. (Refer to Bluetooth Connection Guide.)
Step 2 – Zero Force Plates
  1. Ensure nothing is touching the ForceDecks plates.
  2. Click Start to zero the ForceDecks plates.    

Step 3 – Weigh Individual
  1. Ask the individual to assume the starting position on the plates and remain as still as possible. 

Note: ForceDecks will automatically begin to be detect the individual’s weight after zeroing.
If you skip weighing you can re-weigh the individual during the test recording. Learn more about Weighing Profiles in ForceDecks iOS App.
Step 4 - Recording a Test
  1. Instruct the individual to perform the required test movement/jump (refer to ForceDecks Test Protocols).
  2. Once required reps are completed, click Stop. 
  3. Click the arrow to the right of the force trace, to view result metrics.    

  4. Click Finish
  5. If required, click on tests to change test type, or reps to discard reps from results.    

  6. Click Upload to upload tests to VALD Hub and ForceDecks.
Tip: It is recommended to run a Quick Data Quality Check after each test to ensure you are capturing high-quality and reliable data.