Enter the exercise length –Input the desired length of the protocol (in seconds).
[OPTIONAL] Select additional test parameters – Select if the individual being tested has their eyes closed, is standing on an unstable surface, or is performing a secondary task.
Zero plates – Ensure nothing is touching the plates (except for the foam pad if the test is being performed with an unstable surface) and click "Zero Platforms".
Assume starting position – Ask individual to assume starting position on the plates. ForceDecks will auto-detect which leg is being assessed.
Start recording - Click "Start Recording". A three second countdown will indicate when the recording will begin.
Perform protocol - Instruct the individual to:
Keep their feet set;
Hands on hips; and
Stand as still as possible for the length of the exercise. Note: The test can continue if the individual needs to tap their non-testing foot on the ground to correct their balance. These corrections will be counted in the 'Unbalanced Count' metric.
Repeat exercise – Click "Record Another Trial" to perform another trial of the exercise with the same settings (left/right testing leg can be switched between trials).