Data Acquisition, Analysis Software supports biomechanics.

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Compatible with Kistler force plates, Type 5695A1 BioWare® 64-channel DAQ system facilitates reporting on biomechanical research areas. Package contains all data acquisition, signal conditioning, and analysis tools, as well as A/D board and cabling, needed for acquisition, processing, and saving of force plate and auxiliary analog signal data. Capabilities allow for analysis of such parameters as real-time forces, moments, 3D vector, center of pressure, and coefficient of friction.


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New Kistler BioWare® Data Acquisition and Analysis Software Supports Biomechanics and Product R&D

Novi, Michigan, USA - Kistler (www.kistler.com), a worldwide supplier of precision sensors, systems and instrumentation for the dynamic measurement of pressure, force, torque and acceleration, has introduced the Type 5695A1 BioWare®, a 64-channel data acquisition system, designed to facilitate reporting on biomechanical research areas such as gait analysis, jump force and impact, ground reaction forces, posturography, microvibrations, sports product R&D and ergonomics. Designed for seamless compatibility with all Kistler force plates, the Windows®-based, English language Kistler BioWare® software package contains all data acquisition, signal conditioning and analysis tools, as well as A/D board and cabling, to allow both force plate and auxiliary analog signal data from up to 64 channels to be easily acquired, processed and saved. A flexible view configuration includes different coordinate systems, along with comprehensive statistical analysis and reporting, cursor functions and normalizations. Data may be imported and exported into multiple formats and representations, along with data time slice and merge capabilities. This allows for analysis of such parameters as real-time forces, moments, 3D vector, center of pressure (COP) and coefficient of friction (COF). The extensive digital signal processing capabilities of Kistler Type 2812A BioWare® further extends to digital filters, frequency analysis (FFT), re-sampling, software sampling and hold (SSH) and COP enhancement algorithms. Users also have the advantages of full amplifier remote control, input and output triggers (TTL) and pre-and post-trigger functions, as well as impulse, work and force gradient analyses. Kistler Type 9260AA force plates incorporate the use of a multi-component piezoelectric force sensor, offering a Fz measurement range of up to 5 kN, while ensuring low cross-talk and excellent COP accuracy. The force plate features a compact, lightweight aluminum composite top for a total weight of less than 22 pounds (10 kilograms), allowing for portable use on any flat surface. The top plate can also be covered with any type of flooring material without negative effects on offset or linearity. The unit is available in two sizes, as either the Type 9260AA6 (500 x 600 millimeters) or the Type 9260AA3 (500 x 300 millimeters). The sensor connector is located underneath the force plate, allowing for ease of installation with reduced setup time and maintenance costs. For additional details and specifications, please contact Kistler North America toll-free (in the US & Canada) at 1-888-KISTLER, via email at sales.us@kistler.com or visit www.kistler.com. About Kistler North America: Kistler North America (www.kistler.com), a Kistler group company, is a supplier of precision sensors, systems and instrumentation for the dynamic measurement of pressure, force, torque and acceleration, as well as related electronics and software serving the automotive, aerospace, industrial, metal processing, plastic injection molding, R&D and testing & evaluation communities. Kistler products, ISO certified since 1994, are well recognized for performance, quality and reliability. With global headquarters in Winterthur, Switzerland and established North American operations since 1955, Kistler's expansive global sales presence is supported by the activities of 25 group companies and 30 distributors ensuring customer proximity, individualized application support and short product lead times. K-Beam®, PiezoStar® and PiezoBeam® are registered trademarks of Kistler. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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