Re: Installing force plates on the third floor?
Absolutely - this is very important. For those of you who do not have a architectural background, RCC is Reinforced Cement Concrete, that is the concrete floor of the building. Cutting or drilling into the building floor can weaken the building. It's generally not a problem to remove floor surfaces with the building owners permission and it should not be a problem to rough up the RCC surface to ensure that the force plate mounting plate can be firmly glued to the building.
Originally Posted by msingh27
It is important when mounting a force plate, that the mounting plate, which the force plate is attached to, does not move at all and that the force plate is attached to the mounting plate firmly without any possibility of movement. In addition, make sure that any surrounding walkway, or raised floor components, do not touch either the force plate (obviously) or the mounting plate (not so obvious). It is easy to get pre-foot strike noise in your data if the surrounding floor or walkway has any possibility of motion - this will cause a tapping on the floor, which travels to the mounting plate and then into the force plate sensors - and eventually, your data.