we are in the process of moving a lab. The new lab will be on the third floor (not ideal for a force plate). The floors are 14 inch thick concrete. At every 20 feet (on every floor in the both the length and width direction), there are concrete pillars with approximate a 3 foot diameter (see pic) .
I was wondering if anyone could share advice on installation of force plates at higher floors. Are there different installation techniques? How good/bad has been your data? Advice on smoothing?
Our lab will also have other sources of impact and vibrations, such as treadmills in the vicinity.