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    We have recently acquired a new biomechanics lab and are now thinking
    about how we should go about installing our two 900x600 force plates.
    Our lab is on the ground floor. We would like to have some inbuilt
    flexibility to relocate the plates according to the requirements of
    specific experiments (ie. so that thay can be located next to each
    other, one platform length apart etc). Some sort of grid system will
    probably work best. At this stage we are thinking about fixing the
    force plates to a large rigid mounting plate prepared with multiple mounting
    sites that is in turn mounted on several tons of concrete to isolate
    the system from the building. However, we are concerned that a load
    applied to the mounting frame may be transferred and detected by the
    force plate. Similarly, we forsee that a load applied to one plate
    may be detected on the other if the system is not truly rigid. Any
    advice appreciated. I will happily post a summary of responses if
    this is requested.
    Thanks in advance
    Rod Barrett
    School of Exercise Science
    Griffith University
    PMB 50 Gold Coast Mail Centre
    Queensland 4217 AUSTRALIA
    Tel: +61 7 5594 8934
    Fax: +61 7 5594 8674