The LINEAR encoder
Linear Encoder, linear position transducer, velocity sensor. The sensor has many names. When we made the first one back in 1990 we called it “Linear encoder”. Simply because the sensor “encoded” or “translated” a linear motion into numbers, like displacement and velocity. In 1996 we designed and launched the first linear encoder with a retractable string which made the device much more portable and versatile.
The encoder can be applied to almost any moving object or body part and measure displacement, speed, power etc.
Encoder used on a pulley apparatus
FORCE, VELOCITY AND POWER
Most strength training programs has one goal: Improving performance in an activity. The activity may me throwing objects, running, jumping, walking etc.
Selecting the right exercise is first step. Then some tests are done, in the selected exercise, to find the current status.
Next important step is to program the training to stimulate the wanted properties. (Explosive strength or Muscle endurance etc.) Biofeedback can be a helpful tool for that.
Re-test will reveal any the improvements in the selected exercise. Having that information in hand the interesting part is to verify if the subject is performing any better in his/her activity. If no improvement can be seen, it is maybe time to change exercise or modify something else and try again.
Force/Velocity profiling and biofeedback training
Reports and Analysis
Create Force/Velocity profiles and perform muscle endurance test. Use the test data to program training and monitor progress. Train with biofeedback on Power, MPV (Mean Propulsive Velocity, or our latest parameter, RVD (Rate of Velocity Development) for maximal focus on the explosive properties.
The software allows analysis of data in form of Reports, interactive graphs, built in Spread Sheet etc. (no need for Excel). Data may also be exported to Excel or pdf and raw data to CSV.