Balance Beam Equipment

The Balance Beam test can be performed in our facility or in your own space. If you do this experiment in your own space, please ensure that there is nowhere for the subject to escape if they fall off.

Equipment included:

  • 2 Tripods
  • 2 Tripod mounds
  • Up to 3 rods of different width

Additional equipment needed:

You may wish to mount a camera above the equipment to analyze the test data after the experiment date. Otherwise, you can use a stopwatch to analyze in real time.

Some experimenters have found that taping a large trash bag or PPE gown below the beam between the two tripods helps to cushion the fall and capture the subject if they fall off of the beam mid-session.