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Kevin Dames, Kinesiology Department, co-authored a manuscript with collaborators from Colorado State University and Oakland University that was recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Biomechanics. The article is titled “Leveling the Playing Field: Evaluation of a Portable Instrument for Quantifying Balance Performance.” Dames and co-authors derived commonly reported postural stability metrics from a portable force plate and validated them against measures calculated from a laboratory-grade instrument. Validating this tool allows clinicians, athletic trainers and others to collect accurate postural stability outcomes outside of the traditional laboratory setting.