Portable Essential


The Bertec Portable Essential provides a variety of assessments, including standard static balance tests, weight shifting, and optional higher-level balance testing for athletes (COBALT). Static balance and weight shifting activities can be easily integrated into a customized therapy program.

  • High-sensitivity dual-balance force plate

  • Objective assessment of balance with normative data for comparison

  • Convenient for clinical rehabilitation, home health, bedside, and community health programs

  • Portable to bring balance services beyond clinic walls

  • Training menus for use with biofeedback rehabilitation

  • Low profile and light weight


Complete battery of assessment and training options

Integrate our complete battery of assessment and training options into a customized therapy program for patients suffering from dizziness, balance problems, and neurological challenges. Benefits include: objective assessment of balance with normative data for comparison; five assessments and five training menus; flexible training menus with hundreds of options; real-time parameter changes; and standardized protocols.

Patented dual-balance

Human balance relies on a complex control system. Bertec Portable Essential’s dual-balance plate captures minute shifts in balance and provides information on the asymmetry of loads of the right and left foot, allowing for more versatile assessments and accurate measurements.

Stylish and portable design

When paired with a laptop, Bertec’s highly sensitive, low profile dual-balance force plate, powered via USB, is a vital part of your clinic’s day-to-day practice. The lightweight design allows you to extend balance services beyond your clinic's walls and into home health, bedside, and community health programs.


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Standard Package

Bertec Balance Advantage Software

Dual-balance force plate

Laptop computer with touchscreen display and remote control

Power cable and USB cable

Wireless pointing device/mouse

Foam balance pad (19” x 20” x 4”)

Database merge and sync

One-year parts and labor with ongoing support

Assessment Protocols

Modified Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction on Balance (mCTSIB)

Limits of Stability (LOS)

Rhythmic Weight Shift (RWS)

Unilateral Stance (US)

Weight Bearing Squat (WBS)

Quick Training


Closed Chain

Weight Shifting

Seated Training


High-sensitivity dual-balance force plate

Standardized protocols with normative data

Low 1.5” profile in an 18” x 20” configuration

Modular software design to fit your needs

500 lb load capacity

Patented and HIPAA compliant patient database with merge and sync capabilities across all Bertec® Balance Advantage® products

Portable system powered by USB providing assessments for patients with balance and/or mobility problems


Bertec® Vision Advantage™

COBALT™ (COncussion BALance Test) powered by Bertec®

Carrying case (custom fit to all components)

Extended warranty