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RACE HORSE INJURY PREVENTION

DETERMINING HOW DIFFERENT SURFACES AFFECT HORSE INJURIES

The Challenge:

  • Collect field data on how ground surfaces affect potential equine foot and leg injuries
  • University of Guelph in Canada needed to measure acceleration and strain on horse hooves
  • Instrumentation needed to be small enough to attach to a horse’s hoof in an unobtrusive manner
  • Data recorder needed to be standalone and high shock & vibration tolerant
  • No cables that could get tangled or alter gate
  • Set-up needed to be simple and quick

The Solution:

  • Miniature, rugged, ultra-lightweight DTS data acquisition systems
  • University of Guelph mounted a SLICE MICRO data recorder directly on the hoof
  • Positioning the DAS near the sensors eliminates cables, improves data quality
  • Rugged enclosure designed to withstand impact and environmental factors
  • Portable, easy set-up in the field and quick to position on horses at the point of interest
  • 9-channel Guelph system included a triaxial IEPE accelerometer and six strain gages
  • Store in place reliability, data writes directly to flash memory
  • Intuitive software for easy set-up, viewing and data export

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“No other system comes close to the size and capabilities. Before SLICE there really was no easy way to collect this kind of data in the field.”

 

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