Wireless Transmission of Torso Acceleration and Fault Detection to Evaluate Lameness in Horses

Marco Lopes, Kevin Keegan, P. Frank Pai, Yoshiharu Yonezawa, Hiromitchi Maki

Abstract

Lameness is the most common clinical problem affecting horses. In cases of mild lameness, experienced veterinarians do not consistently detect lameness using subjective evaluation. The classic methods of kinematics and kinetics for objective detection of lameness are effective but not practical for the clinical setting. An inertial sensor system has been developed for objective lameness detection in horses. The sensors sample vertical acceleration of the head and pelvis and angular velocity of the right forelimb at 200 Hz. Data is transmitted in real time to a hand-held tablet computer. Using an adaptation of vibration analysis for fault detection vertical torso movement is processed and analyzed. Evaluation of lameness with the inertial sensor system is precise, accurate, and more sensitive than traditional subjective evaluation.

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Lopes M., Keegan K., Frank Pai P., Yonezawa Y. and Maki H. (2012). Wireless Transmission of Torso Acceleration and Fault Detection to Evaluate Lameness in Horses . In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Veterinary Biosignals and Biodevices - Volume 1: VBB, (BIOSTEC 2012) ISBN 978-989-8425-94-2, pages 51-59. DOI: 10.5220/0003879200510059


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@conference{vbb12,
author={Marco Lopes and Kevin Keegan and P. Frank Pai and Yoshiharu Yonezawa and Hiromitchi Maki},
title={Wireless Transmission of Torso Acceleration and Fault Detection to Evaluate Lameness in Horses},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Workshop on Veterinary Biosignals and Biodevices - Volume 1: VBB, (BIOSTEC 2012)},
year={2012},
pages={51-59},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003879200510059},
isbn={978-989-8425-94-2},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Workshop on Veterinary Biosignals and Biodevices - Volume 1: VBB, (BIOSTEC 2012)
TI - Wireless Transmission of Torso Acceleration and Fault Detection to Evaluate Lameness in Horses
SN - 978-989-8425-94-2
AU - Lopes M.
AU - Keegan K.
AU - Frank Pai P.
AU - Yonezawa Y.
AU - Maki H.
PY - 2012
SP - 51
EP - 59
DO - 10.5220/0003879200510059