Using Inertial Sensors in Research: What to Take into Consideration

A Conversation with University of Missouri Professor of Equine Science Kevin G. Keegan, DVM, MS, DACVS

WHY USE INERTIAL SENSORS OVER OTHER METHODS OF OBJECTIVE MEASUREMENT?

DR. KEVIN KEEGAN In my honest opinion, if you are only interested in measuring lameness in horses, for whatever reason, then the only way to do it practically today is with body-mounted inertial sensors. If you are interested in measuring something else, for example rider position on the horse, limb movement effects with shoeing, or if you are interested in developing a method of lameness evaluation that is not based upon vertical movement of the torso, then other methods may be for you...

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Understanding the Lunging AIDE - Breaking Down the Algorithms

Patterns of head and pelvic movement asymmetry (i.e. lack of impact or lack of pushoff) have been studied and recognized in normal horses while lunging.  These resultant patterns are surface dependent.

The lunging AIDE algorithms are based on both experimental investigation and clinical observations over several years and are meant to be a general guide to interpretation of lunging data, with additional qualifying statements on patterns that may be normal in that surface or when data is too variable to declare lameness with high confidence.  Note, like any algorithm, lines must be drawn in the sand (e.g. 5.9 mm = no evidence of lameness, 6.1 = evidence of lameness).  The veterinarian should...

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