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Accelerometer based motion analysis system for hippotherapy

Our measurement system consists of three treble axes accelerometers connected to a data logger. Software was developed for data analysis and post processing. A commercial DVD recording camera was used to document the hippotherapy session.

Placement of the measuring devices. 1: low back accelerometer, 2: right foreleg accelerometer, 3: withers accelerometer,  4: data collecting device Placement of the measuring devices. 1: low back accelerometer, 2: right foreleg accelerometer, 3: withers accelerometer, 4: data collecting device

We executed a pilot measurement serie on ten children with cerebral palsy. For reference, a skilled rider was measured on the same horse using a passive following seat.

The acceleration diagrams show common characteristics useful to the interpretation of movement transfer during hippotherapy but also individual patterns indicating alterations in the movement reactions of different patients.

Acceleration data for three patients and the control Acceleration data for three patients and the control

 

Pálinkás J, Szabó I, Harasztosi L, Soha F, Manó S, Csernátony Z. Development and characterization of a new measurement technique for monitoring changes in acceleration during hippotherapy. Int. Rev. Appl. Sci. Eng. 4 (2013) 1, 21–26.

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