Quantifying show jumping horse rider expertise using IMUs

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Title: Quantifying show jumping horse rider expertise using IMUs
Authors: Patterson, Matthew
Doyle, J. (Julie)
Cahill, Emma
Caulfield, Brian
McCarthy Persson, Ulrik
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2948
Date: 31-Aug-2010
Abstract: Horse rider ability has long been measured using horse performance, competition results and visual observation. Scientific methods of measuring rider ability on the flat are emerging such as measuring position angles and harmony of the horse-rider system. To date no research has quantified rider ability in show jumping. Kinematic analysis and motion sensors have been used in sports other than show jumping to measure the quality of motor control patterns in humans. The aim of this study was to quantify rider ability in show jumping using body-mounted IMUs. Preliminary results indicate that there are clear differences in experienced and novice riders during show jumping.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: IEEE
Copyright (published version): 2010 IEEE
Keywords: IMUs;Show jumping;Measuring rider ability;Motor control patterns;Kinematic analysis;Motion sensors;Horse riding;Horse rider
Subject LCSH: Horsemanship--Ability testing--Technological innovations
Show jumping--Technological innovations
Wireless sensor networks
Motor ability--Testing
Kinematics
Human activity recognition
DOI: 10.1109/IEMBS.2010.5626214
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE [proceedings]
Conference Details: Presented at the 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society "Merging Medical Humanism and Technology", August 31 2010-September 4 2010, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Appears in Collections:CLARITY Research Collection
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