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Advanced monitoring system for horse riding and equestrian activities based on wireless sensing and
artificial intelligence

Objective

Horseback riding attractions are available in more than 30 countries across Europe with considerable economic impact on tourist attractions and becoming more popular due to the close contact with the riders and nature that such activities offers. Horseback activities have available tailored packages for riders of all levels of proficiency, from beginner to advance, including from beginner lessons for children up to long trip excursions.

Currently there are not safety measures for such activities, , even sometimes alone. It is not mandatory nowadays to inform the horse riding monitor, e.g, about the specific health conditions which may have impact on the safety of the horse ride activity: and the most dramatic, are not a few the cases where the rider suffers from epileptic disease and have suffered such attack in the middle of the forest. Besides, falling, runaway horses, nervous horses, etc…may affect all riders with accidents in some case dramatic, and with undesirable effects on the reputation of horse keepers.

The project objective is to develop a novel system for the monitoring of horse activity risks and horse health monitoring and management, with special focus on non-expert users and “in home” and outdoor monitoring. It will consist of a comfortable horse harness, which will include the following skills:

Horse monitoring: i) GPS receiver and GPRS remote communication: ii) Movement activity: by means of accelerometer and gyroscope, iii) on-horse health measurements (sweating, pulse…etc…); iv)Wireless transmission and different modes of use (excursion, indoors, etc); v) Horse rider monitoring: Measurements of security and health of user, such as falling (among others)vi) group guider monitoring unit for outdoors equine activities; vii) Stable moniroting for horses.

The software will add i)Automatic alarm raising: ii) Horse monitoring iii) History of user and horse assignment; iv) Horse interactions; v) relationship & data history of horses etc.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence
  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

MALTA INDUSTRIAL INNOVATION FOR SMES LIMITED
Address
Gardenia - Vjal Il Qalbiena 142
MST 2354 Mosta
Malta
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 69 942
Administrative Contact
Lorraine Tagliaferro (Ms.)

Participants (6)

Electronics Design Ltd
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 321 784
Address
Tuulemae 5
11411 Tallinn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Girfanov Alexander (Mr.)
SENSOR INTELLIGENCE S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 327 624
Address
Calle Vazquez De Mella 31
28017 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jorge Del Valle (Mr.)
DOÑANA GOLF RESORT SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 17 513,21
Address
Calle Virgen De Las Nieves 25
41804 Olivares
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Barbara Martin Muñoz (Ms.)
SARL CENTRE EQUESTRE DE BAYEUX
France
EU contribution
€ 306 979
Address
Route De Littry
14400 St Loup Hors
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Allison Lefebvre (Ms.)
EDMA INNOVA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 20 844
Address
Plaza De La Llibertat 11 Bajos
17100 La Bisbal D Emporda Girona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Josep Maria Lopez (Mr.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DU CHEVAL ET DE L EQUITATION
France
EU contribution
€ 11 706
Address
Rue De Terrefort St Hilaire
Saumur
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marion Cressent (Mrs.)