Equestrian sports projects

Many projects have been initiated in equestrian sports research at Chalmers, in collaboration with University of Gothenburg and other partners in academia and industry. Some of the projects listed below are active, and some are completed. Please come back later for more elaborate descriptions of the projects.

A non-invasive method for the detection of damage and changes in equine hoof walls

Production of parts of hooves using adaptive technique

Measuring ECG, heart rate and breathing with smart textiles

Smart textiles

Smart textiles (wireless)

A prestudy of the possibilities to use finite element analysis to understand horse related accidents

Where on the chest is the highest risk of injury when being trampled by a horse

Using human body models to investigate the most dangerous type of fall within horse riding; A rotational fall when the rider is squashed beneath the horse

Using human body models to investigate the influence of a security vest on the thorax injury risk if kicked by a horse

Analysis of equine locomotion

Modelling steering of horses

Producing biogas from horse manure

Fitting a saddle to the back of the horse


The quality of the mane

Stud Plate – a multi-tool used to ease the effort of changing the studs on the horses’ shoe

Bandaging with the right pressure

Design of bits

Hoof shoe

Pressure sensors

Band aids for horses

Smart reins

Air quality in stables

Faster recovery from hoof damage

Page manager Published: Wed 23 Mar 2016.