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Equine Biomechanics - Quintic Automatic Report

The Quintic Automatic Equine Report has been developed in order to produce detailed analysis of a horse’s gait in an applied setting.

Number of Cameras: The Equine report is designed for use with TWO synchronised cameras, one from either side. You can also use the report with just ONE camera view, where you take two separate videos; one with the horse walking one way then a separate video for the horse walking back the other way. The camera is positioned approxiametly 6m away from the field of view, to ensure one complete stride of the horse (both fore & hind) are captured.

Equine Markers

Number of Trials: You can upload up to five trials for each limb: Left Fore, Right Fore, Left Hind and Right Hind.

Anatomical Marking: To generate a complete report, reflective markers need to be positioned on the following anatomical landmarks

To generate a complete report, 12 reflective markers need to be positioned on the following anatomical landmarks:
Please note that 19.0 mm or 25.4 mm markers are recommended for all anatomical markers.

One or Two high-speed camera is used to capture the movement with reflective markers placed in the appropriate anatomical positions, as explained in the associated tutorial. Each video/trial is then digitised in the Quintic Biomechanics software and the data exported to Excel. Once this process is complete, the PDF report can be created using the relevant bolt-on Quintic Automatic Report software. Client / Horse information can be included in the database / report (e.g. name and height) by entering manually and creating a profile for that individual.

The relevant Excel files are then loaded into the report software and the PDF report is automatically generated, including the calculation of key time events and variables. This means that time does not need to be spent calculating the key variables and attempting to determine where the key frames are in the video.

Report Output:

The Quintic Automatic Equine Report includes graphs, diagrams and statistics for following:

  1. Stride Characteristics: Stride Length, Stride Time & Load Time
  2. Protraction/Retraction
  3. Angular Displacements & Velocities : Shoulder, Elbow, Knee, Fetlock, Coronet, Hip, Stifle & Hock

You also have the option to upload still image snapshots taken within the Quintic Biomechanics software in order to provide visual feedback and emphasise a particular point of the horse gait. Please see the example pages of the Equine report below

Quintic Report – Example Pdf

Click to download example Pdf : Quintic Equine Report

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Equine 1

★★★★★ “At Writtle University College we have been users of Quintic Biomechanics for several years for animal biomechanics. We use Quintic with our undergraduate students (Equine Sports Therapy, Animal Therapy and Veterinary Physiotherapy) and postgraduate students (Master in Veterinary Physiotherapy) in practical lessons, assignments and dissertations. Having recently upgraded our system to the latest version of the Quintic software, animal gait analysis can now be performed simply and quickly. We have been using Quintic Biomechanics for gait analysis in horses, dogs, cows and sheep. The students find the software quite user friendly and useful. And they like the fact that they can use their smartphones to collect the videos to be analysed by Quintic. Quintic is an excellent tool for education enabling the students to understand the concepts of animal biomechanics. The use of reflective markers allows automatic tracking of key anatomical landmarks, providing accurate data on lameness detection and gait changes.”

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