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The non-contact method for biomechanical motion analysis of Icelandic horses

  • Piotr KohutEmail author
  • Mariusz Giergiel
  • Marta Bujarska
  • Romana Augustyn
  • Bogusława Długosz
  • Magdalena Pieszka
  • Jarosław Łuszczyński
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 73)

Abstract

A natural fluid gait of the Icelandic horses is so called tölt. It is a gait without suspension which is characterized by a symmetrical four-beat with lateral sequence of footfalls. In this paper biomechanics of the tolt gait of the Icelandic horses is investigated. To analyze parameters of the tolt an architecture of a vision system is develop and described. Results obtained during the experimental part of the study are presented and discussed.

Keywords

Motion Analysis Vision Systems Digital Image Processing Icelandic Horse Tölt 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Piotr Kohut
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mariusz Giergiel
    • 1
  • Marta Bujarska
    • 1
  • Romana Augustyn
    • 2
  • Bogusława Długosz
    • 2
  • Magdalena Pieszka
    • 2
  • Jarosław Łuszczyński
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Robotics and Mechatronics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and RoboticsAGH University of Science and TechnologyCracowPoland
  2. 2.Department of Horse Breeding, Animal Science InstituteAgricultural UniversityCracowPoland

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