Honors College | Scholars Week Theses Presentations

Title

Citizen Science Survey for Inertial Parameters of Live Horses and Riders for Rotational Fall Problems

Presenter Information

Shannon WoodFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Engineering Physics

Minor

n/a

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. Suzanne Weaver Smith, PhD; Dr. James Rogers, PhD

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

In efforts to improve eventing safety, especially in the case of rotational falls, there must be dynamic analysis of horse and rider which requires an approximation of inertial properties. Due to the nature of the problem, the data used for analysis must represent the population of horse and riders participating and at risk. A citizen science survey was created to collect inertial parameters for a representative population of live horses and riders for further use. This survey encourages riders to take simple and safe measurements of their working horses and themselves to create a population of fit sport horses especially current competitors in eventing. This thesis will include the method of designing the survey, solicitation of responses and checks for accurate citizen science submissions. The distribution of the population will be analyzed for standard deviation and variance.

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Citizen Science Survey for Inertial Parameters of Live Horses and Riders for Rotational Fall Problems

In efforts to improve eventing safety, especially in the case of rotational falls, there must be dynamic analysis of horse and rider which requires an approximation of inertial properties. Due to the nature of the problem, the data used for analysis must represent the population of horse and riders participating and at risk. A citizen science survey was created to collect inertial parameters for a representative population of live horses and riders for further use. This survey encourages riders to take simple and safe measurements of their working horses and themselves to create a population of fit sport horses especially current competitors in eventing. This thesis will include the method of designing the survey, solicitation of responses and checks for accurate citizen science submissions. The distribution of the population will be analyzed for standard deviation and variance.