PRLog - Aug. 10, 2012 - SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Equisens is set to launch its Smart Ride equestrian balance sensing system at Cornerstone Event Management’s Cool August Nights Dressage and Breed Show at the L.A. Equestrian Center in Burbank, California. Smart Ride is the only portable electronic training system worn by horseback riders to aid in their development of proper balance. Equisens will have demonstrations Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th.
Equisens Smart Ride Equestrian Balance Sensor
The patent-pending Smart Ride equestrian balance sensing system is a compact training device designed to be worn by horseback riders to actively detect and report lateral balance while they ride.
The system consists of a fabric pad containing dozens of force-sensing areas, a compact, lightweight microprocessor controller powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and Lycra® and full seat grip short breeches accurately hold the sensors in position. Balance is reported via a super-bright LED (light-emitting diode) and a pair of “buzzers”, similar to the vibrate mode of a Smartphone, placed left and right at the waistline of the rider.
Hundreds of times each second, Smart Ride measures force exerted by the rider against the saddle and continuously feeds the results into the controller. Calculations are performed for variations in the location and composition of each sensor and the contribution each makes towards a balanced seat. According to Olympic Bronze Medalist and international judge Charlotte Bredahl-Baker, “Equisens is extremely accurate and some of my students have already benefitted from it.”
Units will be provided to qualified trainers who sign up for the company’s “Associate Members Program.” Equisens Founder and CEO Robert Feinberg says, “Our [program] allows us to provide this valuable diagnostic tool to a large population and yet riders remain under the watchful eye of experienced instructors. Students will finally find out that’s what their instructor has been trying to tell them.” In addition to Equisens’ no-risk guarantee, Associate Members will have the opportunity to list themselves on the company’s website locator.
Horseback riding enthusiasts wishing to learn more about Equisens’ Smart Ride equestrian balance sensor can visit www.equi-sens.com.
Equisens, LLC seeks technological solutions to equestrian’s challenging problems. Visit Equisens on the web at http://www.equi-
Cornerstone Event Management is the leading resource for premier dressage events in California. Cool August Nights runs August 23rd, 2012 through August 26th, 2012. Their website is: http://www.cornerstonedressage.com.
The L.A. Equestrian Center is located at 480 Riverside Dr. Burbank, CA 91506. Their website is: http://www.la-