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.
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