Study of biomechanics during equine rehabilitation: development of harness system and rehabilitation protocol

The aim of the internship program is to develop a rehabilitation harness for horses and study its use together with a computerized lift system designed for rehabilitation of injured horses. Measurements used to direct harness design and rehabilitation protocols include movement analysis of the horses, physiological measurements and analysis of behaviour. The lift system was developed by the partner organization RMD Engineering, Inc. RMD has a material interest in the success of the rehabilitation harness proposed in this project. The desired project outcome is that this rehabilitation harness will be integrated with RMD’s lift system to enable a complete solution to the equine rehabilitation challenges.

Faculty Supervisor:

Julia Montgomery


Samantha Steinke


RMD Engineering Ltd.


Engineering - biomedical


Life sciences



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