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dc.contributor.advisorGarner, Brian Alan, 1966-
dc.contributor.authorBenoit, Heather Denae.
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-14T12:31:18Z
dc.date.available2011-09-14T12:31:18Z
dc.date.copyright2011-08
dc.date.issued2011-09-14
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8200
dc.description.abstractThe use of horses as a means of therapy has been documented for some time. To determine why this type of therapy works and to provide a means of expanding its accessibility, a mechanical horse has been developed. Data collected on the movement of live horses during a previous study was used as a target motion in the development of a prototype mechanical horse. This mechanism was designed to be capable of reproducing that motion. For this prototype, the base remains stationary and a suspended saddle seat moves in a pattern replicating that of a live horse. The saddle is suspended by eight cables which are displaced by eight distinct cams. The cam set can be exchanged for various cam sets which correspond to different prescribed movements. Testing revealed good agreement between the motion of the prototype and the target, but improvements can be made in the measure of z-translation.en_US
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dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.subjectMechanical horse.en_US
dc.subjectHippotherapy.en_US
dc.subjectBiomedical engineering.en_US
dc.subjectBaylor mechanical horse.en_US
dc.subjectHorse machine.en_US
dc.subjectHippotherapy motion-capture.en_US
dc.titleDesigning, constructing, and testing a second-generation prototype mechanical hippotherapy horse.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.B.M.E.en_US
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dc.contributor.departmentEngineering.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsBaylor University. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US


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