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it's like a Fitbit for horses this prototype sensor is designed to monitor horses vital signs to improve performance reduce the risk of injury and detect diseases which could prevent unnecessary deaths this senses a position on the next leg and skin to check the horse's heart rate temperature and blood pressure Dr Ben met cough is with the university of bath with the device was created we can not an awful about the health and well being with thinking about disease diagnosis so horses can suffer from many diseases that'll episodic so they don't waste displacing Tim's horses like many animals are very good at hiding pain not like humans if we can generate new dates or new information for example looking at the stress or the fluidity of motion of animal during an event while thrush the racing that could be used to inform change policy monitoring equipment the horses is nothing new but the university says that existing tech typically doesn't work when the animals moving this was so not think the device is a game changer it's revolutionary it's %HESITATION you know I'm just so thrilled about this come %HESITATION food with this this this extra new project %HESITATION it shows this woman this wonderful lateral thinking that that band as a as a scientist is bringing to the host community where that there's room for so much improvements , pulls welfare has come into the spotlight recently lost yes seven horses died a racing event in England that prompted the British horseracing authority to say any future failures around at one wealth and standards could seriously threaten the future of the sport attention is now focused on this weekend's historic British Grand National it's one of the most famous and toughest horse races in the world