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Lameness Trainer

Welcome to your free, interactive training in lameness detection.

The 'Lameness Trainer' is a free web application for anyone to learn and improve their skills in visual lameness detection. A lot of work has gone into this and we hope you enjoy your visit on this page.

Start here with the introduction to the website or Jump straight in here with Module 1.

- PLEASE NOTE -

 

1. Please use google Chrome as your browser for this website so everything runs stable. There can be problems with other browsers.

You can dowload and install Chrome for free here:

https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html

 

2. You need a sufficient internet speed to stream the videos. If the videos load or play slowly, a slow connection is likely the culprit.

If you run into this issue, it would be great if you could drop us a quick line in the contact tab, stating your download speed. We will then look to develop a 'light' version in future for poor connections.

 

3. The game may not work on tablets. If you are trying to play the game on a tablet and for example the 'play' button does not work, please use a PC or laptop instead.

We hope to make the game run across various platforms / browsers / devices in future, but it takes a lot of time so it won't happen in the near future yet.

Updates

 

 

30 May 2017 - BUG FIXED

The bug in Module 2, Level 5 is now fixed and there should be no more issues :-)

 

6 May 2017

We have had our 2-year anniversary, and can be pleased to say that this website has been put to good use. We know that it is now used by universities in the UK, the Netherlands, Australia and Canada (those are the ones we know of) and we have gotten really positive feedback. Thank you all :-) We hope to finally add two "advanced" modules this year - watch out.

To mark the occasion, the website has gotten a mini facelift / tidy and we have put some of our feedback into the new 'Testimonials' tab. We hope you like it.

 

5 May 2017 - BUG

Please note that there is a recurring issue in Module 2, Level 5. If the video does not load or the game looks "stuck" with no horse to show, please just select 'left hind' and hit "confirm selection". You can then continue normall with the game.

 

28 June 2015

There have been questions coming in regarding playing the game on tablets. It appears that this sometimes does not work. If you run into this issue, please just use a PC/laptop and Chrome; not all device and browser combinations allow all components to run at present.

 

14 April 2015

The Lameness Trainer was presented by Sandra at the BSAS (British Society of Animal Science) conference in Chester, UK, and was well received. The presentation won the BSAS President's Prize :-)

 

Starke, S.D., Miles, G., Channon, S.B. and May, S.A. (2015): Instant expert: development and evaluation of an intelligent, interactive 3D computer game for teaching visual lameness assessment skills through deliberate practice. BSAS/AVTRW Annual Conference, Chester, UK. Abstract and talk. Winner of the BSAS's president's prize for best theatre presentation.

 

29 March 2015

Mini-correction to the instruction video for Module 1 uploaded following feedback: it said 'hind' instead of 'fore' at time 01:00. Also slightly changed the wording at 02:32.

The 'Full Manual' is now up, for those who want to browse all rules at once.

 

28 March 2015

We got more than 100 likes already, thanks so much everybody!

 

27 March 2015

First official mini-launch via Facebook.

 

 

 

© 2014 Sandra Starke, Gregory Miles, Stephen May