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Individual Monitoring Unit trial to start at Sandown on Sundays

GRV will trial a new Individual Monitoring Unit (IMU) during Sunday meetings at Sandown for three months from 17 June.

The Sandown trial gathers similar information to the devises used during The Meadows trial, however this is a different technology.

The devises are around 5cm in size and will be inserted in GRV’s racing rugs.

The IMU trial follows testing conducted at Sandown with the system endorsed by GRV Racing team and integrity.

“The data collection will provide GRV with real time tracking with everything from how the greyhounds race, stride length, to how and when the greyhounds accelerate and decelerate,” Acting General Manager Racing Scott Robins said.

“The collection of this data will assist the University Technology Sydney’s (UTS) study into track safety – the data that was collected from the trial at The Meadows, and in the Sandown trial, will be analysed and used to help continually improve racing safety on Victorian tracks.”

The Meadows  IMU trial has concluded on a weekly basis however there may be future one off trials..

“GRV would like to thank the participants for their cooperation throughout the trial at The Meadows and the in the future at Sandown. Trials like these tracking systems are just one way we can work together to continually improve our greyhounds welfare.”

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About Molly Haines - Communication Assistant at Greyhound Racing Victoria with 16 years of experience working with greyhounds in all capacities.
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