EHO Technologies is a spin-off from Riga Technical University, in Latvia. It started around scientific elaborations related to smart textiles and data processing and interpretation.
Problem and Solution
EHO initial product application is dedicated to horse riders. About 45% of horses experience problems with saddle fit. A poor fitted saddle will cause the horse pain and eventually back problems and even lameness. A saddle with good fit on the other hand enhances the performance of the rider and horse.
Saddle pad with EHO sensor technology provides following benefits:
– saving on saddle change – choosing the right saddle for the horse;
– reducing horse injury costs – right saddle fit;
– improved riding performance – monitoring rider insaddle position, benchmarking possibilities.
A number of steps have now been taken to verify the product’s demand on the market. In particular, an assessment of the technological solution of the product has been carried out, which resulted in identifying technological requirements and their compliance with the product. At the moment, EHO has completed work on the demo, which is being shown to potential customers. In addition, in-depth interviews were conducted with clients to identify customer problems and needs.
EHO sensor system helps setting saddle in the right position and taking care of physical and emotional state of the horse. Like no one else, EHO system gives:
– Reduced horse back injury risks;
– Improved riding skills;
– Peace of mind about horse;
– Savings on saddle change (choosing the right saddle from the beginning).
In upcoming 24 months EHO requires 1 750 000 USD for successful development of business. This sum covers business development and sales; technical competencies and R&D; production materials; working capital, IP protection.