Table of Content

  1. Contents
  2. Overview
  3. Before your Start
  4. Setup the LoRa Gateway
  5. Link the sensor device with the your Equimetrics V-Pro Account
  6. Using the Harness
  7. Start Monitoring

A. Sensor Device
B. Charging Cable
C. Power Adapter
D. Electronic Gel
E. Electrode Pads
F. Harness
G. Storage bag

A. LED Indicator
B. Holster Release
C. 9 Pin Connector
D. Infrared Lens
E. Scan Bypass
F. Power
G. QR Code

Off – Off
Solid Green – Power On
Flashing Green – Chip Scanning
Pulsing Green – Normal Operation
Pulsing Green Fast – ECG
Pulsing Blue – Normal Operation (No LoRa Connection)
Pulsing Blue Fast – ECG (No LoRa Connection)

Solid Red – Charging
Flashing Red – Data Transmission (Over WiFi Network)
Solid Orange – WiFi Network Error
Solid Green – Fully Charged
White – Device Set Up Mode
Flashing Purple – Firmware Update

ACCOUNT AND SUBSCRIPTION

To use this product you must have an active Equimetrics account and subscription. If you do not already have an account, visit www.equimetrics.ie and follow the instructions to set one up. If your organisation already has an account, simply follow these instructions to link this product with
your account

You will also need to download the latest version of the Equimetrics® V-PRO mobile phone app from the Play Store or App Store.

ATTACH THE LORA ANTENNA

Screw the antenna onto the RP-SMA connector on the back panel of the LoRa gateway.

POWER ON THE LORA GATEWAY

It is recommended to use the 12 VDC adapter that comes with the LoRa gateway.

CHARGE THE SENSOR DEVICE

Unbox the V-PRO device and ensure you have all of the components.

Connect the charging cable provided to the sensor device as shown, and plug it into a power outlet.

The power outlet should be within range of the WiFi network.

It’s recommended to leave the device connected to the power source, and allow it to fully charge while you complete the set-up process.

LINK THE SENSOR DEVICE WITH YOUR ACCOUNT

The device LED will be glowing white – indicating it is in set-up mode. If the LED is not illuminated, press and hold the power button for 3 seconds to turn on the device.

On your phone, log into the Equimetrics V-PRO app.

From the home page, navigate to the ‘Devices’ section in the main menu and select the ‘Add Device’ option.

PAIR THE SENSOR DEVICE WITH YOUR BLUETOOTH

Follow the on-screen instructions in the V-PRO app.

Scan the QR code on the rear of the V-PRO device to pair with your mobile device.

Alternatively, the V-PRO device can be selected manually from a list of nearby BLE devices.

Press ‘Select Device Manually’ to activate this option.

ALLOW ACCESS TO YOUR WI-FI NETWORK

Select a Wi-Fi network that will be in range when the device is charging, Wi-Fi will be used to upload any large ECG files to the cloud for analysis.

It will also enable device updates to be installed automatically when available.

Input the correct Wi-Fi passcode and press ‘Submit’ when complete.

SET UP COMPLETE

Upon successful provisioning of your new V-PRO device, you will be presented with the above screen.

When set up is complete the LED will glow solid red to indicate the device is in charging mode.

ATTACH THE ELECTRODES TO THE HARNESS

Remove the harness from the storage bag and lay flat.

Fasten 3 of the ECG electrodes provided to the marked locations on the V-PRO harness.

The electrode pads are reusable and can be sterilised between uses.

POSITIONING THE HARNESS ON THE HORSE

The “V-PRO” logo (shown) indicates the wither pad (A), this is the top of the harness and is placed over the horse’s head.

To fit the harness, first open the 2 clips (marked B).

While holding the harness by the wither pad, pass the horse’s head through the loop in the same way you would fit a Martingale or Breastplate, allowing the girth strap to hang in front of the horse.

SECURE THE GIRTH STRAP

Pass the girth strap through the horse’s legs and secure in place with the 2 clips as indicated.

Adjust the length of the straps to ensure a good fit.

The fit should be snug, but not tight. The device is designed to be worn 24 hours per day, as such, preventing rubbing on the sensitive girth & wither areas is very important.

POWER ON THE SENSOR DEVICE

Fit the V-PRO harness to the horse, ensuring all straps are snug.

Turn on the V-PRO device by holding the power button for 3 seconds, wait until the LED glows green.

After a few moments, the LED will start to flash green indicating that it is in microchip scanning mode.

SCAN THE HORSE MICROCHIP

Hold the device as shown with power button facing you, and move it up and down against the horse’s neck.

Once the microchip is detected, the device will beep twice and the LED will now begin to pulse green, indicating it has connected to the LoRa network and is ready to use.

If no LoRa network is detected, the LED will be blue.

If a microchip cannot be found, or you want to skip this step, press the ‘Scan Bypass’ button, this will exit scan mode and will start an unidentified monitoring session.

CLIP THE SENSOR DEVICE IN THE HOLSTER

The device can now be placed into the holster on the V-PRO harness.

A live session has successfully been activated, this can be confirmed by opening the app and viewing the live session.

VIEW THE LIVE SESSION IN THE APP

Open the V-PRO app and select the horse on the ‘Live Session’ screen to view its data.

Ending A Session

There are three ways to end a session.

  1. Press the Power button to end the current session and turn off the device.
  2. Press the Scan Bypass button on the device – the V-PRO sensor will end the current session and start a new one.
  3. Attaching the charging cable to the V-PRO device. This will end the current session and begin charging the internal battery. The LED will flash red as the device attempts to connect to Wi-Fi to offload any large ECG files.