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Kavale is the first connected device, linked to a mobile app, aiming at enhancing the safety of the horse and its rider.
Kavale is the first connected device, linked to a mobile app, aiming at enhancing the safety of the horse and its rider.
Kavale is the first connected device, linked to a mobile app, aiming at enhancing the safety of the horse and its rider.
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Kavale, for your safety and that of your horse

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Color and matter are just for a prototype example and are not permanent.
Color and matter are just for a prototype example and are not permanent.

 

 Kavale is our first connected device aiming at enhancing the safety of the horse and its rider. We've conceived it for two different uses:

  • Locating your horse when it's grazing to keep an eye on it and be alerted in case of an incident: escape, theft or inactivity.
  • Detecting a fall when you are riding alone within or outside the school premises and automatically alerting emergency services and your loved ones in case of a mishap to minimize reaction time.

Kavale is the first product of our french start-up Képhyre, whose ambition is to generalize the use of digital innovation in the equestrian industry.

 


Saddle's attachment of the device
The device is secured on the rear of the saddle or at the front of the hunting breastplate. The rider links the device and his breeches with a kill cord.

 

 

Automatic activation of the Riding mode
While riding, you link the kill cord to the device: your mobile phone, located in your pocket or in an armband, automatically detects the Riding mode and starts the surveillance. We've deliberately chosen a kill cord system since it remains the most reliable detection system to date (boat kill cord, jetski, airbag, etc.). In case of a fall, the kill cord disconnects itself from the device. 

 

 If the fall is harmless and you are ok, you can deactivate the alert. On the contrary, after a one-minute safety timeout, an alert is automatically sent to the trusted contacts along with your GPS coordinates (thanks to the smartphone) and that of your horse (thanks to the device). We use Sigfox, a low frequency network, independent from the GSM network, that guarantees an efficient signal in rural areas. For more than one hour, your trusted contacts are able to follow your position and that of your horse in real-time.

 

 

 

Attachment of the device on the horse
The device is secured on the horse through a tendon boot's attachment. This attachment system was developed with riders and vets to ensure maximum well-being for the animal.

Because each owner has his habits, other attachment systems are currently being developed : on the caveson, inside a winter blanket, on the body attachment, etc.

To secure the device to the horse, we've designed attachments including a case holder protecting the device from outside weather (rain, mud, snow, wind) and ensuring no direct contact with the animal. The device itself is waterproof (immersion and splash).

 

Activation of the surveillance from your mobile phone
The Kavale mobile app, connected to the device, allows you to activate the surveillance of you horse and to be alerted in case of an incident: breaching the authorized perimeter previously determined on your smartphone or inactivity within the perimeter.

 

 

 

 

Color and matter are just for a prototype example and are not permanent.
Color and matter are just for a prototype example and are not permanent.
  • Battery
    Nominal voltage: 3.6/3.7V Shut-down voltage: 2.8V Direct current : 4mA (0.096 Ah/day and 0.67 Ah/week Current pulses: 100 ms 30mA pulse every minute for 50 minutes (capacity not representative) Dimensions: 40x40x10mm Functioning temperatures: -20°C / 60°C Battery life: about 24 days at 20°CCalculation shows that the product will endure at least 500 charging cycles (85% of remaining capacity ≈2000mAh). At -20°C, the available capacity will be approx. 50%

  • Network
    Sigfox system : This network allows a functional coverage in rural areas For the Field mode, check that your field is fully covered here.

  • Your Kavale
    Includes both a field and a saddle attachment varying from the chosen deal. Attachment fabric: neoprene, Lycra and leather. Washable: only neoprene and Lycra.

 

 

  • Every horse riders, amateur or professional, riding without any proper surveillance
  • Horses' owners and keepers willing to keep an eye on them while they are in the field unwatched.
  • Riders' close relations looking for a peaceful mindset: parents and family, grooms, riding school owners.

 

 

 

 

Proof of concept

Demo MEADOW

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2012
Muchacho and Câlin, our founder's beloved horses, escape their field in the middle of the night. As she scrambles to get them back, the idea is born!

2015
Project's launch within her mobile innovation agency - Beapp - with several team members.

2016
First electronic and design prototypes

2017
Establishment of a dedicated team. Hippolia Competitiveness Cluster certification granted to the project. Kickstarter's campaign launch.

2018
January to June: launch of Kavale First Users Club.
July: reception of the Kickstarter's product and commercialisation launch in various shops.

 

 

 

We really wanted to launch our campaign after successful completion of early tests of our product ensuring full committment to those who put their trust in us! Professionals in the digital area for more than 6 years, we are fully aware that building a quality product includes some challenges and our team possess a large range of competences necessary to lead the project and make sure the product is highly qualitative!

We will ship the final product and a first version of the mobile app in september 2018. Free updates and a dedicated support will allow an optimal implementation during the first few months. Right after the campaign, you will join the Kavale First Users Club and a series of events are planned to keep you posted on the project.

The case holder shown in our campaign is made thanks to 3D printing and it will be improved for final delivery as we move to an industrial printing system. The attachment systems are already offered in thir final material (leather for the saddle system and neoprene for the tendon boots one).

You can rely on our passion, our demanding nature and our professionalism to honour the trust you put in us!

 

La couleur et les matières sont réservées au prototype et ne sont pas définitives.
La couleur et les matières sont réservées au prototype et ne sont pas définitives.

 

 Kavale est notre premier objet connecté visant à améliorer la sécurité du cheval et du cavalier. Notre objet est conçu pour deux usages :

  • géo-localiser votre cheval quand il est au pré pour garder un oeil sur lui et alerter dans le cas d'une anomalie : fuite, vol ou immobilité
  • détecter une chute quand vous montez seul en balade ou en carrière et alerter automatiquement les secours et vos proches d’un accident afin de réduire le temps d’intervention

Kavale est le premier produit de notre start-up Française Képhyre, qui a pour ambition de démocratiser l’usage du numérique dans la filière équine.

 

 

Fixation de l’objet sur la selle L’objet se fixe à l'arrière sur la selle ou à l’avant sur un collier de chasse. Le cavalier attache un cordon entre Kavale et son pantalon lorsqu’il monte à cheval.

 

Activation automatique en mode En Selle
Lorsque vous êtes à cheval, vous reliez le cordon à l’objet: votre mobile, situé dans votre poche ou dans un brassard, détecte alors automatiquement le mode En Selle et débute la surveillance. Nous avons choisi un système avec cordon car c’est à ce jour le système le plus fiable de détection (alarme en mer, jetski, airbag, etc).

En cas de chute, le cordon se désolidarise de l’objet. Si votre chute est anodine et que vous allez bien, vous pouvez désactiver l'alerte. 
Après 1 minute de sécurité, elle est envoyée automatiquement aux contacts de confiance avec vos coordonnées GPS (grâce au smartphone) et celle du cheval (grâce à l’objet). Nous utilisons le réseau basse fréquence Sigfox entièrement indépendant du réseau GSM de votre mobile, qui vous garantit un signal efficace en zone rurale. Pendant plus d’une heure, vos contacts de confiance peuvent suivre en temps réel votre position et celle de votre cheval.

 

 

 

Fixation de l’objet sur le cheval
L'objet se fixe sur le cheval grâce à une attache de type guêtre. Cette attache a été développée en partenariat avec des cavaliers et des vétérinaires afin de respecter au maximum le bien-être de l'animal. Comme chaque propriétaire à ses habitudes, d'autres systèmes d'attaches sont en cours de développement : sur le licol, dans une couverture d'hiver, body, etc.
Pour fixer l’objet au cheval, nous avons conçu des attaches comprenant un étui qui protège le boîtier des éléments extérieurs (pluie, boue, neige, vent) et qui évite tout contact direct avec l’animal. L'objet lui même est également résistant à l’eau (immersion et projection).

Activation de la surveillance depuis votre mobileL’application mobile Kavale, connectée à l’objet, vous permet d’activer la surveillance de votre cheval et d’être alerté en cas d’anomalie: sortie de la zone définie au préalable sur votre smartphone ou immobilité dans la zone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

La couleur et les matières sont réservées au prototype et ne sont pas définitives.
La couleur et les matières sont réservées au prototype et ne sont pas définitives.

 

  •  Batterie
    Tension nominale : 3.6/3.7V Tension arrêt : 2.8V Courant constant : 4 mA soit 0.096 Ah/jour et 0.67 Ah par semaine Courant pulses : 30 mA pendant 100 ms toutes les min pendant 50 min (non significatif en terme de capacité) Dimensions proposées : 40x40x10 mm Températures : -20°C /60°C Autonomie : ≈24Jours à 20°C (en début de vie) et ≈20 Jours. Les calculs nous montrent que l’élément vous permet d’effectuer 500 cycles au minimum (à 85% de capacité restante soit ≈2000 mAh). A -20°C, la capacité restituée sera approximativement de 50%.
  • Réseau
    Système Sigfox, ce réseau nous permet d’assurer un fonctionnement en zone rurale Pour la fonction champ, vérifiez que votre pré est bien couvert ici.

  • Votre Kavale
    Livré avec une attache pré et une attache selle en fonction de la contrepartie choisie. Tissus des attaches : Néoprène, Lycra et cuir. Lavable : Uniquement Lycra et Néoprène.

 

 

  • Tout cavaliers, amateur comme professionnel, qui pratiquent l'équitation sans surveillance.
  • Propriétaires et gardiens de chevaux souhaitant garder un œil sur eux quand ils sont au pré sans surveillance.
  • Proches des cavaliers souhaitant être rassurés : parents, proches, grooms, gérants de pension.

 

 

 

 

  

Preuve de fonctionnement

Mode CHAMP

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 Mode EN SELLE

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2012
Muchacho et Câlin, les chevaux d’Anaïs, notre fondatrice, s’échappent de leur pré en pleine nuit. Alors qu’elle doit se lever pour les récupérer, l’idée est née !  

2015
Lancement du projet au sein de son agence d’innovation mobile Beapp avec plusieurs membres de l’équipe.  

2016
Début des prototypes électroniques et design.  

2017
Création d’une équipe dédiée au projet. Labellisation du projet par le pôle de compétitivité Hippolia. Lancement de la campagne Kick-starter.

2018
De janvier à juin, lancement du club des premiers utilisateurs Kavale. 

Début juillet, réception du produit Kickstarter et début de la commercialisation en boutique.

  

 

Risks and challenges

Nous avons vraiment souhaité lancer notre campagne une fois les premiers tests de notre produit réalisés avec succès afin de tenir notre engagement à tous ceux qui nous accorderont leur confiance !
Professionnels du numérique depuis plus de 6 ans, nous savons que la construction d’un produit de qualité comporte un certain nombre de défis et notre équipe a les compétences nécessaires pour mener à bien la production du projet et vous assurer un produit de qualité !

Nous expédierons le produit fini et une première version de l’application mobile en septembre 2018.
Des mises à jour gratuites et un support dédiés vous permettront une mise en fonctionnement optimale sur les premiers mois.
Après la campagne, vous rejoindrez le Club des Premiers Utilisateurs Kavale et nous prévoyons d’ici septembre plusieurs temps conviviaux pour vous donner des nouvelles du projets !

Le boîtier présenté dans notre campagne est réalisé en impression 3D, il sera plus abouti à la livraison car produit avec un système d’impression industriel.
Les attaches sont réalisées dans leurs futures matières (cuir pour la selle et néoprène pour la guêtre).

Vous pouvez compter sur notre passion, notre exigence et notre professionnalisme pour honorer la confiance que vous nous aurez accordée !

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    Early Bird 70%

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    + your data subscription free for 3 months

    Past this period, you will be able to choose your data subscription between the full app version at the price of 5,99€/month or to get the free app version for 0€/month that includes 1 trusted contact + 1 meadow + ad in your app

    You are among our top 30 contributors! Thanks for supporting us! You get a 70% discount on your Kavale package!

    You need an additional field attachment system? Get another one for 30€ only.

    You need an additional saddle attachment system? Get another one for 50€ only.

    You would like to buy Kavale as a christmas gift ? For any 25€ added, you will get a beautiful postcard with a Kephyre saddle pad to put your under your christmas tree !

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    + your data subscription free for 3 months

    Past this period, you will be able to choose your data subscription between the full app version at the price of 5,99€/month or to get the free app version for 0€/month that includes 1 trusted contact + 1 meadow + ad in your app

    You are among our early contributors! Thanks for supporting us! You get a 60% discount on your Kavale package!

    You need an additional field attachment system? Get another one for 30€ only.

    You need an additional saddle attachment system? Get another one for 50€ only.

    You would like to buy Kavale as a christmas gift ? For any 25€ added, you will get a beautiful postcard with a Kephyre saddle pad to put your under your christmas tree !

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    + your data subscription free for 3 months

    Past this period, you will be able to choose your data subscription between the full app version at the price of 5,99€/month or to get the free app version for 0€/month that includes 1 trusted contact + 1 meadow + ad in your app

    Thanks for supporting us! You get a 50% discount on your Kavale package!

    You need an additional field attachment system? Get another one for 30€ only.

    You need an additional saddle attachment system? Get another one for 50€ only.

    You would like to buy Kavale as a christmas gift ? For any 25€ added, you will get a beautiful postcard with a Kephyre saddle pad to put your under your christmas tree !

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    + 1 Kavale device
    + 2 attachment systems of your selection (saddle and/or field)
    + your data subscription free for 3 months

    Past this period, you will be able to choose your data subscription between the full app version at the price of 5,99€/month or to get the free app version for 0€/month that includes 1 trusted contact + 1 meadow + ad in your app

    Thanks for supporting us! You get a 50% discount on your Kavale package!

    You need an additional field attachment system? Get another one for 30€ only.

    You need an additional saddle attachment system? Get another one for 50€ only.

    You would like to buy Kavale as a christmas gift ? For any 25€ added, you will get a beautiful postcard with a Kephyre saddle pad to put your under your christmas tree !

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    Past this period, you will be able to choose your data subscription between the full app version at the price of 5,99€/month or to get the free app version for 0€/month that includes 1 trusted contact + 1 meadow + ad in your app

    Thanks for supporting us! You get one free Kavale device for any one bought!

    You need an additional field attachment system? Get another one for 30€ only.

    You need an additional saddle attachment system? Get another one for 50€ only.

    You would like to buy Kavale as a christmas gift ? For any 25€ added, you will get two beautiful postcards with two Kephyre saddle pads to put your under your christmas tree !

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    FIVE TROPHY 30%

    + 5 Kavale devices
    + 5x 2 attachment systems of your selection (saddle and/or field)
    + 5x your data subscription free for 3 months

    Past this period, you will be able to choose your data subscription between the full app version at the price of 5,99€/month or to get the free app version for 0€/month that includes 1 trusted contact + 1 meadow + ad in your app

    Thanks for supporting us! You get a 30% discount on any five Kavale devices bought! This is the perfect deal for a riding school or individuals owning several horses.

    You need an additional field attachment system? Get another one for 30€ only.

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    TEN TROPHY 30%

    + 10 Kavale devices
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    + 10x your data subscription free for 3 months

    Past this period, you will be able to choose your data subscription between the full app version at the price of 5,99€/month or to get the free app version for 0€/month that includes 1 trusted contact + 1 meadow + ad in your app

    Thanks for supporting us! You get a 30% discount on any ten Kavale devices bought! This is the perfect deal for a riding school or a stud farm.

    You need an additional field attachment system? Get another one for 30€ only.

    You need an additional saddle attachment system? Get another one for 50€ only.

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    TWENTY TROPHY 30%

    + 20 Kavale devices
    + 20x 2 attachment systems of your selection (saddle and/or field)
    + 20x your data subscription free for 3 months

    Past this period, you will be able to choose your data subscription between the full app version at the price of 5,99€/month or to get the free app version for 0€/month that includes 1 trusted contact + 1 meadow + ad in your app

    Thanks for supporting us! You get a 30% discount on any twenty Kavale devices bought! This is the perfect deal for a large riding school or stud farm.

    You need an additional field attachment system? Get another one for 30€ only.

    You need an additional saddle attachment system? Get another one for 50€ only.

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Funding period

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