Polhemus is the premier motion measurement technology company. With over 40 years of experience, our systems deliver high precision, real-time, 6DOF tracking in health care, research and technology, and military applications. We provide cost effective enabling technologies for the real and virtual world.
Industry leaders remain competitive by utilizing our cutting-edge technology. Our products are used by top researchers and we power the latest virtual reality applications. Whether you need to track for biomechanics, power your training simulator, or you require our ultra-fast 3D Laser Scanner, Polhemus has 40 years of industry experience to give you the edge you need.
Polhemus leads the industry by providing the edge in precision 6DOF motion tracking for Air and Ground based forces. Fielded on A-10, F-16 and C-130 aircraft, high fidelity position and orientation tracking bridges the gap between the real and virtual world. Polhemus' legacy in military applications includes expertise in Weapon and Personnel Posture Tracking, Eye Tracking, Head & Helmet Tracking.
Polhemus technology enables break-through innovations in Healthcare. Used by medical device providers in image-guided surgery and in medical simulation and training markets, our motion measurement sensors are embeddable in a variety of customer required forms. Our 3D scanning technology revolutionized orthotic and prosthetic processes, providing fast, accurate results.
Polhemus is known for its award-winning, proprietary technology, AC (alternating current) electromagnetics. Our technology is able to track a wide variety of objects as well as people by attaching small and lightweight sensors to selected tracking points or embedding them within an object. Polhemus trackers deliver true 6DOF (Degrees-Of-Freedom) because both position and orientation are measured automatically and natively to the tracking technology such that no hybrid data merging is needed to obtain the full position and orientation solution.
The Vermont Air National Guard (ANG) uses over 90 MetaVR™ Virtual Reality Scene Generator™ (VRSG)™ licenses in their four-ship simulators at the new F-16 Mission Training Center (MTC) located at the VT Air National Guard (ANG) facilities at the Burlington International Airport, Burlington, VT.
Using Polhemus technology, NeuroScan was able to be the first in the industry to produce a three dimensional image of a subject's head and define the exact location of electrodes placed on the subject. "For the first time we can quickly take EEG data and overlay it on a MR image for an exact definition of where electrical activity is coming." Before using Polhemus solutions, this was a long and difficult process to accurately calculate this activity."
- Stephen Sands, Chief Scientist, Compumedics Neuroscan