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.

Research and Technology

Ground Breaking Solutions For Research and Technology

Motion tracking and scanning for research and technology

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.

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The very best in fielded motion tracking devices

Motion tracking for Air and Ground forces

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.

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Next Generation Medical Devices Powered by Polhemus

Motion measurement for Healthcare

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.

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True 6DOF

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.

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Polhemus G4 in Virtual Rehabilitation

Bienetec Uses Polhemus G4 for Balance Recovery and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation in Virtual Rehabilitation Application, Valencia, Spain.

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Client Testimonials

“The UltraSim simulates the functions of a conventional ultrasound machine, allowing students to perform sonographic examinations on a mannequin. The UltraSim is a self-guided simulator that gives students realistic hands-on ultrasound scanning experience without the need for live patients. The scanning techniques used by the students simulate the same skills necessary to examine a patient in a clinical setting.”

- Denise Levine, Sales Manager, North America, MedSim Inc.

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