Research & Technology

Polhemus motion tracking systems for research and technology

If it moves…we can track it!

Market Overview

Polhemus has been the leader in providing 6DOF motion tracking systems to the commercial market since 1970. With great success, Polhemus has worked with partners and customers in the research and technology markets to integrate our proprietary AC electromagnetic technology to meet their application needs. The variety of customers we have dealt with in our 40-year tenure has given us a wide breadth of knowledge. We’re flexible enough to customize solutions, when needed--and we’re experienced enough to be called the experts in motion tracking.

Who We Serve

Our technology enables some of the world’s latest industrial training simulators, it powers performance analysis for elite-level athletes, and it has enabled some of the world’s top researchers in their fields to do tracking for ground breaking research. Because of the nature of our technology, we are bridging the gap between the virtual world and the real world, as our motion tracking technology provides the most realistic training environment, and our ultra-fast update rates and low latency make our technology the top choice for leaders in their fields.

We offer an array of motion tracking products, 3D laser scanners, and eye tracking technology. Learn more about our Applications, Case Studies and Customers we cater to in the research and technology market. Get more information below.

Below is a sample of applications relevant to the research and technology market that use Polhemus technology:

Motion Tracking

  • Training and Simulation for Welding
  • Golf Swing Analysis
  • Head Tracking for HMD (Head Mounted Display)
  • Sports Performance Analysis of Weight Lifting
  • Hand Tracking


  • 3D Laser Scanning for Reverse Engineering
  • 3D Laser Scanning on Archaeological Digs

With over 40 years of experience, our customer and partner list is long; below is a sample of a few of our valued customers.